I hope my fellow Canucks are enjoying the waning hours of our long weekend! Ah, so nice.
Following up on our first Nerdy Mission back in July, this extra day off presented L and I with the perfect opportunity to go scout out more locations for our soon-to-be-customized game of "Arkham Horror" with scenes from around our fair city, Victoria. The game is based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings and the locations on the board are places in his fictional town of Arkham.
But first, lunch.
|What's that bright ball of light? Sun!|
As it was somewhat sunny and not too chilly, my jaunty silk vintage scarf and a pair of long brown leather gloves were all I needed to stay toasty.
L and I cut through a courtyard at the museum, and I took a photo op on the groovy 60s sculpture. I love the architecture of the building behind it too.
Jacket (Pink Tartan, consignment), cami (Mexx, consignment), skirt (Skotts Suede, thrifted), boots (Ilenia P), silk scarf (Remoy d'Urville, thrifted, vintage), brooch (Mystery, gift from Mom), earrings (Plum), gloves (Club Monaco, consignment).
As we were strolling along to one of our sites, L spotted Smoking Lily's sewing studio door:
Spotted this wonderful scene of kids blowing bubbles, and various clusters of people hanging out the windows.
Those are three murals!
One of the places L and I went was to Beacon Hill Park.
The parking lot area was full of peacocks.
This one's for Megan:
|Picture taken at Ross Bay Cemetery|
We walked past a vintage shop that was open, so of course we went in. I didn't get to do much shopping, but I did spot one item that came home with me:
We also spotted this great silk tie for L:
|I like that the original price is still on it: $8.50.|
I laughed at the label - it's Chanel.
Now, here are some of the locations we took pictures at:
|The Museum Archives|
This is a huge hardware/kitchenware/tool/marine/clothing store:
Of course, the cemetery was one of our locations.
|Ross Bay Cemetery|
This is my favourite picture:
|Seawall, Dallas Road|
This is near the Breakwater (picture here, from when we flew over it). You can walk down to this lookout from the road, then there is this set of stairs that leads right down to the ocean. At low tide, you can walk on the beach, but it was very disconcerting to have the stairs go right into the water. Very ominous.
And from spooky pictures to...brooches! Une Femme d'Un Certain Age is asking her readers to Show Me the Brooches! and show off their vintage or inherited brooches. I don't actually have many brooches, but I do love them.
The full collection (not including today's, which I somehow missed):
These are some of my favourites:
Middle row: vintage copper burst (50s/60s?); gold leaf pin from L's Grandma W (probably 80s)
Bottom row: Stamped Pastelli from Grandma J (vintage 50s); gold shovel with green stone (Mom's, 70s)
Middle row: lizard pin from Lynne (probably 80s), bug pin (Le Chateau, around 2005)
Bottom row: blue stone pin (Fairweather, 1986), starburst pin (The Bay, 2003)
More newer ones:
Megan), crow Scrabble tile (Raven's Roost Studio, Vancouver, 2012), S Scrabble tile (handmade, 2012).
Right: mink flower (consignment, probably recently made).