March 25, 2011

spring break

island shoreline 2
Just three days in Victoria and all these photos.




chinese chihuahua 1fort rodd hill 12
young victoria 9opus in victoria
fort rodd hill 19
How many places look this beautiful at the end of a long winter?

13 comments:

Ponita in Real Life said...

Beautiful! And I love that dog picture too!!!!

andrea said...

He was so cute, trotting around on a balcony over a market in Chinatown. I just leaned against a post and waited until he finally peeked over the edge.

ValGalArt said...

soooooo beautiful :) i might come in summer to visit my friend Loraine.

Hayden said...

Yoda-Dog! what an expression! Love all of them, but the glorious one w/ the lamp (Chinatown?) feeds me right now. Probably the long months of color-starvation here.

(Which isn't fair, I've again grown to love the intense subtleties, the velvet blues of morning and evening. Last night, the first golden evening light of spring! Was glorious to see...)

Donn Escapeons said...

Niiice. I haven't been there since the 80s, we're thinking aboot maybe heading back to Van this Summer, maybe we'll scoot across this time.
I'll meet you at IKEA!

sonya said...

Wow, Wow and Wow! Genius Andrea. Sheer genius.

andrea said...

Val: Visit me!

Hayden: There is plenty of colour starvation here, too, but things are looking up. (Spring is late this year.)

Donn: No running away this time!

Sonya: You DEFINITELY flatter me. Do it again! :)

moreidlethoughts said...

Looking over my shoulder, The Man said "she's got a good eye for a picture..."
Can't argue with him.

Yoda Dog-brilliant!

paula said...

sigh...
your photos are stellar (the dog one got to me and i dont normally go for those types of shots...SEE HOW GOOD YOU ARE)
and wow...its heavenly looking there.

andrea said...

Di: Damn right I do! :)

Paula: I don't have any interest at all in taking photos of random dogs in the street but the situation was one of those carpe diem ones and I'm so glad I got one with this "Hey, muchacho -- que pasa?" expression on his face as he lorded it over me. Just wish I could've also included the ambiance of the Chinatown market below him.

INDIGENE said...

These pictures lulls me into a sense of security and peace! Thank you so much!

mrwriteon said...

So nice. Almost make me feel like I live in a pleasing place. Wait, I do.

Caty said...

LOVE Victoria! all the Gulf Islands actually. The picture in Opus and the lantern is just great!