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.










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.