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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

This barrel-roof shed was built (between 1900 and 1910) by Richard Maxwell on his farm near Burgoyne Bay. The shed was built for storage of larger farm equipment and has two, large access doors on the roadside of the building. … Continue reading

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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

Built by Richard Maxwell on his farm in 1901, this root cellar is one of the historic farm buildings in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park. Related Posts:The way it was – Burgoyne BayThe Root CellarComox Bay FarmBeacon Hill Park Childrens Farm … Continue reading

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St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church

St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the … Continue reading

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BC Parliament Buildings – Front Fountain

The Front Fountain on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings was designed in Victoria by Hooper & Watkins and manufactured in New York by Joseph W. Fiske in 1905. It originally had 4 basins and stood over 5.5 … Continue reading

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Vanishing Vancouver Island – the Island Highway

Despite being able to travel between Campbell River and Nanaimo while legally driving at 120 kmh on the Inland Island Highway (Highway 19), I often travel on parts of the Island Highway (Highway 19A) – especially between Courtenay and Fanny … Continue reading

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Victoria – not your normal view

Not your normal view of MV Coho and the British Columbia parliament buildings It might be more accurate to refer to this as “the only time you’ll see this” as I had to get some special permission to shoot this … Continue reading

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The Empress

The Empress – an iconic Victoria landmark Related Posts:Classic Victoria – The EmpressVictoria – The EmpressVictoria – The EmpressVictoria at night – The empress

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Vanishing Vancouver Island

Vanishing Vancouver Island – a picnic shelter Related Posts:Vanishing Vancouver IslandVanishing Vancouver IslandVanishing Vancouver Island – Cowichan BayVanishing Vancouver Island

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A bit of Harmac

An abandoned car wash station on Phoenix way, the access road to the site of where the Western Forest Products Ltd. Island Phoenix Sawmill was. That’s was, as in they shut it down, took it down, and took it away. … Continue reading

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Tai Sang Company

Tai Sang Company grocery store – Government Street, Victoria Related Posts:Roger’s chocolatesThe Janion buildingVictoria at night – Government StreetVictoria at night – Government at Fisgard

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