History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

04 September, 2011

O Canadian Cities

Part two of our historical journey through Canada. After a general tour through the wilderness and small towns, let's stop by a few cities. Some, naturally, are far more quickly recognizable to modern eyes than others-- compare, say, Whitehorse with Halifax. Some of these also weren't actually part of Canada when the photos were taken, but let's not be technical, eh? 

A note-- the absense of Edmonton and Regina in fact has nothing to do with my Calgarian roots-- I couldn't find any appropriate photos!

Again, many thanks to the wonderful Musee McCord Museum.

A street in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, 1901. Source

Main Street in Dawson, Yukon, 1899. Source

Victoria from the cathedral tower, BC, 1897. Source

Vancouver from Fairview, BC, 1904. Source

Calgary from the Elbow River, 1889. Source

Winnipeg, 1887. Source

Main Street, Winnipeg, 1887. Source

Kingston, ON, c. 1915. Source

Yonge St. looking north, Toronto, c. 1890. Source

The original House of Parliament in Ottawa, before it burned down and they built the current one. c. 1878. Source

The 'Breakneck Steps', Quebec City, c. 1870. Looks kinda tough, eh? Source

Little Champlain St., Quebec City, 1916. Source

Quebec City from the Parliament Buildings [I had no idea they had 'Parliament Buildings' until I checked just now], 1908. Source

The lookout, Mount Royal Park, Montreal, 1916. Source

Halifax from the Citadel, 1901. Source

Barrington St. in Halifax, c. 1915. It looks exactly the same today, to an almost uncanny degree. Source

Sydney, Cape Breton, NS. 1910. Source

Charlottetown from Southport, PEI, 1910. Source

View from Signal Hill, St. John's, NFL, 1900. Source

1 comment:

a fellow canadian said...

Loved your photos. Thanks!

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