This lighthouse is so attractive because of the fundamental architectural elements that compose it and their juxtaposition and contrast with the untamed and natural forces of sea and wind, water and rock. The lighthouse is rigorously composed of squares, triangles, circles and a cone and the contrast of these strict formal shapes with the water and the rock that surround and uphold them is very satisfying. This contrast is further enhanced by the red and white of the lighthouse, colors that contrast perfectly with the blue and green of the environment.
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!