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Munro’s, Victoria, CanadaIn 1963 Jim Munro and his first wife, the Nobel-winning short story-writer Alice Munro, opened a bookshop in a narrow space near Victoria’s movie theatres. Now Munro’s is in a neo-classical building designed for the Royal Bank of Canada in 1909. “They keep their overstock in the old bank’s vaults,” says Campbell.

Munro’s, Victoria, CanadaIn 1963 Jim Munro and his first wife, the Nobel-winning short story-writer Alice Munro, opened a bookshop in a narrow space near Victoria’s movie theatres. Now Munro’s is in a neo-classical building designed for the Royal Bank of Canada in 1909. “They keep their overstock in the old bank’s vaults,” says Campbell.

Notes in manuscripts and colophons made by medieval scribes and copyists.  Image is sidebar to linked article.

Medieval monks complained about their jobs in the margins of ancient manuscripts

Notes in manuscripts and colophons made by medieval scribes and copyists. Image is sidebar to linked article.

Hatley Castle ( BC Canada) c 1906  for British Columbia's Lt. Gov. James Dunsmuir, at the Royal Roads University, serves as its administration building.. Fans of the Smallville TV show may recognize it as the fictional mansion home of Lex Luthor. It was also used in the X-Men movie trilogy as Professor Xavier’s Mansion. I wonder if he knew the previous owner was a super villain.

Hatley Castle ( BC Canada) c 1906 for British Columbia's Lt. Gov. James Dunsmuir, at the Royal Roads University, serves as its administration building.. Fans of the Smallville TV show may recognize it as the fictional mansion home of Lex Luthor. It was also used in the X-Men movie trilogy as Professor Xavier’s Mansion. I wonder if he knew the previous owner was a super villain.

Russell bookshop, Victoria, BC I miss this bookshop so much. I spent hours there during my time at the University of Victoria <3

Russell bookshop, Victoria, BC I miss this bookshop so much. I spent hours there during my time at the University of Victoria <3

The Legislative or Parliament Buildings are located on the Inner Harbour, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

The Legislative or Parliament Buildings are located on the Inner Harbour, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Parliament Building, Victoria BC. I want to take Scott to Victoria someday!

Parliament Building, Victoria BC. I want to take Scott to Victoria someday!

Fan Tan Alley in Victoria's Chinatown is said to be Canada's narrowest street, but we like it for the cute shops and restaurants it's home to. #explorebc Photo by Jeremy Burgin.

Fan Tan Alley in Victoria's Chinatown is said to be Canada's narrowest street, but we like it for the cute shops and restaurants it's home to. #explorebc Photo by Jeremy Burgin.

I love Victoria, BC.  Once upon a time I sat looking out the window of a cruise ship on its buildings as I folded napkins for every guest on board a cruise ship (I was given extra duties for oversleeping twice in a day).

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I love Victoria, BC. Once upon a time I sat looking out the window of a cruise ship on its buildings as I folded napkins for every guest on board a cruise ship (I was given extra duties for oversleeping twice in a day).

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