Friday, April 08, 2011

V - Victoria

V - Victoria

Today I am sharing photos taken in Victoria, British Columbia when I visited there in 1978. One of the first things I noticed was the height of the trees there. Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, trees may grow to a height of 30-40 feet, but in BC, I have seen trees 200+ feet. The first photo shows a couple of people walking through Beaconhill Park in the city of Victoria and you can see how tall the trees are.

I looked straight up a very tall tree to make the second image. It is an interesting angle, but you don't really get the sense of how tall it really is. I was surprised to see what I thought was a variety of palm growing in Victoria. Of course, it may not be a palm at all and I can't really identify it from this image. In any event, the warmer temperatures of Western Canada have created an environment much different than here on the east coast of the country.

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