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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Before rock and roll...

It's fun sometimes to be a tourist in your home town.
You know your way around. You see old familiar shops...
This guy's been around as long as I can remember...
I took my Birkenstocks there for repairs when I was about 17.
You get to see all the displays change in favorite shop windows...
These fun sculptures were in the Tobacconists, who's been there since the 1920's, although I'm not quite sure what the connection is between pipes and tobacco and vintage auto sculpture...
There's the weird, randomness of the city and it's people...
Barbies out for a cruise!
Sometimes it's just a classic car parked on the street that gives you reason to stop and take notice.
How could you not take photos of a Rocket 88?
Complete with it's original BCAA sticker...
And then there's the pubs!
We don't have much of a choice of watering holes in Sooke so when we go to the city we frequent a few of the favorites...
 Any good reason for a pint, I say...
Then it's off for Japanese food and the Big Show!
...to be continued...

2 comments:

Tatersmama said...

What great photos! I see things (like the cruisin' Barbies) and it makes me stop and think.. you know what I mean? Who? Why? Is there a story behind this?

I hope you're having a wonderful time!

Ciara said...

That's exactly what we did this summer! Took the kids an hour up the road to Dublin for a couple of nights and did all the tourist thing I've never done, in spite of a lifetime living there!
Great photos. Especially love the one of the bottles.