local petroglyph

Petroglyph is a word combined from ‘petra’ – stone and ‘glyphein’ – to carve, thus it means a carving in stone.  On the southern coastline of Vancouver Island is a beautiful regional park—East Sooke Park—where, at Alldridge Point, you will find petroglyphs created… Continue Reading…

harling point

Today’s blog is about history in Victoria, BC. Harling Point is the place to find Canada’s oldest Chinese Cemetery, designated as a Canadian historical site. It was chosen by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in 1903 for its ideal feng shui properties.  The site, backed… Continue Reading…

mermaid steps

Along Dallas Road, near Ogden Point’s breakwater, is a set of stairs. Actually there is more than one set of stairs. The first level stairs lead to a viewing landing. The second set leads to the ocean. This is the second set leading down from… Continue Reading…

chinese roof tiles

A Chinese tiled roof is a work of art. It has both protective and decorative functions and is full of symbolism. These semicircle tiles, alternating concave and convex rows, have a bamboo look, which is the symbol of youth and… Continue Reading…

blue bridge

Victoria’s ‘blue’ bridge is an integral part of the city — you can’t miss it. It is one of the transit corridors to get into Victoria’s downtown core. [Also known as the Johnson St. bridge.] Night time offers amazing images –… Continue Reading…

port-cochère

When the new owners of the Empress Hotel took over six years ago, they undertook a massive $60 million renovation of this grand old lady, restoring the Empress to her former glory. They restored the original architectural elements with modern,… Continue Reading…

abandoned powerhouse

This old powerhouse sits derelict and gutted, suffering the ravages of time and neglect. Street art has found its way onto the building’s structure and nature is slowly claiming its surroundings and exterior.  This powerhouse is found in Jordan River.  Jordan River… Continue Reading…

belfry full moon

Visualizaton is the single most important factor in photography.In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular…sight and feeling will appear in print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is… Continue Reading…

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