Running between Yates Street and Bastion Square the city has commissioned a series of art pieces which, in my opinion are fabulous. Titled Coastal Reports by Daniel Ellingsen they are worth seeing. There is more information here.
Here's another shot from the archives - one of those photos that just happens when you're out and about with a camera in hand. This little guy and his dad were in Chinatown to see the Chinese New Year celebration in February 2010. I didn't get a very good view of the actual celebration but this photo more than made up for that.
I find as I age I am turning into a fair weather photographer. For me, photography requires a bit of a meditative state and when it's cold I no longer have the patience to stand around and get it right. So, until it warms up a bit more we'll have a look at some photos from the past. The dramatic shot above is from February 2009. It's already starting to have some historical significance - in the center of the photo you can see a blue Telus phone booth. There used to be a couple of these on the Causeway but once everyone started to have mobiles they were removed.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!