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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

View from the Top

Last week I posted a series of photos of one of Victoria's more famous landmarks, Craigdarroch Castle. However, I didn't post at that time any photos taken from the castle, especially the lovely little circular room that occupies the topmost tower (see photo on the right). In her later years Mrs. Dunsmuir liked to spend time in this room and the view over Victoria and Saanich is still very attractive though the close surroundings, formerly gardens, are now solidly residential. Above we are looking north towards Victoria's two little mountains, Mount Douglas (left of center) and Mount Tolmie (right of center). Below left is the view looking towards the modern city of Victoria

3 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have been there in 1976. A long time ago and things look just as good now as they were then. Nice photography.

JoJo said...

Were you able to go outside on the terrace or were you shooting thru the window? I didn't see any terrace access. I don't even remember being able to go all the way up to the top of the turret, only to the top floor.

Mike Laplante said...

Have you ever seen any of Ian Case's stage plays that take place throughout the castle in October? They are very atmospheric as they make dramatic use of the castle's gloomy evening interiors...