Saturday, March 12, 2016

Re development in Victoria's Blue Bridge area

The other day I visited Victoria BC for an hour and spend 10 minutes around one of my favorite disappearing landmarks. Since I'm no longer defending the importance of history of the city and the way it is preserved (the younger generation does not appear to have much worry about that sort of thing, or at least it's their job), I can show photographs of history's disappearance without comments. I'm looking at the Pandora Street bridge. It is half gone, but it's still part of the main arteries connecting Victoria across the inner harbor, ready to be replaced by today's style, which probably is not what the future requires, but that is development, lol.
The bridge and its surroundings make for an interesting area from the early Victoria days that now, for many years already, has old buildings no longer used waiting for upgrading or renewal. The replacement of the area mixes old and new in the facade and that is positive enough. Personally, and aesthetically speaking, I would have liked to see the bridge incorporated in this overhaul. At any rate here is another project that I try to follow and photograph as it develops.
Sometimes I have a camera hanging around my neck, but more often there is just the phone, which I have supported since the first Motorola flip phone with the first camera (I love camera phones and they get closer to some kind of perfection by the day), and even though no longer Motorola, these images are here thanks to the camera phone.

Across the Gorge development is recent and I haven't thought, so far, about photographing that side. On the downtown side, however, there are more photos here and here.
And the spring geese often with friends are here year after year as well.

Anyway walking through Victoria it is nearly impossible to miss this area,  so updates showing major developments are definitely among future entries in this blog.

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