Thursday, May 18, 2017, Victoria, B.C. (part 2)

Working again at the last minute, I booked the hotel, the Embassy Inn, through the ferry company for the trip from Victoria to Port Angeles, WA. The reservationist was most accommodating, though I get the message that it would have been better to book a couple of days earlier. By booking a hotel with the reservation, we saved the $11 reservation fee plus I’m sure we got a discount on the hotel and we paid in US dollars.

Our hotel was across the side street from the Parliament Houses.

Parliament Houses

Parliament Houses

Park in front of Parliament Houses

Park in front of Parliament Houses

Next door to the Parliament Hosues was the Royal BC Museum. The area around it as full of totem poles.

One of the totem poles in front of Royal BC Museum

One of the totem poles in front of Royal BC Museum

Totem pole - 5

Totem pole – 5

Totem pole - 4

Totem pole – 4

Totem pole - 2

Totem pole – 2

Totem close-up

Totem close-up

Totem pole - 3

Totem pole – 3

Totem with painted building

Totem with painted building

We found this upscale store:

Store front

Store front

The whole store

The whole store

The Empress Hotel is one of the  finest hotels in Victoria. All the hotels we saw in the downtown area seemed to be in old British style, which gives the town a certain positive feel.

Empress Hotel in Victoria

Empress Hotel in Victoria

Parliament Houses illuminated

Parliament Houses illuminated

The next day we move on back to the U.S. on another ferry.

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