Sunday, June 21, 2009

Photo Scrapbook: Visiting Victoria

After the April 4-5 Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Doug and I visited Victoria and Vancouver. While in Victoria, we stayed at The Gatsby Mansion - a Queen Anne style home, overlooking the beautiful Inner Harbour, built by William J. Pendray. It was completed in 1897, the same year the Parliament Buildings opened.

The Parliament Buildings, one of Victoria's most impressive structures - along with the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Old Customs House, were built around the Inner Harbour. Doug and I passed by here daily as The Gatsby Mansion, where we stayed during our 4-day visit to Victoria, was only a few blocks away on Belleville Street.

Totems celebrate First Nations heritage throughout Victoria whether on the walkway at the Inner Harbour, Thunderbird Park or Butchart Gardens.

No need for a jacket the afternoon we arrived in Victoria; the walkway overlooking the Inner Harbour was lined with gorgeous flowering fruit trees.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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