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Old Posted Oct 13, 2008, 6:02 AM
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Nice Winnipeg shots - but I still like the angle from St.Boniface, just due east of the Esplanade Riel. It will be even improve exponentially once the CMHR gets built. Unfortunately, I don't have an adequate photo.

Outstanding views of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.
this one jeff? by local photographer dan harper http://wpgpano.com/
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2008, 3:56 AM
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Bankers Hall looks cheesy from due south and north. Most of the northwest angles cut out the Calgary Tower (which I think is essential.) So, for me, the best angle is from the east (be it north or south)

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With Calgary, I agree, the Calgary Tower has to be visible.

I've always preferred it positioned to the far left-hand side of the skyline, and for me, the view from Deerfoot Trail entering the city from Edmonton is the best (also the view you see from YYC). The view from the east isn't bad either, but any other angle and the city all of a sudden seems foreign to me.

Shame that The Bow will be blocking the Calgary Tower from the north in a few years.

Best view of the ENTIRE city is coming in from the south (from Fort Macleod).
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2008, 4:13 AM
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my favourite view is from a rooftop in the King East/St. Lawrence area. Here's an interactive pano from the area: http://www.context.ca/pages/corporate/vr_tours4.htm
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2008, 4:20 AM
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With Calgary, I agree, the Calgary Tower has to be visible.

I've always preferred it positioned to the far left-hand side of the skyline, and for me, the view from Deerfoot Trail entering the city from Edmonton is the best (also the view you see from YYC).
sort of like this:



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Best view of the ENTIRE city is coming in from the south (from Fort Macleod).
Indeed, especially at night where highway 2 splits into Deerfoot/ Macleod. I always get a sense of awe at that moment, plus it means I'm almost home.

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I love the view of Vancouver's skyline while landing at YVR.


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This is my favorite shot of Vancouver. I saw this commercial while watching TV yesterday and I just about fell off my chair when I saw how
awesome Shaw looked. Looks like freakin' Manhattan!

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For Ottawa, all of the best views are from the Quebec side of the river or from Lebreton Flats.
The first (taken from Gatineau) is probably my favorite shot of Ottawa, though it doesn't do
our height (what little we have) any justice. The second shot is a classic Lebreton shot
similar to the one posted by Harls.





Ottawa's downtown is so dense and uniform in height that it's very hard to find a shot which looks like we have
more than 10 towers, other than an aerial of course.





I do not take credit for any of these photos and, unfortunately, I have no idea who took them. Just cool shots that I've collected over the years.

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sort of like this:
I suppose... I like it better a little further north, so that both Bankers Hall's are clearly visible:

(unfortunately I don't know the photographer... it's an upload to Wikipedia...)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...om_Airport.jpg
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I like Toronto from the Leslie Street Spit. Tis picture is outdated.
taken by hogan3774 on flickr
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people like only_the_lonly get to injoy the view on the way to work and thus that bridge will be shut down soon for replacement and a ped bridge will be going up beside it lol

and i live just a couple blocks over from that view
Yaa, it is pretty sweet driving into the skyline everyday for work and school.

There's actually many more high rise buildings not included in that shot. For the most part, the Hydro building is hidden behind the Portage & Main towers.

Nice work, 1ajs.

I can't wait to see the museum go up in the foreground.
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Yes, Adrian. Thanks, that Dan Harper image is precisely what I'm refering to. Looks great.
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I love the view of Vancouver's skyline while landing at YVR.


Landing at YVR


Also, from the north:


From the south:


From the east:


I also have one from the west from a boat, but I can't find it at the moment.

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I've never found a Hamilton angle that I really, really like, but here are a few different angles that I think are not bad:









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Frankly, I think Calgary's best angle is from above. If you've got the density, you may as well flaunt it:

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For Ottawa, all of the best views are from the Quebec side of the river or from Lebreton Flats.
I still maintain that the best view of the city is from the West on the 417, at the top of the hill between Eagleson and Moodie. Someday I'll take a picture with a good telephoto lens....
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This is my favorite shot of Vancouver. I saw this commercial while watching TV yesterday and I just about fell off my chair when I saw how
awesome Shangri La looked. Looks like freakin' Manhattan!

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Shangri-la is not even in that clip. That's the Shaw tower.
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O-Town Hockey, the first view of Ottawa you have is by far my fave angle of Ottawa. It looks so stately and sophisticated.
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Bankers Hall looks cheesy from due south and north. Most of the northwest angles cut out the Calgary Tower (which I think is essential.) So, for me, the best angle is from the east (be it north or south)

Calgary's skyline is really expanding noticibly to the south now. Projects like Nuera, Arriva 44, Kahanoff, Curtis Block, Alberta Boot, H20, Keynote etc are really going to fill that in quite densely in the near future. 9th/10th ave will look like the middle of the skyline from the east and west soon. That's quite a change.
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Shangri-la is not even in that clip. That's the Shaw tower.
Shoot, that's what I meant to say! Thanks. Edited.
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