Thursday, November 26, 2009

SkyWatch Friday


Back to Victoria. We were there for a couple of days and we really lucked out that first day. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. The top photo is of an exhibition called the Undersea Garden. We didn't go on it this time. It looked very interesting though.

We walked up the main street where there were a lot of interesting shops and restaurants.


You can see the dome of the Parliament Building in the following photo.

The first time we came here we were surprised to see they had a Madame Tussaud Wax Museum near the harbor. We didn't go in but it seemed very popular.

This is a statue of Captain James Cook. You can find out about him if you click here.


More photos of the Parliament Building.

A statue of Queen Victoria is on the grounds....

along with this memorial. These last two photos were taken the next day. We got up early to catch the ferry back to the States and it was a bit overcast. We had left the car in line and it was a short walk down to the harbor for one last look around before we left. We had been told to be back at our car by 9.00 a.m., in time for the customs officials to make their rounds before we boarded the ferry. They were very nice customs officials too, very pleasant and polite.

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22 comments:

  1. Wonderful skies and photos, Thanks for the tour of Victoria.

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  2. Interesting skywatch post, great phot!

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  3. Great shots - especially with the darker clouds.

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  4. Vancouver, Victoria, Very nice!



    Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  5. Fun seeing Victoria again through your eyes!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM HAWAII TO YOU!

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  6. I especially like the first photo which is mainly blue and white and very clean-looking. The reflection in it is brilliantly captured.

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  7. I enjoyed the tour and the skies. I visited Victoria almost 20 years ago - sure doesn't seem that so much time has passed!

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  8. What a delightful tour of Victoria. You got some great shots.

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  9. Wow, nice adventure you've got. I love the first shot!

    Please check some Heavenly Sky over at Chinhae, Korea!

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  10. Such an interesting post plus gorgeous photos! Thanks for taking us on the tour of Victoria!

    Enjoy your weekend

    Sylvia

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  11. Interesting and varied skies. Thank you for taking us round Victoria :-)

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  12. We were quite impressed with that statue of Queen Victoria. I'm wondering if you had tea at the Empress Hotel.

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  13. Wonderful set of pictures dear Denise!
    Happy weekend!
    Léia

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  14. I am surprised how English this city looked,a london wax works museum and what looks like a red London bus.Enjoyed the photos,lovely.

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  15. Thanks for the virtual tour of this lovely area. Looks like you had some variable weather during your visit.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  16. Some nicely dramatic skies to set off the statues and imposing buildings.

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  17. It looks a nice city with a variety of skies. I can't wait until our trip there.

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  18. What a wonderful city, it looks as though you had a great time.

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