Celebration of Life

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 6... Victoria B.C.

Harbor view of Victoria, B.C. from the ship:

We decided to take a walking tour of Victoria; it lasted about 2 hours.
This is our tour guide, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born and raised in Victoria and is a college student. I remember her name because she had big blue eyes just like my grand daughter, Elizabeth!

This is a condo building that was built in the 1970s. Because it is on the harbor, the units are over a million dollars each. I thought it was interesting enough to post because of what we discovered about the details as we got closer.

There were carved marble heads of animals and gargoyles placed strategically around the building.

We were told that the heads serve as dryer vent covers so in the winter when the residents dry their clothes, steam come out of the mouths of the carvings. :o)

Harbor view.

This is something that a Wyoming girl doesn't see very often, houseboats! The owners live in these houses year around. On the left side of the house, in the picture, you can see a water hose, the water source for the house. :o)

Some more houseboats. I was amazed that some were two-story and had balconies.

Some were very fancy!

A harbor taxi.

Continuing our walking tour and looking back, here is a good view of the houseboats.

The next few frames are some of the flowers we saw on our tour. The camera does not capture the intensity and brilliance of the flowers. I don't remember the name of the flowers but I do remember how much in awe I was.

It was starting to get dark so we had to hurry......

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. This is a picture of the Parliament Building.

Another totem pole.

Downtown Victoria.

I call this statue Prince Albert (not in a can) but Gary said it was Captain James Cook.
That concludes the tour of Victoria and the cruise. The next day, we disembarked at Seattle, was transported to the airport. It was a very memorable trip!
Have a great weekend, everyone!



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