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Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

The Butchart Gardens began life as a quarry. In 1904 Robert Pim Butchart developed a quarry and built a cement plant near Tod Inlet. Robert and his wife Jennie established their home near the quarry. As Robert exhausted the limestone deposits, Jennie thought something beautiful could be made from the pit and so the pit…

Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a Designated National Historic Site and coined ‘Canada’s Castle’. Being from Ireland and with all the castles that we have in the country, I just knew I had to visit this place. Craigdarroch Castle was built for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant coal baron. The castle was finally completed in 1890. Robert and…

Canada | Victoria Photo Essay

Victoria is a beautiful Canadian city situated on Vancouver Island. As the capital of British Columbia it boasts marine wildlife, Victorian architecture, First Nations culture, and so much more. Victoria holds a special place in my heart and I think you’ll understand why from these pictures. Have you visited Victoria? What did you think of…

Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk

While I’m not an expert, I love art in all its forms and mediums. I admire the time and work an artist puts into their pieces and how open and curious they are of the world around them. I love how it sparks something in me, not necessarily to paint or to draw or to…