Tuesday, November 23, 2010

downtown victoria bc street car perspective-1907

On Saturday May 4th 1907 William Harbeck produced a cinematograph of downtown Victoria using a street car loaned by the British Columbia Electric Railway Company.

Follow his journey starting at City Hall, down Douglas Street turning right onto Yates finishing at the site of the old post office.
He captures an excellent view of the Empress Hotel site still in construction, the inner harbour and the Legislative buildings.

The second half of the movie starts at the Point Ellice Bridge where he captures a fleet of sealing ships, he then makes his way up up the gorge waterway by boat then returns passing by the industrial site at Laurel Point and finishes up at customs house.

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