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Old Posted Jun 5, 2007, 10:44 PM
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I found another set not listed in that article, I think in the 1000 block of Mason Street. I will have to check...
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2007, 3:25 AM
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Those prisms are stunning when lit up at night. Can't wait to see them around the Hudson and other developments around town.
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I actually thought that they were recent additions to the sidewalks as some of them look brand new. I had never realized what they were there for, but always wanted them to be fully lighted at night which I thought they were meant to do as a decoration to the sidewalks. Now that I know, it just opens my eyes to what they were used for.

On another note, how far has the Juliet come since the last time that I was in Victoria?
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2007, 2:36 PM
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Last time I walked by they had finished half of the first layer of parking garage.
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I always wondered why these under-sidewalk basements fell out of favour. They seem like a great use of space, let some natural light in, and the ones with the little elevators or ramps provided great easy access for freight loading into shops and such.
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On another note, how far has the Juliet come since the last time that I was in Victoria?
From June 2:







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Old Posted Jun 7, 2007, 6:08 AM
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http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...95121&hl=en-CA

television ad for aquattro....interesting marketing technique.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2007, 1:20 PM
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Hey, thanks Zoomer!

It is def going to be weird seeing Victoria once all these that are being built in the city complete.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2007, 6:28 PM
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television ad for aquattro....interesting marketing technique.

Hahahhaa.... That's such an aweful ad. Unreal.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2007, 12:58 AM
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A bit cheesy, but still fun! You know aquattro will appeal to those who don't want to spend $400,000 for a 750 square foot condo downtown. I love the idea of large condos, unfortunately downtown that's called the penthouse at a million plus.

How are the sales going on this TV? Any more info or updates on other Victoria projects?
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2007, 6:10 AM
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Okay, perhaps it's all the cigerettes that I smoke and all the booze I drink, but what the fuck is that ad about?

And what the hells is Aquitro or whatever it is?
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2007, 7:39 AM
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Aquattro is the big development going up in Colwood. More at www.aquattroliving.com . I think that particular ad is about genitalia.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2007, 8:09 AM
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Thanks Mike!

Yeah, I think that ad... well... shouldn't have been an ad to sell property...
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2007, 9:52 AM
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That ad is halarious but Agreed Jarrod, not a good selling ad.

Zoomer, Sorry I haven't posted those photos yet I have been so busy, I am still wrapping up my Mom's project. It's been exhausting to say the least....anyways, tomorrow I will make that post and thanks again for the kind gesture. So did you sneak back down to Timmy's the next day and get those jelly beans? ahahahahahahahaaa

Anyways, The only news I have heard of late is that Crystal View (Court Motel Site) is being delayed a month before an official application is submitted. Also I as told that Councilor's were upset with the Art Gallery coming before them with funding requests etc for the project before Westbank. They somehow jumped the gun and some councilors where a little dissappointed that they had no information regarding the proposal in any shape from Westbank yet the Art Gallery had everything in place with and for the project to request city funding.

However this could be a rumor too.

Also it seems that Sonya Chandler will be maternaty leave during the Crystal View's City development process and will most likely not be able to vote on the project at public hearing. Which given the History voting .....is a good thing

Anyone going to those city community meeting sessions? I know Lover Fighter and a few others are, I haven't made up my mind yet...hmmmmm still thinking on this one!!!


Anyways, gotta go it's after two in the morning and gotta get up really really early tomorrow

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I thought that ad was funny.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2007, 10:24 PM
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Yeah well you're funny lookin'!!!

Just joking....still have to post those photos, I haven't even finished uploading them yet...half way there...hehehe....one of tonights projects!!!
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New glass prisms in Vancouver's Chinatown

I found strech of streetfront in Chinatown that has new glass prisms, though they aren't purple.



Also, an interesting newspaper story about the glass prisms was in the window so I snapped a shot of that too.

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Interesting, SFU.
Original glass prism were originally clear like the ones above, but turned purple over time due to some sort of long term reaction with the light.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2007, 2:27 PM
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Wow that is a sad story! Still it is cool that they put those new ones in. I wonder why more projects don't offer those.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2007, 11:42 PM
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I know this is going to offend some people but I really don't like those prisms. Sorry I haven't posted my photos yet, I decided I wanted to take a few more photos before I put together my thread.

Cheers all,
Hope you're all enjoying the good weather!!!
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