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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #161
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Jamesville

This old colourful multicultural neighbourhood is just north of downtown Hamilton. Traditionally it has been home to large Portuguese and Italian communities. I believe many of the Portuguese are from the Azores, while a large number of the Italians in Jamesville are from the village of Raculmuto, Sicily. They have been joined by many other ethnicities and in recent years many artists and art galleries have moved into this area: http://www.jamesstreetnorth.ca/













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Old May 19th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #162
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Nice little neighborhood.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #163
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Wow, it truly is a mix of Italians and Portuguese. What did that lady say when you took a picture of her?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #164
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people usually don't say anything when I take their picture, the exception being young men with chips on their shoulders. I also use a telephoto lens so I'm not right in their faces.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #165
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Flar, what's the neighborhood just north of Jamesville? It's along Hamilton Harbour, north of the train tracks and west of Wellington Street.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #166
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That's the North End, another neighbourhood I haven't photographed yet. It's a very old part of town with a colourful history. It was known as a rough neighbourhood, but there is some gentrification going on now that the Bayfront has been fixed up nicely.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #167
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There are many parts of Hamilton that I need to explore... this could be a summer project!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #168
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There are many parts of Hamilton that I need to explore... this could be a summer project!
Me too.

Maybe we should think about doing a forum meet in Hamilton. I'd do my best to attend.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:40 PM   #169
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We could do a meet. I was planning a separate meet sometime in June for the SSP guys, there's a new restaurant opening up soon in the downtown core that offers Hamilton's first rooftop patio.
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I'd go to a forum meet if we have one.
xzmattzx: if you can't make it to a forum meet, you can always PM me or Steeltown or one of the other Hamilton forumers on SSP to meet up for a tour of Hamilton when you're in Ontario this summer.
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I'll probably be in the area in August.

Jaybird is also considering visiting Hamilton. We were thinking of going together, but we might pick another place as well. Maybe we can throw around the idea of something in August on top of your June meet.
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August is a good month in Hamilton as there's always something happening on the weekend with events like Festival of Friends, Buskerfest in Dundas, MardiGras Carnival, etc.
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Yup tons of stuff going on in August. Sadly no Port Days this year, it's held in alternating years now. Buskerfest in Dundas is in three weeks, but the Dundas Cactus Festival is held in August. I'm not sure when some of the smaller BIA's are having festivals, but they're usually late in the summer. I think Ottawa Street's and maybe Concession Street's festivals are in September.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 02:23 PM   #174
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Don't forget The Peach Festival!!
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Ahh yes, the Winona Peach Festival is August 22-24.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #176
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Romanesque Architecture
Not really a whole lot of Romanesque architecture in Hamilton, but there a few good examples:







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Old May 25th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #177
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I've never actually walked around downtown Hamilton. I have to do that one of these days. Great photos by the way.
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I've only seen Hamilton from the bridge, so it's a big surprise to see true pics of this lovely city. Loving your shots.

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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #179
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I've never actually walked around downtown Hamilton. I have to do that one of these days. Great photos by the way.
I would suggest to anyone that wants to check out Hamilton to go off the beaten path. Downtown doesn't give the best impression, you would find the city much more interesting if you happened to stumble upon Locke South or the Bayfront. Pick a random point of departure and get lost somewhere in the lower city. All of the lower city is very walkable and there is stuff to see pretty much throughout.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #180
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The next post is a photo essay about Hamilton's industry. Hamilton's port is the largest Canadian port on the Great Lakes and the industry surrounding Hamilton Harbour is the largest concentration of heavy industry in Canada. This is what you see from the Skyway Bridge. Hamilton is known as Steeltown, the most prominent plants are the steel mills. They are best known best as Stelco and Dofasco, but in the last couple years both plants were sold, to US Steel and Arcelor-Mittal respectively. Together, these mills produce sixty percent of Canada's steel. While the steel industry is what Hamilton is known for, there are numerous other industries in Hamilton, everything from beer to oil to auto parts. Although Hamilton has suffered like other rust belt cities as North America has moved to a post industrial economy, there are still many plants and factories operating today, probably moreso than in comparable American cities.
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