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Old Posted Jun 3, 2011, 2:36 AM
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Post Victorian Splendour: Kingston's Sydenham Ward

Part 1: Downtown Kingston
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2011, 3:36 AM
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My first glimpse of Kingston's residential housing stock. All that brick surprises me...I can only assume it was built much later than the stone stuff.

Nice tour, thanks.
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Truly grand indeed! The Victorians sure left their mark on Kingston quite nicely.
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2011, 11:02 AM
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Splendid! Incredible beauty!
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2011, 11:21 AM
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I have got really impressed watching these beautiful victorian houses and your wonderful pictures, Flar!

It must be fantastic to live in one of those houses. I like very much this kind of house, victorian. They´re very pretty.

Thank you very much for your pictures!

Congratulations and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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I thought we were going to Jamaica but anyway; Looks great. Love the housing variety you expose us to flar.
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Great pictures! It looks like a typical Ontario residential area, and I see some hints of Toronto, Hamiton or Dundas, and London sprinkled in. The stone buildings are nice, like in any other Ontario town.

Interesting how that house in #87 has a sombrero for a top.
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Very nice.
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Looks like it has some pretty nice buildings!
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Wow that housing stock is impressive. Definitely one of Canada's most beautiful cities.
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A city with plentiful bricks, rows and some nice architecture, and I become a fan.

I didn't realize this city is much bigger in terms of population than I expected. It can afford to have it's own NHL team.
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That's one hell of a nice neighborhood.
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These structures are beautiful. I noticed rowhouses featuring horse carriage tunnels, which seem to be common in Ontario, but rare in the states. I love Victorian architecture!
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How cool is that... Thanks...
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Spectacular neighbourhood!

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These structures are beautiful. I noticed rowhouses featuring horse carriage tunnels, which seem to be common in Ontario, but rare in the states. I love Victorian architecture!
Yes, it's features like that that make historic neighbourhoods so cool.
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My first glimpse of Kingston's residential housing stock. All that brick surprises me...I can only assume it was built much later than the stone stuff.
I'm guessing that much of the stone dates from around the 1840s-50s and the brick stuff looks mostly like 1880s to just after 1900.

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A city with plentiful bricks, rows and some nice architecture, and I become a fan.

I didn't realize this city is much bigger in terms of population than I expected. It can afford to have it's own NHL team.
It's not that big, about 150,000 metro.
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When I lived in Gananoque I had a friend that lived in one of these houses, quite impressive.
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Man, so many beautiful homes, not too many cities have that much amazing Victorian architecture in them.
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I haven't had much time to gaze at urban photos lately... I'm sure I have much of your work to catch up on. You represent the zenith of this style of "urban documentation"... no frills or gimmicks... but pure streetscapes featuring perfect color and composition. Kingston offers yet another treasure chest to be unearthed by flar.
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As I do every two or three weeks, I bump an old thread that deserves another look. Kingston has a wealth of beautiful old homes that are rarely seen.
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