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A to Z Challenge: P is for Pilot (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2017 Great and Powerful 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today, P is for Pilot Street!

Here is a Google map showing where Pilot Street is located in James Bay.

What I could find out about Pilot Street:

Back to our one-block streets, Pilot Street runs from Niagara down to Dallas Road.

Apparently there are no registered Heritage houses on Pilot, but it is known for its “wartime” housing.  Here is an example:

From http://www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca/Neighbourhoods/jamesbayhistory.html:

“The opening of Panama Canal in August 1914 encouraged more industrial development in the vicinity of Ogden Point. A breakwater was constructed during WWI and the Ogden Point Docks were opened to deep-sea shipping. In the late 1920s a grain elevator was built and later a fish processing plant, both served by a railway barge slip. During World War II the former Outer Wharf became a major ship building facility for the Victoria Machinery Depot. The old Armadale Estate was subdivided, Pilot and Dock Streets were opened up and “Wartime houses,” affordable houses for the shipyard workers, were constructed. ”

Here are some pictures I took of Pilot Street.

Here is the Dallas end.

A different approach – here are some tiny houses along Pilot Street:

And, at the Niagara end, are some community gardens!

What else do you want to know about Pilot Street?  Ask away, and I will see what I can find out for you!

Thanks for visiting letter P of my A to Z Challenge post of 2017.  You can find more I posts at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-19-2017-letter-p.html.  Stay tuned for Q is for... tomorrow!!

Flower of the Day: April 19, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/04/18/flower-of-the-day-april-19-2017-tulips/)

Tulip #12!

A to Z Challenge: B is for Beacon Street (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2017 Great and Powerful 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today, B is for Beacon Street!

Here is a Google map showing where Beacon Street is located in James Bay.


Beacon Street is one block, stretching from Douglas Street by the park to St. Andrews Street.

What I could find out about Beacon Street:

Not a lot.  I imagine its name came from Beacon Hill Park.  Like other streets in James Bay that are close to the park, the park end is apartment buildings, but as you move away from the park, you find more houses, most of them older.  There are, interestingly enough, no registered Heritage houses on Beacon Street.

What I would like to introduce you to is the Beacon Drive In!  This has been a main-stay of Victoria since the 1950s, and their ice-cream (and milkshakes) are amazing.  You definitely have to check it out if you’re ever here!

Here are some pictures I took of Beacon Street last summer.

Looking up from the park end.

The apartment buildings on the park end.

Looking back towards the park.

Even the elves have a place on Beacon Street!

What else do you want to know about Beacon Street?  Ask away, and I will see what I can find out for you!

Thanks for visiting letter B of my A to Z Challenge post of 2017.  You can find more B posts at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-3-2017-letter-b.html.  Stay tuned for C is for… tomorrow!!

Tuesday – can I go back to bed now?

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/minimal/

So, I’m  not feeling great this morning, nor was I feeling well over-night.  Headache-y, a little fever-y and generally sick to the stomach-y.  Not sure if it’s the weather, a touch of the flu, or work making me sick again.  Possibly some of each, although I’m pretty sure which one of those is in the lead.

This may not help the stomach, but it helps the head a bit!

A Spider behind the Amaretto

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/controversy/

Why A Spider behind the Amaretto?  Well, a while back, a friend and colleague and I were in line at the coffee place at work waiting for our lattes, when one of the young baristas shrieked.  The other barista came to see what was going on and also shrieked.  When we asked what was wrong, they shrieked, this time using more or less intelligible words, saying that there was a spider behind the Amaretto (the flavoured syrup bottle) and they were freaking out, not knowing what to do about it.  But by the time they moved the bottle to see if they were brave enough to do something about the spider, it was gone.  We never did find out where it went…maybe to the Amarula?

Flower of the Day: March 17, 2017

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2017/03/16/flower-of-the-day-march-17-2017-peonies/)

Back to Hellebores:  #6!!

Macro Moments: Week 34

Week 31 of Macro Moments from Musin’ with Susan (https://musinwithsusan.com).   (https://musinwithsusan.com/2017/03/15/macro-moments-challenge-34/).  Just to remind you (and me), here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.

iPhone 6, Camera+ app, Macro setting, f/2.2, Exp 1/120, ISO-32

Yay Kitten Thursday!!

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/nuance/

You know the week is almost over when it’s Kitten Thursday!!  TGIKT 🙂  Have a good one everybody.

Colour Your World: Sky Blue

Today’s Colour Your World is Sky Blue (https://jennifernicholewells.com/2017/03/03/color-your-world-sky-blue-2/).

There was none of this today, but here are blue skies from months past…

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge: February 22, 2017

And heeeeere’s… Cee’s Which Way Challenge!   https://ceenphotography.com/2017/02/24/cees-which-way-photo-challenge-february-24-2017/

“This challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.”

A few which ways from the week:

Not sure I want to go that way…

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But that way looks ok.

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And I’m definitely going that way.

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