Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Vancouver Island history is part of a rich tapestry of stories and events that have unfolded here, creating the communities and landmarks that are so meaningful to those who live here.  These features speak to the efforts undertaken during the early years of colonization, resulting in a myriad of museums and sites to visit that […]

Fisgard Lighthouse is a special place on the southern end of Vancouver Island, and is a place we like to visit as often as we can during the course of a year.  Its personality changes with the seasons and the weather, and the angles from which you can view it create fresh and distinct compositions.  […]

Ah, the smell of the ocean breezes, the sounds of lapping waves against the shores as gulls cry in the distance…  sights and sounds that bring an instant sense of tranquility and peace to all.  It’s truly hard to beat the feeling you get while visiting the shore and experiencing all the ambience it has […]

We love our history on Vancouver Island and on the West Coast of Canada, and we particularly love our history in the context of our wonderful and unique architecture.  We were absolutely delighted to meet Magdalena and Stefan Opalski more than a year ago, and learn of their plans to fully restore Wentworth Villa, one […]

If you stand still enough, you can almost hear the whistle of the rolling train in the distance.  It’s one of those things; history trying to reach across the divide of time to leave an imprint on the now.  In this post we are continuing our running photoblog series “Ladysmith Train Station & Railway Museum” […]

Our avid love of photography finds us with some rather strange obsessions.  One of them has to be the natural effects and appearance of rusty things.  The textures and details you can find with such objects represents the tireless work of time and nature against the man-made metals of our generation.  One of our very […]

Silent For 100 Years

Posted: 27th October 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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It’s been nearly 100 years since last these guns unleashed a barrage of heavy artillery towards our own 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles in the European war theater of WWI.  In 1917/1918 these German Field Guns grew silent as the Canadian forces overwhelmed the German infantry and took possession of them.  Today they stand proud in […]

Qualicum Beach Museum

Posted: 21st October 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Of all the places we frequent, Qualicum Beach and Parksville remain some of our very favorites with stunning landscapes, seascapes, heritage and sights and sounds to take in and enjoy.  Each season reveals a very unique tapestry, with the summer season being bright, warm and active with countless visitors making their way here for vacations […]

Some items we have a chance to photograph have a life of their own.  The stories of those who once owned them are forever imprinted in their fabric, and if you listen closely you can learn a little of the person and the times they came from.  In today’s post we are continuing a new […]

Our love for everything rusty runs from the sublime to the surreal at times, driving us onward, forever searching for that next abandoned or forgotten artifact to explore with our lens.  A while back, the lovely Mrs. Toad happened to come across the Ladysmith Train Station and Railway Museum and told me all about it.  […]