With much aplomb we return to our roots and first love of photography today; old historic homes on Vancouver Island. I’ve been anxiously awaiting a chance to post these images as I truly love them all.
This is a quintessential weathered Victoria home. It has many interesting architectural elements evident to it; in this image the worn stairs that lead to the wonderful brown door and the stonework that comprises the foundation are really full of textures and details to enjoy.
In this image we really take that front door in fully. The stairs that lead up to it show years of wear and love… this siding is worn from years of pelting rain and the window frames are peeling. The bird bath by the stairs there just adds an incredible element of interest to this scene.
Vancouver Island is full of wonderful old-growth forest. Many of our communities and homes are nestled amongst these trees, even in some of the more urban settings. This image really conveys a sense of scale in terms of the little house that lives among the massive trees. The greens are rich and vibrant this time of year as winter passes and spring brings its beautiful bounties of renewal and regrowth.
In this image we see the house is part of the yard, and the yard is part of the house. The weathered exterior just adds so much character and leaves you wondering about the stories of those who have lived here over the years. I have to say, Mrs. Toad and myself would live in this house in a heartbeat, we truly love it.
These beautiful old character homes will always be my first and foremost love for photographic subjects. There is just so much for the viewer to take in and enjoy in these scenes, I find myself compelled to continue our work on this project. These old homes convey such a strong sense of cold and warm, both at the same time… the years may not have been kind to her siding and window frames, but these same years were filled with laughter and joy from the families who have been lucky enough to live here.
Thanks so much for taking the time to pop by for a visit and a view today, please feel free to leave us some comments as we love to hear from our visitors!!