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BC Parliament

The day after our TE-meeting we visited Vancouver Island and the city of Victoria, which is the capital of the province of British Columbia (BC). In the heart of the city are the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, which houses the BC Legislative Assembly.

Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, 100km away from both Vancouver (northeast) and Seattle (southeast). It is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, it started out as a British settlement in 1843 and was named for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The Neo-Baroque buildings for the provincial parliament were constructed in the 1890s and completed in 1897. The front lawn features a number of monuments and artworks, including a statue of Queen Victoria, the Cenotaph commemorating the victims from BC of WWI, WW2, and the Korean and Afghanistan War, and the sculpture seen in this photo, which is called the Knowledge Totem Pole. It was carved by Coast Salish artist Cicero August and created for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 802/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-07-22 15:08
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1495 kb

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