Thursday, May 19, 2016

Victoria Observations

A few weeks ago, I scored a fantastic AirBnB in Victoria's picturesque Chinatown.  So off to Victoria we went with the boys! If you haven't visited the neighbourhood, I highly recommend it.  It's such a vibrant section of town which is walking distance to pretty much everything - the adorable Fan Tan alley, Dragon alley, Market Square, Bastion Square, Munro's Books, the Royal BC Museum and more.

Victoria is one of our favourite little escapes from the city and perfect for easy travel with kids.  You're getting enough distance from mainland BC to make it feel like a vacation (taking the ferry really does have away of creating much needed separation from your daily routines) but close and similar enough that it's an easy transition on both ends of your trip.

Below are a few observations from our trip last month.

This was taken the day we arrived, cloudy but warm.
Same lantern, different day..

Dragon Alley
The boys playing thumb wars at the Kit and Ace window in Market Square. Couldn't resist this one...
A little window light portrait at Habit Coffee

The boys sitting in front of my husband's old house where he lived when we was studying at UVic.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Seduced by the Ferry Muses

Like last year, I found myself quite inspired on board the ferry to and from Victoria.  I don't know what it is (nor do I care to find out) but shooting on the ferry just does it for me.  As Elizabeth Gilbert reminds us in her book, Big Magic:

“We are lucky that inspiration talks to us at all: it’s too much to ask that it also explains itself.”

When you’re called to create - whatever your creative endeavour - you owe it to inspiration to just go with it. So thank you, ferry muses, I promise to always answer your call.