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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum of BC, Bastion Square, Victoria, BC, CanadaBastion Square has numerous heritage buildings but the grandest is the old court house, pictured above. It served as court house from 1889 to 1962 and is now home to the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. It was designed by Hermann Otto Tiedemann and incorporates "...several styles ranging from renaissance revival to neo-baroque." The quote is from Danda Humphreys' fascinating book, "Building Victoria: Men, Myths, and Mortar."Tiedemann also designed the Fisgard Lighthouse. The old courthouse is an evocative piece of local history in itself but the exhibits inside relating to coastal maritime history are equally interesting. When the weather stops being so nice we will take a look inside. If you enjoyed yesterday's panoramic view of Victoria, take a look at what the Maritime Museum offers by clicking HERE. For now, I'm off to the Vic West Corn Roast, today from 12 til 4.


Layrayski said...

Beautiful. I love the busy streets and the attractive building. Neat and clean and colorful!

Suzanne said...

I love these old buildings. This one is soft and pretty. If I had to live in a city again it would be Victoria - no doubt in my mind. It's a beautiful and fun city and you capture the whole aura of it in your photos.