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UER Forum > Archived Canada: Alberta / BC > Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria (Viewed 3452 times)
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Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
< on 7/26/2008 9:40 PM >
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So today I learned the values of being friendly to store owners. I casually mentioned my interest in abandoned buildings to a store owner friend of mine, who proceeded to take me on a short tour of the THREE STOREYS of abandoned hotel above the store!

They told me that I could set up an appointment to thoroughly explore and catalogue it, which I am most definitely going to do in mid-August. Once I do, I will post some serious pictures.

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 1 on 7/28/2008 5:35 AM >
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Well done, nice guys (peeples) get access, digicams are cheap and compact, don't leave home without

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 2 on 7/28/2008 5:39 AM >
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Have camera will travel...




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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 3 on 7/28/2008 9:02 AM >
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That is awesome. What kind of condition was it in?

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 4 on 7/28/2008 5:13 PM >
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It all looked pretty solid. I mean, it was old and obviously condemned, and there was a lot of dust and Pidgeon remains, but I have no fear of falling through anything (aside from the regular cautious fear, of course ). Apparently no one except the current staff at the store below has been up there since the 70s at the soonest.

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 5 on 8/2/2008 11:08 PM >
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Posted by lupurus
So today I learned the values of being friendly to store owners.


Nice to meet you today, lupurus. Be sure to bring your magical box for our next connect.


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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 6 on 8/3/2008 12:03 AM >
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Glad I didn't make a terrible impression!
Good to meet you too. I'm thinking of decorating the box. Let me know if you find any good stickers or stencils.

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 7 on 8/3/2008 10:27 PM >
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On Broad?

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 8 on 8/3/2008 11:06 PM >
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Is the Orpheum Theater sign on the face of this building?


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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 9 on 8/4/2008 6:10 AM >
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Posted by lupurus
Glad I didn't make a terrible impression!
Good to meet you too. I'm thinking of decorating the box. Let me know if you find any good stickers or stencils.


An unassuming box rarely draws unwanted scrutiny. Trust me. The box is fine as it.



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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 10 on 11/11/2008 6:14 AM >
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Are we talking about the oriental Hotel on yates? If so, it's an absolutely amazing building that's up for restoration...would love to see the inside before they gut 'er!

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 11 on 11/11/2008 7:17 AM >
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So are there any pictures?

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 12 on 11/13/2008 4:40 AM >
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I would say it's not looking too promising....

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 13 on 12/2/2008 8:21 PM >
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Hey guys. The expedition has been super-delayed so far because of scheduling between expedition members. December presents a pretty good possibility, I hope. Looks like the building is being sold or something at this point, so I'd better get on that...

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 14 on 12/4/2008 11:30 PM >
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Bad news pals, a fire in the hotel in question caused the two businesses to close. I haven't been down yet to assess the damage or the potential for future exploration. No word on how the fire started, but I know squatters can't make it up there... electrical? Who knows... I'm sad and only exploring more abandoned buildings will console me
-Lupurus

Edit: at the risk of giving away this location (not that it matters anymore): http://www.canada....-867b-c6ed89a701c3
[last edit 12/4/2008 11:33 PM by lupurus - edited 1 times]

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 15 on 12/5/2008 12:05 AM >
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Seems that every time there's a building/space under consideration for development/re-development, a bit of the old fire comes down to smite the plans. Or to drive out homeless.

Odd that.

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 16 on 12/5/2008 5:18 AM >
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Wow... you've got me pretty creeped out, KK.

'Specially since there were supposedly TWO simultaneous fires involved o_o

-Lup

Edit: PS. What is on the corner of cook and Balmoral anyways?
[last edit 12/5/2008 5:21 AM by lupurus - edited 1 times]

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 17 on 12/5/2008 7:17 AM >
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That's wicked. We get way too many mysterious fires here. Today I sort of looked for your hotel, but was with a non UE friend. I tried to get access above the bike store about a year and a half ago.

The bike store owner was kind of retentive, and denied access. (Not the guy named in the article) I did pop a few shots of the weird multiroom basement though, after following the employee down there. Had to leave quick.

Lesson learned? Carpe Diem. If your friends are too busy, just grab your camera and go. Even if one out of 20 people you ask give access, you are doing great.

My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

Farewell and thank you... "I was doing something that I thought could have some impact someday. In many ways, it's really these photographs that kept me going creatively." Dennis Hopper
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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 18 on 12/5/2008 7:20 AM >
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Posted by A. Lien
That's wicked. We get way too many mysterious fires here. Today I sort of looked for your hotel, but was with a non UE friend. I tried to get access above the bike store about a year and a half ago.

The bike store owner was kind of retentive, and denied access. (Not the guy named in the article) I did pop a few shots of the weird multiroom basement though, after following the employee down there. Had to leave quick.

Lesson learned? Carpe Diem. If your friends are too busy, just grab your camera and go. Even if one out of 20 people you ask give access, you are doing great.


Exactly.

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Re: Secret Hotel in Downtown Victoria
<Reply # 19 on 12/5/2008 7:21 AM >
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I work a block or so away and was wondering what all the commotion was about with all the sirens.

An "un"timely arson sure would fix the homeless problem in an area which sees its fair share of homeless action - yeah right. If it's all plotted beforehand, that sure makes me feel sick!

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