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I spent a week in what is in my opinion the most livable city in Canada, Victoria. Two hours of ferry riding  through a raft of broken islands and a short drive or twenty minutes by float plane and you’re in a different world. City fathers over generations have done a fantastic job of preserving the nineteenth century character of the provincial capital. Victoria is primarily a university city and seat of government, at the same time young and affluent with students and richly paid civic servants. Brick architecture reflects a British influence. Victoria is no secret but handles the tourist industry well. Restaurants and cafe’s are numerous. Friendly individually owned shops line the streets as opposed to the faceless chain stores of many cities. A very pleasant place, indeed.

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– a dancer practices for a performance in an open square.

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find clubs packed with young students partying.

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-lots of period architecture

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– Chinatown has  a lot of good restaurants and stores.

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– lots of cool little cafe’s to hang out in when it drizzles.

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– sights and sounds of an unhurried place.

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– really different street art found unexpectedly.

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– West Olson, photographer and my local guide through Fan Tan Alley.

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– he took me to some cool cafes….where the owners encourage you to stay and hang.

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– intimate shoppes hidden down shady alley ways.

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– fantastic natural light for a new head shot.

For those of you who have followed my travel blog  you’ll know I like to record street art and graffiti wherever we go, Dallas is no exception. Underground, progressive, sophisticated, angry, frivolous……subjective…..it’s all to be found wandering the back alleys of downtown Dallas if you dare. The area of Deep Ellum…nexus at Main Street and Malcolm X Boulevard is one of many popular stoops for Dallas’ hip and lively doomsters, freaks, flakes and party crowd to hang in the ….bars, alternative shops and dives. Deep Ellum is where you’ll find rock bars and recording studio’s getting cozy with cool cafe’s like the Brazil….a hipster hotspot if there ever was one…. like everywhere in Dallas the background music is almost always Texas Renegade Radio KNON 89.3 FM…… the best Texas blues ( is there any other kind?)   and Red Dirt ( don’t call it redneck or country ’cause it’s pure poetry) station on the planet…and whoa…free parking …. a real find.  I hope you enjoy my eye……. as always these days I use an iphone4/5 exclusively to capture the images that grab me. Be tripping amigo’s

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