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Old March 19th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #681
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Well, we at least have something to look forward to when you move to Ottawa, and that is hopefully we will be able to explore the city vicariously through your camera lens!
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Old March 19th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #682
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Now would be a good time to start that Ontario rolling thread that you were thinking about.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #683
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Great looking city indeed, thanks for those updated pics flar i expect more -please-
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:35 AM   #684
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I have a few more tours. First some 19th century homes in Dundas.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:36 AM   #685
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Dundas is now pretty much engulfed by Hamilton but was actually settled before Hamilton, in the 1790s and was even the leading town in the area for a time. Its location in a valley surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment meant there was plenty of water to power mills. Dundas became prominent as a major shipping port for points west in Ontario with the opening of the Desjardins Canal to Lake Ontario. Hamilton later overtook Dundas in importance with the opening of Hamilton harbour, the Welland Canal, and the ascendance of railroads.

In this tour I focus on Dundas' Georgian and Victorian architecture. Much of the surviving Georgian architecture dates to approximately the 1840s (the oldest surviving building in Dundas was built in 1804). Some of the Georgian houses look rather plain, but are included because they are much older than what you typically find in Ontario.

These photos were taken around the beginning of February 2009.

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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:48 AM   #696
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flar, I am so going to miss your magnificent Hamilton threads. They have been such an eye opener, even to someone who thought they knew Hamilton. I'm so glad you could squeeze in a few last photos of lovely Dundas. I look forward with great anticipation to your explorations of Ottawa and the surrounding area and most of all, I wish you all the very best in the newest leg in your adventure through life. Thanks so much for so many memorable tours. Peace.
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ME WANT (real bad - and have wanted since I first saw it in the early 60s)
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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:35 AM   #698
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ME WANT (real bad - and have wanted since I first saw it in the early 60s)
That house is pretty well known and well liked. There is a writeup about it in the book "A Heritage of Stone" by Nina Perkins Chapple. I forget the details, but the man who built it was a British army officer and world adventurer. The home is in the Regency style which was popular with British officers who retired to Canada after serving in India or Africa.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #699
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so close to beau fleuve - yet so far
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Some great updates @flar beautiful houses
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