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Our Town

This week on the international pet photographer blog circle our theme is Our Town. What makes beautiful Victoria BC famous? It’s a tourist destination for visitors from around the globe, and there are many notable landmarks many of which are More British than Britain. Buddy and I did a quick tour over the chilly (and so devoid of people, highly unusual!) weekend and decided to share this picture of The Empress Hotel – or should I say EmBuddy Hotel?  Now designated a National Historic Site of Canada, the original building dates back to 1908.  It was designed by a young superstar architect Francis Rattenbury (whose ghost supposedly haunts the hotel!) who also designed the nearby BC Parliament Buildings and the Steamship Terminal. Whether you go for a new year’s day brunch in the Crystal Ballroom, cocktails at the Bengal Room, afternoon High Tea on the veranda, or a relaxing pedicure in the world-famous Willow Stream Spa, The Empress is not just for tourists. And it’s pet friendly!

Empress Hotel Unleashed! pet portraits

Next along the circle we head down the coast to Spotty Nose Pet Photography in Los Angeles, CA

Kelly - January 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Buddy looks so stately in his jacket modeling in front of the hotel.

Tracy Sutherland - January 18, 2013 - 10:32 am

Buddy’s expression is priceless! It works very well with the grandeur of the background.

Nat - January 18, 2013 - 10:13 am

That’s a gorgeous building!

ncspets - January 18, 2013 - 9:22 am

Great shot showing off parts of Canada!

Karen Ramos - January 18, 2013 - 9:14 am

Buddy looks like he is ready to check-in! Beautiful photo.

Sue - January 18, 2013 - 7:43 am

This made me laugh out loud! I was reading your post and could only see the top of the building in your photo…then I started to scroll and this adorable big Boston face appeared! LOL! I love how you set this up.

Mary - January 18, 2013 - 5:23 am

What an awesome building! Pet friendly too?! Buddy is so cute! I just love Boston’s.

Deanna Hurt - January 18, 2013 - 5:00 am

Buddy has a regal look as well. Very cool that it’s pet friendly!! Great pic.

Caitlin McColl - January 18, 2013 - 4:42 am

Oh, that is too cute! Nice to see a different composition too, it works really well.

Kathryn - January 18, 2013 - 4:32 am

I love his expression! Ha!

Nice shot!

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Mary Beth Arnold - January 18, 2013 - 3:57 am

Love the expression! And the coat. Great photo!

Sharon Stokes - January 18, 2013 - 3:06 am

As I was reading your post, I was thinking what a beautiful building, and of course how super cute Buddy is, then I got to the ‘pet friendly’ bit and I nearly choked on my tea – pet friendly – really? Wow how lucky are dogs in your town??