This summer we spent a day in Victoria, British Columbia. What a beautiful city. I love the old-world charm mixed it with the modern scene.
I put together a travel mini album using Flea Market from Crate Paper.
On the cover I put a picture of the famous Empress Hotel, home of a traditional high tea.
I used lots of gold in my album because it worked so well with all the ornate, Victorian elements of the city.
There were lots of British elements in the city from double decker buses with Union Jacks, to pubs.
At one point we came upon the most amazing street artist. I wish I had gotten her name to give her credit, as she was extremely talented.
There were several street performers as well.
And then there was this complete stranger who absolutely insisted I take his picture. Here you go complete stranger..
We spent most of our time just walking around the city, enjoying the sights.
There was one store in particular that I fell in love with. The Michal Negrin store window was like a piece of art. I took several pictures and put them in my album as a mini accordian album.
I would love to know whoever designs their windows. Such a source of inspiration. And did I mention the different scenes moved? For instance the can can dancers actually kicked their legs.
All in all I'd have to say Victoria was an absolutely beautiful city. It was full of all kinds of art, performers, flowers, colors, and on and on. We also spent quite a bit of time in Chinatown and Fan Tan alley which I will save for another post.
Victoria was definitely more crowded than I remember it... I think it had been about twenty years since I've been there, and it was a lot more commercialized, but still well worth the visit and I hope to go back very soon.