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Thursday, March 27, 2014

What's Missing?

Above is a photo of Victoria's Inner Harbour taken yesterday, looking a bit gloomy under heavy gray clouds. It's clear there's no sun and very few sauntering tourists, but they'll be back in a while. There's something else missing, something that won't be back. Take a guess before you scroll down to see what this scene looked like in years gone by.

7 comments:

JoJo said...

I already know...I follow the Spraybombs page on Facebook and I am absolutely incensed over it. One of the brothers posted a link to the article on one of the Victoria news sites. A one year suspension over some minor infractions like plugging into city power? And did you see the cost of a space there this year? It's more than double the cost in the past.

Dean Lewis said...

A new open space on the water where the floating Undersea Garden had been for years.
Makes for more space, and perhaps some new opportunities. An additional drop-off spot for the water taxis and cruise-ship shuttle should increase foot traffic along the causeway for sure.

The spraypaint controversy is not so simple, as the vapour was something no one should really be asked to breathe, even from a distance. I suggested a compromise, allowing them to continue selling already-made pictures.

Stephanie said...

I have no idea, but like both images.

William Kendall said...

Gloomy or not, that's a dramatic image.

I'll look about for those references being made.

Matthew Feehan said...

Yes, it's the Undersea Gardens. Gone. There was an article about this unfortunate event in the Times Colonist a few weeks back. Very sad to see it go. It was a famous Victoria landmark. Also very educational for adults and kids alike. It was a great "under-the-sea" experience for us prairie folk. Sigh ......

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks all for your comments!
@JoJo: yes of course, you're right - the spray paint guy is not there and is not likely to be this year, though he will likely be back - but the answer I was looking for was the Pacific Undersea Gardens - that big white floating building left of center in the lower photo.
@Matthew: thanks for the prairie perspective - I was never too keen on the Undersea Gardens and am glad to hear that it was a hit with some folks.

Cybele Moon said...

very sad but beautiful photos. I do love the cloudy one!!