Travel: Victoria

Have you ever felt like you have lived many lives in your short not-even-over lifetime? Because I have, for many years. I look back at certain periods of my life, and they seem to have been a whole other life, a lifetime ago. Usually, these chapters of my life are well defined by specific events, situations and locations, and have a clear beginning and end. They are all so different from one another. The memories of them sometimes feel like I’m watching a dream or a movie, and I find myself trying to grasp the fact that I’ve actually lived thru them all myself. 

The most recent experience with this sensation relates to my time in Canada, which has kind of taken me by surprise.  It was barely a month ago that I was still in the northern country, enjoying a lovely weekend in Victoria with my dearly beloved…how can that feel like a lifetime ago already? It feels like such a different life, so far removed from where I stand now.  Perhaps it has to do with so much happening in such a short period time; perhaps it’s all this coming and going that messes with my perception of time, of movement, of life, making me feel at times even disoriented; perhaps it’s just the nostalgia of knowing such a wonderful summer, a lovely time in my life, even if ever matched or surpassed by others (they do say the best is yet to come), is after all unrepeatable.

They also say that to remember is to live again, so as I share my photos of the Butchart Gardens and Victoria’s downtown with you, I can almost go back in time and relive it all. Unfortunately for you guys, my photos don’t come even close to making Victoria, the gardens and all of their beauty justice. Actually, I don’t think any photo ever will. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy them.

IMG_1361IMG_1364IMG_1377 IMG_1367 IMG_1371 IMG_1384 IMG_1386 IMG_1395 edited IMG_1408 IMG_1417 IMG_1426 IMG_1398 IMG_1431 IMG_1436 IMG_1444 IMG_1449 IMG_1498 IMG_1500 IMG_1539 IMG_1547 IMG_1560 IMG_1563 IMG_1574 IMG_1588

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

2 thoughts on “Travel: Victoria

  1. Hi Abril! Thank you for commenting on my blog :) how did you find it? I do look at all your posts but I almost never comment. :) but you always have beautiful pictures 😀

Leave a Reply