Earlier this week we had an election for the provincial government, the Legislative Assembly. The election was so close that it has yet to be definitively decided who will govern and I thought that this was a fitting time to take a look at the Legislative Assembly Building, pictured above. Generally the building is photographed from the front but it offers some interesting perspectives when viewed from the sides or the rear. I quite like these little decorative turrets and flourishes and we'll have a look at some other aspects of this building over the next few days.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!