Travelicious Canada - Victoria, BC: Castles, Gardens, &.....X-men?

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Now I'm sharing some of the photos I took on the third day of my travels.


This day was probably the most adventurous of them all, simply for the fact that I opted to use public transportation in an unfamiliar city. I rode the bus towards the outside of the city to pay a visit to the famous Hatley Castle. Let's just say that after everything I had to do a little walking to get to where I was going, but the good news is that I got there. Oh, but the bad news is that I forgot my camera's SD card so all of these photos were in fact taken on my phone. It just goes to prove that you don't need a fancy camera to take some good shots.


So the history of this building is very interesting and I wasn't aware until my visit to Craigdarroch Castle the following day that there was a connection between the two.


I won't go all 'history teacher' on you and give you the whole story, but basically this castle was built by the son of Robert Dunsmuir, James Dunsmuir. Apparently, after the death of his father, his mother was made the beneficiary of the estate and the large family business. I'm not quite sure what led to what, but I'd say it was a classic case of why you should never mix business with friends and family. It ended in a lawsuit over the business in which James won and I visited the Craigdarroch castle the following day and was able to tour the entire thing so I'll be sharing that soon, but as for Hatley castle, it unfortunately wasn't open for touring on this day.


Guess what? This building has been used in so many movies and tv shows that you've probably seen. Namely the 2016 Deadpool movie and most of the X-men movies. It was also in the TV series Arrow and Smallville. So yeah, I half expected a superhero to come around the corner. Aw, well no such luck but I did see some beautiful things.


So in the next post I'll be sharing the photos from the other castle I visited. Have an awesome weekend!



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Dear Victoria,

How are you doing today? I know you are doing great and fine but I still need to ask. I can see all the fun and excitement all over you. Your smile can literally melt a heart made of stone.

I am sorry I just checked my mailbox for your post, I had such a busy day but it has nothing to do with cooking. I don't want to ruin the kitchen utensils for you before you come back, since we are still going to try that "Yam Sushi".

I can see these amazing castle and it is such a delight to know even if I am not there with You, I must have seen it in Smallville, maybe the Lex Luthor mansion?

Everything in life is a blessing in disguise. Forgetting the SDcard must have hurt, but your phone camera did an amazing justice to these pictures. They look way better.

I am sorry you couldn't see the Hatley Castle, but you got to see the Craigdarroch castle and that delights me. Really an adventurous day and I can't wait to see pictures of the other castle you visited. Thank you for sharing the story and taking me along with you on the journey, albeit with the posts. Thank you for all you do.

Till I hear from you again, stay beautiful.

With love,
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Such a huge honour my friend. Thank you for all you do. Really appreciate it.

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Wow I live in Victoria B.C. Congrats on taking such magnificent shots of the wonderful Hatley Castle. When were you in town?
No one ever believes me when I tell them how this is where XMen was filmed till they google it or I show them around.

Congrats, wonderful photos, the Castles are amazing. You are definitely rigght, we don`t need a fancy camera to take good photos!
Good luck in your travelicious in Canada

thanks so much @mjoa07, great commenting. I am home now, but I leave for New York City on Wednesday. More travel posts coming soon

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This garden is on the grounds of Hatley Park and Hatley Castle in Victoria B.C.

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Ah! I'm so glad to see that you are on an adventure! Per usual your photos are fantastic!! Nothing's better than enjoying a bit of Gringa-chronicles on a lovely Sunday morning! Hope you are having liters of fun😊

I certainly am, thanks @genirkat! (P.S. I can't wait for the next meetup!)

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Oh, I feel truly blessed to be able to travel and share. Thanks as always for your support!

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Glad to see you are traveling again and sharing awesome photos of your trip. Didn't pretend to be Jean Grey or Storm at the castle though? :)

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Pretty fantastic pictures considering they were shot with your phone! Victoria is a magical place. I was only there for a day, but loved it and look forward to going back.

I always love it when you drop by, thanks so much for commenting, I do not know how you find the time. Looks like I'll be seeing you soon in The city! Exciting!

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I've just discovered your blog and your recent series about travel in Victoria, BC. I wanted to say I'm enjoying reading about my hometown from the point of view of a visitor. Great post!

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