Under the charms of Victoria

Under the charms of Victoria

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A visit to the capital of British Columbia is almost a must during a stay on Vancouver Island. The heart of the city, with nearly 100,000 inhabitants, nestles in the Inner Harbour. The urban, maritime and mountainous landscapes come together in all their splendour. The seafront promenade that runs along Warf Street is lively and full of a festive atmosphere. The street musicians, the terraces and the many passers-by give the place a very touristy character. The seaplanes that shuttle between different destinations hum and become real attractions. The parallel parking maneuvers of a Twin Otter impress the gallery! 

Rich in history, the city was named in honor of Queen Victoria and the British influence remains omnipresent. The Empress hotel contributes to this cultural wink. Not far from there, the British Columbia Parliament completes the skyline of the provincial capital. From its inauguration in the late 1800s, more than 350 lights were illuminated only on special occasions. However, since 1965, tradition has it that every evening the building shines with its 3600 bulbs from sunset until one o'clock at night. For early risers, this show resumes at dawn, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Really, what better for magic hour photography!  

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MK II

Lens: EF 24-70mm

Exposure: 13s at F11

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