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Sunday, August 29, 2010

You Are Invited...

...to the Ross Bay Villa Lawn Party. Above is Ross Bay Villa, one of the few remaining houses in Victoria dating from the 1860s. It is also one of the few that is essentially intact. Ross Bay Villa has been undergoing restoration for some time now under the auspices of The Land Conservancy, a non-profit, charitable land trust that works throughout the province of British Columbia. The Lawn Party is to celebrate the completed restoration of the dining room and will take place from 1 pm until 4 pm on Labour Day Monday, September 6, 2010. Admission is free. House Tour and Cream Tea will be $7 each. Ross Bay Villa is located at 1490 Fairfield Road across from the Ross Bay Cemetery. I'll be there!
63% of the people who kindly voted in yesterday's poll suggested I should go and photograph Craigdarroch Castle again and the result is to the right. I think it was worth the trip. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give me his or her opinion.

9 comments:

Jack said...

Is there a box for "I love all of them!"?

Randy said...

That is absolutely the cutest house. I love old homes and this one is at the top of my list. You photographed it so beautifully.

Rambling Round said...

Lovely cottage and so nice it's free to see!

Dana said...

I love the new Craigdarroch shot. Definitely worth the extra trip-- great angle!

JoJo said...

The new photo is perfect. I'm glad you went back today! It's a beautiful building.

Dean Lewis said...

The upward, wide-angle perspective of Craigdarroch gives this something of a 'Marty Machacek' treatment/feel. :)

lewi14 said...

Is the lovely small house to rent? I'd do it!

JoJo said...

I've been meaning to ask, were Craigdarroch and Craigflower named by the same family? Or does "Craig" mean something in Scottish?

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your kind comments. lewi14 - not for rent but you can go inside and look around.
JoJo - Craigdarroch was built by the Dunsmuir family and Craigflower was built by the MacKenzie family, both Scottish immigrant families. Both houses are quite aptly named since "Craig" in Gaelic means something like "a rocky cliff" and "darroch" refers to a "rocky, oaky place." Since much of Victoria is rocky and oaky the names fit.