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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum

Here's another facet of life in Victoria I have not explored before. The trim building above is part of a hospital complex put up in the 19th century to care for military personnel. The entire complex now houses the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum. There is a nominal charge/donation for entry and a wealth of well-displayed artifacts and documents relating to the history of the military on this base from its founding in 1865. Arranged in a series of rooms in chronological order, displays and dioramas provide fascinating glimpses of military life from long ago to the present. It's well worth a visit especially if you want to understand Victoria's history and the important role played by the military.

4 comments:

Pedro D. H. said...

cozy looking. good tasty the military had.

Bogdan Stelistul said...

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JoJo said...

Nice looking museum! My friend's husband is stationed out of Esquimalt.

ρομπερτ said...

Surely a place, breathing history - beautiful indeed. Please have a good Thursday.

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