Archive for January, 2011

What’s In Store Now?

Posted: 19th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Why, I’m glad you asked!  Let’s take a brief stroll down Store St., Victoria, BC, Canada.  Now that we are completed our Hometown series, it’s time to refocus for a bit on local interesting architecture.  In the core of the city there is plenty of older buildings that are full of character and history. The […]

The Toad Gets Wrenched

Posted: 18th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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This is our final installment of our Hometown series of photos.  We are thrilled to bring you this little taste of where we live, and we’re sad that this portion of the series is over.  My wife and I have scouted out some great new photo opportunities here and we will begin working on a […]

A Wing And A Prayer

Posted: 17th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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As we continue our journey together through our Hometown series, we near the end of this photographic adventure.  We have one more post to share in this initial set of images that we will post tomorrow.  Today’s images showcase buildings that are in a very poor state of repair. This is Woodland Chinese Restaurant.  We […]

Alley Toad

Posted: 16th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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We continue our series with a wander down some back-alleys.  Small towns and communities like the one we live in tend to be grown by extending the existing infrastructure.  This usually results in little back-alleys, nooks and crannies.  These are typically the places where the history and character of the town were created.  Legends are […]

The Toad Behind The Haberdashery

Posted: 14th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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We are thrilled to continue our Hometown series today and showcase some of the interesting local homes right in downtown Duncan.  The downtown area comprises of about 20 blocks or so, it’s very small.  Most of the residences in town are located out of the core area, in subdivisions.  But, there are a few homes […]

Some European Flare

Posted: 13th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Today’s post finds us traversing some alleyways and side streets to encounter a few scenes reminiscent of a European village.  These sights and scenes really grabbed our eye as we were exploring town and we thought they’d make a great addition to our Hometown series. This alley is located right beside City Hall, a photo […]

Weathered, Peeling and Forlorn

Posted: 12th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Today’s post contains my favorite scenes from our Hometown series.  These treasures were found as we took back alleys and side journeys on our walkabout the day we did this shoot.  Some fabulous alley photos are coming later in the series, but today we focus on a couple of very weathered, peeling and forlorn structures […]

Toad Taps A Keg

Posted: 11th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Never one to advocate having a liquored up Toad just hopping about, sometimes a nice pint of beer is something that just can’t be passed up.  Tonight’s bonus post comes courtesy of my friend Chris Nitz (Twitter: @Rav3n_Studios, Website: Rav3n Studios) who suggested the great name for this blog. This is the Craig Street Brew […]

The Toad Holds Court

Posted: 11th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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No story is complete unless someone ends up in court.  You’ve got court jesters, courting disaster, courtship rituals and now today we have our local Courthouse. Our local Courthouse is a unique structure, in my opinion.  I am not even sure what sort of architectural style this is, but the round and tall shape of […]

Toad Hops The Train

Posted: 10th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Any toad worth his flies need to travel about.  And as someone who loves the outdoors, architecture and scenery, no better way to travel than by rail. Today’s blog post is about the park in the center of town.  This rail-car is no longer active, to be honest I believe the train station is no […]