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UER Forum > Canada: Alberta / BC > Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels. (Viewed 1381339 times)
KublaKhan 


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< Reply # 1920 on 1/27/2008 2:30 PM >
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Regarding the hacking...I can't answer all you questions but I do know two things about Victoria...1) The police here have nothing to do. Seriously, other than round up mentally ill and/or homeless people, and the odd 'thug'...the only way they can pass the time is to pick on honest tax paying citizens. It's the price we pay for living in such a quite pleasant city. If you don't believe me try doing anything out of the ordinary...climb into the empty lot in Chinatown, climb up the Johnson Street Bridge, or check out a construction site or two and you will have so many 'officials' on you, the local Tim Hortons will seem empty...the bitterness is hard to hide...

And 2) Instead of 'hacking' the UVic engineers find an outlet for that type of energy by pushing a VW Bug around the Ring Road at UVic...I think schools like MIT and UBC do things like hang bugs off bridges each year, it just so happens UVic has found a different outlet.


...and drive drunk teenagers home to Oak Bay and Uplands.

I don't know the first thing about engineering, but I do know that the city engineers in Victoria do a better than average job at maintaining the city's infrastructure. AND they will occasionally find an underground something-or-other that needs immediate attention in the form of 400 cubic feet of quick-set cement. And then they might deny that such an underground something-or-other was ever there.






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....they will occasionally find an underground something-or-other that needs immediate attention in the form of 400 cubic feet of quick-set cement. And then they might deny that such an underground something-or-other was ever there.



...which leads me to my previous question: How quickly are these tunnels disappearing? How many years do we have left?




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< Reply # 1922 on 1/28/2008 4:55 AM >
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I think a field trip to Seattle would be fun. Apparently these tunnels are disappearing very quickly.

"1899, the core of downtown Seattle burned to the ground. While the shops quickly rebuilt & re-opened, the city itself took the opportunity to rebuild the streets some 36 feet higher than they previously had been (ostensibly to combat water pressure/sea level issues), meaning that pedestrians climbed ladders to go between street level and building entrances. Eventually, the city laid down sidewalks up on the new street level, and the underground city was all but forgotten. Today, via a building in Pioneer Square, you can still tour what remains of the abandoned underground, looking up at the people above through the opaque glass sidewalk."

Here's some flicker photo sets:

http://www.flickr..../djwudi/185627545/

http://www.flickr....omulusnr/20575037/

http://www.flickr....okocafe/173634321/








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I think a field trip to Seattle would be fun. Apparently these tunnels are disappearing very quickly.

"1899, the core of downtown Seattle burned to the ground. While the shops quickly rebuilt & re-opened, the city itself took the opportunity to rebuild the streets some 36 feet higher than they previously had been (ostensibly to combat water pressure/sea level issues), meaning that pedestrians climbed ladders to go between street level and building entrances. Eventually, the city laid down sidewalks up on the new street level, and the underground city was all but forgotten. Today, via a building in Pioneer Square, you can still tour what remains of the abandoned underground, looking up at the people above through the opaque glass sidewalk."

Here's some flicker photo sets:

http://www.flickr..../djwudi/185627545/

http://www.flickr....omulusnr/20575037/

http://www.flickr....okocafe/173634321/




Cool pics, but isn't that an important distinction between Seattle and Victoria - between disappearing tunnels and preserved ones: We do not advertise our tunnels. Presumably, HermanHesse, you found the above quote on some website. We'd be hard-pressed to find something like that about Victoria...and it better stay that way. Unlike some members previously in this thread, I do not begrudge the GCG for keeping locations a secret. I would rather take 10 years to find the tunnels myself and have them preserved and still be secret than be able to walk to some entrance instantly and have to pay for a ticket until the city fills all the tunnels in.




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...and drive drunk teenagers home to Oak Bay and Uplands.


Beats paying for a taxi, let me tell you.




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Ahhh.....

I think perhaps this article is what was alluded to earlier in this thread.

http://unknownvictoria.blogspot.com/

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Geez KK....I hope you're not in the phone book!




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Ahhh.....

I think perhaps this article is what was alluded to earlier in this thread.

http://unknownvictoria.blogspot.com/

Tom


The movie sounds great! Too bad it's at Plan B but whatever.




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KK will there be anyway to view "Under The Garden City" without going to the film fest?




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KK will there be anyway to view "Under The Garden City" without going to the film fest?


Haven't thought that far ahead.




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Ahhh.....

I think perhaps this article is what was alluded to earlier in this thread.

http://unknownvictoria.blogspot.com/

Tom


Sweet. I'm definitely going to check that out.




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See you all there tomorrow night!




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Hey, does anyone know about the secret areas in vic high, I know for a fact that there are 3 rooms in existence, inside one, was a piece of paper with a number 24, and I have heard that there are 27 rooms around the school, all found by students in 1968, who numbered the rooms. Also, there is a tunnel entrance at the school, if you look under the main stairs, at the front of the building (bring a flashlight) there is a huge hallway that goes off in both directions, i will try to post some pics as soon as i can.




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Hey KK,

My wife and I tried to make the screening...made it to within 5 people of the front of the line, but were informed that it was sold out and there were no more seats.

Any chance you would screen it again? ...even if in a living room on a TV? I'll bring the microwave popcorn.

Yoshkow




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Nice to meet you, t-mitch4. Thanks for coming out.

KK




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...made it to within 5 people of the front of the line, but were informed that it was sold out and there were no more seats.

Any chance you would screen it again? Yoshkow


That's a drag, once we were all seated, (and it was packed) they said everyone got in. Maybe they were wrong, or maybe if you waited, you would have got in.

I got there at ten after, for the 7:15 show, said the director made a pass at me earlier, and I haadddd! to talk to him. No, wait, 'has' a pass for me, yeah, that's it. (False btw) They only give passes to volunteers I think.

So I infiltrated/social engineered the screening, lol.

The production looked great, sounded great and was great. Major applause followed. I believe there is a good chance it will be shown again, but am not the one to ask. Congratulations K.K.



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Sold out! I vote for another screening somewhere cool like the Bent Mast in James bay...we could use the conference type room upstairs...or KK I'm sure I could get a room at UVic if you like...




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That's a drag, once we were all seated, (and it was packed) they said everyone got in. Maybe they were wrong, or maybe if you waited, you would have got in.



That is a drag...about 15-20 people behind us also left, so they lied to you about everyone getting in. They were saying something about selling extra seats on the sides but we were told that those ran out about 5 people in front of us. As far as I know, those 5 people also left making 20-25 people who did not get in. We got there about 7 mins to 7:00pm. Talk about a popular flick - Starwars: Under the Garden City.

Congrats. on the success!

Let us know if you screen again, KK...my wife and I would go.




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