Category Archives: Travel

Legislative Chamber

The legislature was out of session while we were in Victoria and access to the galleries over the chamber was closed. However, the door to the chamber was open so you could see the space in which the legislature meets. … Continue reading

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Blue Bridge

A new Johnson Street bridge has recently opened across part of Victoria Harbour. It has replaced an old bridge that was apparently in bad condition. The new structure is a bascule bridge to allow larger boat traffic to access the … Continue reading

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Rebuilding With a Shell

We spent a long weekend in Victoria BC recently. A block from our hotel was an old building undergoing a complete rebuild. This is something that I have seen done a lot in London and I like the idea. Rather … Continue reading

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Rotunda

The provincial legilsature’s parliament building in Victoria is open to the public. The large dome, visible from outside, covers a rotunda beneath. You can see up from the first floor through an opening and then the second floor has a … Continue reading

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Parliament From the Outside By Day and Night

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and so is home of the provincial legislative assembly. The building has all of the style and grandeur of a building of its era and it looks pretty impressive. Getting shots of it … Continue reading

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Yakutia Before the Ban

Yakutia is a Russian airline that has had a few problems recently and has been banned by the Russian authorities from some services until it can sort out its problems.  Consequently, I am more pleased than I might otherwise be … Continue reading

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Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria

While in Victoria we walked along the shoreline of the harbor and made our way to Fisherman’s Wharf. This are is a mix of houseboats, tour boats and commercial boats. It is clearly a real commercial port at one end … Continue reading

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Plenty of 200ERs But the 300ERs Avoid Me

While I enjoyed my visit to Haneda earlier this year, I was a little frustrated by one thing.  Regular readers will know of my interest in trying to capture the articulated gear feature of the 777-300ER.  Haneda provided a great … Continue reading

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More New Airlines for Me

My second trip to Japan of the year provided an opportunity to see more airlines that I don’t normally come across.  I had a few hours at Narita waiting for my flight home and these shots are some of those … Continue reading

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Tampa Prime Freighters

I had a short wait at Tampa for a flight home after a work trip.  The gate I was waiting at did not have a lot of traffic nearby.  Indeed, judging by the total lack of lines at security, maybe … Continue reading

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