Afternoon Tea at the Empress

Afternoon Tea at the EmpressSince 1908, the Empress, in Victoria, British Columbia has been serving a high tea in the “Tea Lobby” that overlooks Victoria’s Inner Harbour. On Sunday, I partook of this tradition, accompanied by my Hryciuk cousin, Marion Wilk. Here I am with Marion, about to sample some of the sandwiches, scones, and pastries set before us. I have sat different famous high teas in Canada and in England, and afternoon tea at the Empress is among the very best. Good company and catching up on family news with Marion capped a perfect outing.

British Columbia Legislature, VictoriaVictoria is such a pretty, perfect little city. I was out for an early evening stroll along the harbour, and noticed the lights coming on at the Legislature. This photograph, taken at twilight, captures the lights sharply outlining the shape of the British Columbia seat of government, but still shows the spring flowers in bloom.