Posts Tagged ‘Cityscape’

Yesterday’s post, “The Toad And The Nun“, took a brief look at our heritage site, St. Ann’s Academy.  This beautiful facility was the first learning institution in the city of Victoria, and was accompanied by St. Joseph’s Hospital, right across the street.  Today this hospital is an apartment complex… we’re not sure if it’s a […]

For today’s adventure together, we’re going to take a look at a facility that is one of the original cornerstone buildings for Victoria.  St. Ann’s Academy was one of the first buildings constructed in the area and is now considered a heritage site. St Ann’s Academy is of a typical architecture employed for the design […]

Whenever I think of B&B’s here on the West Coast, for some reason Continental Breakfasts come to mind right away.  Life definitely runs at a slower pace on the island here than in most big cities and the idea of waking up in an old character-filled heritage home and getting into a nice, soft robe […]

With today’s post, we take one final look at the last house we photographed in an area undergoing massive development.  The entire section of housing here is likely on a short fuse, time-wise, and will probably be consumed and demolished to make way for a new and shiny condo/townhouse unit in the near future.  With […]

We really hope everyone enjoyed their Mothers Day weekend, we sure did!  I took Mrs. Toad out for a lovely picnic by the ocean and we had a wonderful time.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to go on our second shoot of Chemainus as originally planned so we are going to slightly delay our […]

Every good story needs an end, and today we encounter the end of the journey we’ve been on together for a few days now.  In case you’re just joining us, please visit our blog page “The Toad And The Bear” for the back-story to this series.  It is with a tinge of sadness that we […]

As we continue our way further up the mountain (please see our blog “The Toad And The Bear” for the backstory) the dichotomies become a little more evident if you look for them.  Yesterday, we saw a lot that appears to be currently used for both storage of landscaping materials as well as an area […]

We continue our adventure together taking a close look at the Bear Mountain complex with a bit of a bang today.  The sight of a crane at a development site might not be an earth shattering piece of news, but when placed in the context of this story it becomes yet another element of interest. […]

OK, let’s imagine for a moment that part of the reason you just bought your new house was because you were promised a thriving town to facilitate easy living.  Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, Snickers Bars, 12 packs of both soda & beer, movie rentals, haircuts…  all just a few feet from the doorway of your new abode.  […]

For today’s post on the series “The Toad And The Bear” we take a brief stop in what we call the village area of the Bear Mountain complex.  I believe this is the area of the development that has had the most attention and resources allocated as it appears to be almost finished… almost. What […]