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Old Posted Nov 12, 2007, 8:42 PM
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Post Inner City Beauty: A fine urban neighbourhood

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St. Clair
I haven't left the city in a while, but luckily the city offers plenty of great photo opportunities,
and being fall makes it even better. Here's another awesome neighbourhood, the St. Clair
area in east-central Hamilton. These photos were taken on November 11. I'll let the sign do
the rest of the talking (if you can't read it let me know):













































































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Old Posted Nov 12, 2007, 8:48 PM
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Looks great in the fall.



This reminds me of Kansas City; a classic colonnade apartment building next to nice detached houses.
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Autumn is the best time for photography of neighborhoods full of brick homes.
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Wonderful pics of some great structures! It looks incredibly similar to Denver at the moment with all the tree colors and especially the homes and tree lined avenues. We went through a boom at the same time your city did in the early 1900s. Keep up the great job with the pics!
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Looks good!
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Beautiful set! This one cracked me up. At first glance, you think: oh, they're having a yard sale. Then you realize: nope, those are just their yard decorations. I had an aunt whose yard looked very similar when I was growing up.
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Awesome!! Another one of my favourite neighbourhoods. I used to work right by Gage Park, and would walk home along Maplegrove/Delaware. So this is a very VERY familiar hood to me!



^^ OMG I'm so happy you caught this pic (Sherman S, right?). Last time I was out for a walk in the area (late summer), my friends and I fell to the ground laughing at this house for prolly 5-7 mins str8 w/o getting up. This house is awesome... sad thing is, it's looked this way as far as I can remember (I used to go to grade school in the area, so prolly like 12-14yrs'ish)!
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Reminds me a lot of some of the nicer inner-city neighborhoods of Kitchener. Same architecture, mature trees. Trust me, it's a good thing!

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Another first class effort!
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I'm a Hamiltonian myself and I have never seen the St. Clair area before so this is all new to me. Great stuff! Yet it's so strange the St. Clair area is literally steps away from a shady area of Hamilton, Main St East.

Wonderful photos and looks like a beautiful neighbourhood, something you definitely wouldn't think exist in the East end.

Got a suggestion, since it's the fall is it's probably the best season for Hamilton you should do a photo tour of a trail or something of nature like Dundas Valley and the Escarpment, it would be speculator and intense at this time of the year.
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great stuff, flar.

This is a very typical Ontarian Edwardian neighbourhood, I think. For example, my parents' neighbourhood in Oshawa looks very similar (built around the same time).
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Fall any where north of Ohio is just stunning
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OMG it's Hamilton.... SUPRISSSSSSSSSSEEEE!!!!

But seriously, these photos are drop dead gorgeous.
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Very nice, but what have you done with flar? I didn't see one bit of decay anywhere.
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wow, you certainly picked the right time to shoot this neighbourhood.

looks like a nice place. classic streetcar suburb.
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I'm a Hamiltonian myself and I have never seen the St. Clair area before so this is all new to me. Great stuff! Yet it's so strange the St. Clair area is literally steps away from a shady area of Hamilton, Main St East.
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looks like a nice place. classic streetcar suburb.
This was indeed a streetcar suburb, though the "Hamilton Street Railway" is all buses at the moment. Main St. cuts right through this area, it's not a shady area at all (you have to go 2 or 3 blocks further north to King) but the retail on Main St. is devastated so it looks bad, so it's not surprising people don't notice this area. However, step off Main St. and immediately you'll see the neighbourhoods pictured above. Main St is a 4-5 lane one way road with 60km/h speed limit, so SSP forumers can guess why the retail is in such a sad state. Hopefully one day very soon rails will be back on Main St.



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This is a very typical Ontarian Edwardian neighbourhood, I think. For example, my parents' neighbourhood in Oshawa looks very similar (built around the same time).
You can see the Edwardian elements in some of the porches especially. Lots of tudor as well, and a couple Victorians that must have existed before the area was surveyed. There are a few other areas in Hamilton that have houses that look like this too. Westdale is one. The wide boulevards are very rare in Hamilton though, so far I've only seen them in this area. Most of the city is jam packed on narrow streets.
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I love this city. Too much underrated.
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Very nice... again, it reminds me of the nicer suburbs of many English towns - same architecture, density, amount of trees... everything... apart from a few vernacular differences there are 100s of English towns with areas that looks very similar. Funny!
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Great pics. I love the old houses and the canopy of big trees overhead.
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