I love our neighbourhood! Chinatown, the oldest in Canada and second oldest in North America, is beautiful and magical – and never more so than with snow! After hanging out with our visiting family, I spent the afternoon walking in a sparkling blizzard.
Spent the afternoon at the Royal BC Museum yesterday; we haven’t been there is years! For those of you in Victoria, they are open by donation ($5 suggested) until January 9. There is an amazing Wildlife Photography exhibit on right now, as well as an exhibit of early printed maps. The real draw for me (as it was when I was a child) is the Modern History Gallery and its recreation of Victoria’s Old Town at about 1900. Throughout the Holiday Season, the Old Town is decked out in Christmas finery. I couldn’t resist taking a few snaps, most of which turned out fuzzy. I would highly recommend visiting this world-class museum if you travel to Victoria. Hope you all enjoy twelfth night and that you had a joyous Holiday Season; and Merry Christmas on Monday to those following the Gregorian Calendar!
A slightly fuzzy overview of the Old Town exhibit in the Modern History Gallery at the Royal BC Museum.
Stairwell leading to the old Hotel.
A decorated room in the hotel.