I have been asked a lot lately if Bridge City is now fixed. For those of you not keeping track at home, I crashed Bridge City a few months ago and lost about 500 posts and photos. I was devastated and felt like giving up on the project to document most of the important buildings and landmarks in Saskatoon.
Since then I have been uploading and putting back parts of the site that I had thought I had lost. It’s a slow process but one that is making progress.
Right now there are 373 posts on the site with a new one going live each day from now until basically early 2017. If I keep shooting at this pace, we should be okay through the end of 2018 in a few months. That is awesome. I am also backfilling a lot of posts on the day that I took them. So if I took a photo in 2012, I am uploading it the day I took it in the timeline. The good news is that it gives the photos their correct chronological context, the bad news is that I didn’t do that with version 1. So a photo that I once posted in 2015 may be now posted in 2011.
Some of you have criticized the travel sections because they are not from Saskatoon. To that I say, “meh”. I travel, I like taking photos and I like reading about the architects who build stuff. You can deal with it.
I have also been asked what is the local response. Traffic is up but engagement with builders, property owners and architects is also up. I have also had some question the accuracy of what I have written here because their documents are different. Those conversations are a lot of fun because mysteries or contradictory information is fun to resolve.
The goal is 1000 posts by New Year’s Day. 90% of that will be Saskatoon. So if you want to keep up to date, check back daily and browse the archives. It’s a ridiculous project and in some ways I wish I had never started but someone had to figure out the history of every building in the city didn’t they? What’s that? They didn’t?! Darn it.