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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Joseph Despard Pemberton

The above photo of Government Street shows what it looks like at this time of year. Last June I posted another photo of the building on the left, the Pemberton Building, built in 1899. There is a brief history of this building HERE and a video of Government Street that includes this building, shot in 1907 HERE. The film was shot by William Harbeck, who died on the Titanic a few years later. The Pemberton Building is named after Joseph Despard Pemberton, one of Victoria's early citizens. He was involved in many aspects of life in the early years of the city and province but most notably as a surveyor and mapmaker. Thus it is only fitting that one side of the building named for him should bear the map of Vancouver island pictured below.

To the right is my first slightly successful food photo using a home-made light box built roughly according to instructions contained on a very useful and interesting blog, "Food Photo Tips" by fellow Daily Photo Blogger, Canarybird, a former resident of Vancouver Island who now blogs from Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Her Tenerife photoblog is an interesting blog with great photos of a little known part of the world.


Canarybird said...

Thank you for your kind comment Benjamin. You've made a very nice photo of those tomatoes with your light box! Sharon.

tennisjazz said...

terrific photo quality.
also enjoyed the old video; it shows Government street with the original James Bay still there to the east.