Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The shop at the end of China Steps

Tucked away in downtown Nanaimo are two small streets -- China Steps and Lois Lane.

At the end of China Steps you will find China Steps Emporium.

It's stuffed from corner to corner, floor to ceiling with the most unique, goofy, unusual and plain strange curios and vintage collectibles that you can imagine. It's not as brightly lit as the top photo suggests (I was using flash) and in dim corners you'll find some truly odd stuff.

It's the sort of place that might inhabit a Twilight Zone episode, where the bizarre toys, and figurines come to life after dark to wreak mischief and havoc.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Sidney, BC waterfront...

Sidney is located about 26 kilometres north of Victoria on the Saanich peninsula. Except for the mountains in the background, it looks very much like I picture some communities in Florida or California. The waterfront features bright white condos that gleam with glass windows and balconies.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What awaits beyond...

Dragon Alley in Victoria's Chinatown.

... this final passage?


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gonzales Bay

Gonzales Bay and Gonzales beach are visible from Gonzales Observatory.

It's a popular place for sunbathers and paddlers and is located only 10 minutes from downtown Victoria.