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Old Posted Jul 30, 2010, 5:33 AM
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In the 19th Century, Bangor supplied the lumber that built Boston and New York...























































































































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Old Posted Jul 30, 2010, 5:51 AM
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You know what I'd like to see? You somehow collaborate with Thundertubs on his tours of small-ish Midwest towns. That'd be a serious force to be reckoned with!

Anyways, great thread - and coverage of Bangor; I enjoyed how you captured buildings of both civic/commercial AND residential uses.
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2010, 6:17 AM
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I love the small-ish but urban feel and the irregular shaped downtown blocks. Makes for the some fun irregularity in the architecture.

Photos tip-top as always.

We don't see alot of New England here outside of Boston.
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You've done it again, Flar. Beautiful set.
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Excellent! Bangor is one of my favorite New England downtowns. It has more buildings from the '10's and '20's than most downtowns in that region. Maybe because Bangor wasn't as dependent on the textile industry, which was in the middle of a mass exodus down to the Carolinas at that time.

This was a nice surprise.
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Fabulous! Now go do Derry.

(aka: Can't visit Bangor, clowns will eat me...)
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You are a very good architecture photography, awesome work. Ive always wanted to see Bangor, a lot of country singers for whatever reason sing about it.
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That was an entertaining set of pics. I really like Bangor, quite a nice urban outpost in the far NE.

btw, looks like the greenery has grown quite a bit in the last six years


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Thanks for the wonderful pics flar.
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bout time someone put some Maine up. Great set
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Bangor looks very pleasant! I applied for a job there back in 2004.
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It looks nicer than I thought... I happened to drive in this city a couple of times while on my way to the coast, but I never explored it properly.
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It looks nicer than I thought... I happened to drive in this city a couple of times while on my way to the coast, but I never explored it properly.
I've never been to Bangor before, thanks!

Spent many summers along the Maine coast though. Great small towns with the nice main streets, churches and commons, with victorian homes. I recommend Camden, Maine, has a great harbor to just sit, relax and watch the boats come and go.
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I'm going there next week to visit famiy, thanks for the pics!
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Very nice! Thanks for coming across the boarder to showcase an American town.
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Great pics man, Bangore is a lively place, especially when school is in up the street in Orono at UMaine. My cousin will be starting her junior year there in a few weeks.

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I've never been to Bangor before, thanks!

Spent many summers along the Maine coast though. Great small towns with the nice main streets, churches and commons, with victorian homes. I recommend Camden, Maine, has a great harbor to just sit, relax and watch the boats come and go.
Glad to see someone else has a summer Maine connection! The family has a cottage in Pemaquid, which is two peninsulas south of Camden (near Damariscota and Newcastle). Camden is an absolute gem, picture-perfect in every way. The views from the top of Mount Battie are hard to beat. Did you ever make it to Rockland? The Farnsworth Art Museum has the world's best collection of Wyeth pieces - all three of Wyeths, too.
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I'm not sure if I've ever seen photos Bangor before, but, it looks like a nice place. Thanks for the great photos!
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Looks beautiful. I think Bangor was featured in some based on a Steven King novel.
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Lovely. New England is lucky to have such a really great collection of medium-sized cities. The urbanism is places like Bangor, Lowell and Worcester blows away much larger places south and west.
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