Exploring The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society

Exploring The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society

There are so many different places to visit and things to see on Vancouver Island that it is easy to put off going to any of them, thinking, I can go there any time.  The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society / Heritage Acres Museum, is easily seen when driving on the main highway towards Victoria International Airport or the ferry to the mainland and has always been one of those places that I kept meaning to go to, so I finally decided to take a trip out there and see what they had to offer.  I am glad that I did.

SHAS sign and old pumps and equipment

Heritage Acres Museum has many items on display

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Visiting Bucharest – An iPhone Adventure

My final post in this iPhone photography series is on my all too brief visit to Bucharest.  As I was returning to Canada on a very early flight (actually three connecting flights) from Bucharest, I travelled there the afternoon before and had a little time to see some sights.

a woman reading a book sits at the base of a giant statue of a man on a horse

In the Shadow of the Powerful

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Visiting Constanta – An iPhone Experience

Constanta, Romania, is the second, and final, Eastern European city that I travelled to for work.  As I stayed there for almost two weeks, I managed to see a couple other places in Romania that I will describe in upcoming posts.  Constanta is an interesting city with contrasting beauty and decay.  One area on Piata Ovidiu is now a pedestrian only street, lined with cafes, pubs and souvenir shops, as well as the Museum of Natural History and Archeology and the Grand Mosque of Constanta.  When looking at Google Maps Street View of the area, the image, from 2011 shows it was filled with moving and parked cars and far less pedestrian friendly than it is today.

pedestrians, tables and shops line the street in Constanta Romania

Piata Ovidiu is a Great Street to Wander

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