Monday, July 15, 2013

Shoal Point

Shoal Point is the name of the luxury condo development near the mouth of Victoria's inner harbour. Although it seems to have been a part of the Victoria landscape forever, it was built less than ten years ago. It started a trend of high-rise development around the inner harbour. Where you could once see the mountains of Washington State on the approaches to downtown Victoria now you only see walls of balconies and windows.

Shoal Point's design looks 'busy' but attractive to my eye. It's well proportioned and features interesting architectural details such as maidens' heads overlooking each entrance.

I've never been inside it but this link has photos of the opulent interior.

One complaint that I have is that it seems to be largely empty building. I don't think I've ever seen anyone moving about in the windows... I've never seen anyone out on the spacious balconies enjoying the spectacular views that the owners paid so much money for.

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