Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

As the car slowly snaked its way down the narrow road, we were almost afraid to exhale. We had been down this road countless times, full of misplaced hope and wonder, only to be met with crushing disappointment. Left to speculate as to whether the camera coldly bearing down on us was, in fact, recording […]

Time waits for no one it is said, but what about when it makes a grand journey only to find itself back home?  This story has all the makings of a wonderful story that ties our rich local history into the present.  Our involvement all started recently with a new connection we made at our […]

You could easily spend a lifetime exploring all the nooks and crannies here on Vancouver Island and I highly doubt you’d be able to discover everything the island has to offer.  Home to incredible mountains and beautiful waterfront features, you can spend your morning high in the altitudes and your afternoon on a beach.  And […]

A Pinch Of Tobacco

Posted: 18th November 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Olde School, Photography
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100 years ago we looked forward to the simpler things in life.  A nice smoke after a lovely meal, a clean-shaven face and the smell of aftershave, and…  well, we’ll save the last one for last.  It’s been awhile since last we visited the Metchosin School House Museum and explored all the wonderful treasures on […]

Please be warned that you may need a tetanus shot after reading today’s post, my friends.  Today we’re heading back to the Metchosin Pioneer Museum, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada where we are continuing our long-running photoblog series “The Antiques Toad Show“.  This is a special place, one you can return to often and discover […]

Stepping through the gates is like stepping back in time, a simpler time, one where challenges created the rewards of starting a new life in a new country.  Ross Bay Villa represents this time as one of the few remaining original homes built during colonization of Victoria in the mid 1800’s.  We can think of […]

At a time long before Canada was officially a country, the tall ships were traveling back and forth bringing people and materials to the newly found land.  Many arrived on our shores to find a rugged and raw landscape.  Even today this landscape is treacherous, finding many sea-going vessels encountering troubles on our craggy shorelines.  […]

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Posted: 6th May 2013 by Mrs. Toad in Olde School, Photography
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“When I am grown to man’s estate I shall be very proud and great.  And tell the other girls and boys not to meddle with my toys!” – Robert Louis Stevenson If you believe roller skates should have keys, made a game of picking up wooden sticks with painted ends, created endless works of art with the […]

History is like a scavenger hunt.  It rarely presents itself in any sort of tidy and immediately appreciable way, choosing rather to leave its prints scattered in every direction of possibility.  As if someone took the whole story, tore it up into tiny pieces and released it into the air, to be carried by the currents […]

Put on your dancing shoes, walk a mile in my shoes, and for goodness’ sake, don’t step on them, especially if they happen to be made of blue suede!  It amazes me how many ways we find to pay homage to the simple shoe.  Sure, they keep your flippers warm and dry, and I’ll be the first […]