Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Caterpillar

Dad loved taking pictures of bugs and flowers, especially after our move to Victoria in the early seventies and he was able to indulge his passion in our back yard. But this bug shot dates back to our house in Montreal in 1970. IMG_0069

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Funky Phone Booth

Who ya gonna call? In 1971 along Government Street in front of the Empress Hotel in Victoria, if you were going to call someone, you'd plunk your dime (yes, only a dime) into this nifty looking pay phone. And look, kids! It has one of them old-timey rotary dials!
1971 Government St Victoria

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Peddle Car

Why yes, Officer. I did get my driver's license from a CrackerJack box. Why do you ask? 1967 John peddle car

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Then and Now: Centennial Ledge

Anyone want to guess when this picture was taken? Why, yes. 1971. How could you tell? 1971 was the 100th anniversary of British Columbia's entry into Confederation and Victoria was all decked out in Anniversary decorations. Dad took this pic of the Ledge in the fall of 1971. 1971 The Ledg Compared to the picture below that I took of the Ledge last summer, not much has changed. The trees are bigger, of course. But the other change I see is that vehicle traffic is no longer allowed along the walkway right in front of the main stairs. P7234532

Coin

Dad is trying his hand at a close-up. But what exactly has he photographed here? Turns out it's a 1964 silver dollar commemorating the...