A centurion pirate, his looking glass and beloved mermaid once overlooked the conspiratorial sequence of events related to the progress of Victoria’s not so sheltered harbour.
Castle Society members, volunteers, and others have been looking for the long-lost building plans for Craigdarroch Castle for decades. All of the logical public repositories have been checked. The descendants of Craigdarroch’s architects, Warren H. Williams and Arthur L. Smith, have also been contacted. They have no idea where the Castle’s plans ended up.
My husband and I just returned from a week’s vacation on the high seas. It was truly a wonderful holiday; celebrating the New Year on a cruise ship is, I would say, a highlight in my life. Getting there, though, was somewhat of a challenge.
South Texas gives Florida a serious challenge. Summer, when Canadians usually stay near home, is high season in south Texas. So the rest of year iis off-season with a sub-tropical climate and amazing prices for food, accommodation and attractions. Plus, the beaches on the outer islands of the Texas coast are extraordinary.
I am fascinated by intersections and wayfinding. Not just city intersections and directional signage (though, as an urbanist, those interest me too) but the historical intersections and overlay of generations. And our ways of finding meaningful spaces in place and time.
Gary Schneider’s goal is nothing less than to restore the Acadian forests of Prince Edward Island, a place renowned for green farmland. One wood at a time, he might very well succeed.
In the wake of Japan’s recent disasters, Julia McLean remembers a special Japanese penpal who first introduced her to a paradise she hopes is not lost.
Kylen O. Lefave loves living in Victoria, British Columbia, which is a bit like the TV Show “Cheers”, where “everybody knows your name.”
It’s not unusual to find a real mummy or two at William Jamieson’s place alongside authentic shrunken heads and two-headed creatures.
In her second report from Burlycon, Rosie’s Bitts vlogs on discovering the big attraction behind bondage. It’s a bit of cheekiness that’s all in good fun.