Victoria Weekend

May 13, 2015  •  1 Comment

Gladys and I spent a relaxing weekend in Victoria on 24-26 April. While she went shopping, I stopped at Serious Coffee on Broad Street where I took several candid shots. These young women knew each other but were engrossed in their phone connections for some time. I could do nothing about the package in the middle of the table. The Olympus EM-1 worked well at ISO 6400 in this shot.

Inside SeriousInside Serious

Victoria's china town is a small area that stands out for its bright colours, especially red. E.g., check out this fountain in the small square.


I dropped by OPUS, on the edge of china town, to purchase some frames. It was my first visit to this store and I enjoyed the strong colours of the storefront along with the orange auto parked outside. 

Chinatown - OpusChinatown - Opus My daughter introduced us to the Re-Bar restaurant some time ago. It is a popular vegetarian restaurant and I took this shot of the crowded interior while waiting for a table - excellent food. 

Inside Re-BarInside Re-Bar

Here is Gladys next morning getting her coffee at the Wild Cafe, which is rather off-beat and rustic in appearance.

Inside Wild CafeInside Wild Cafe I followed her shopping this morning as I wanted a new Tilley hat myself. I was also able to photograph the charming staff. The red umbrellas looked great but I also like black white for portraits - so here are examples of each.

Inside TilleyInside Tilley Inside TilleyInside Tilley

Later in the day, various organizations marched in support of environmental awareness behind this leading earth walk banner.

Earth Walk DemonstrationEarth Walk Demonstration

I have visited the Abkhazi garden several times. This time it was full of late Spring colours on a pleasant afternoon.

Abkhazi GardenAbkhazi Garden

You can check out a more complete set of photographs in this slideshow:


Great shots, Peter, and a nice descriptive blog accompaniment!
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