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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. ... seen artistically

I do love this garden and building and today was a miserable day so grey and cold but amazingly the HDR brought out the hidden colours .

Designed by William Ridgeway Wilson, the Spencer Mansion was built in 1889. The property originally stretched from Fort Street to Rockland Avenue and incorporated formal gardens, two tennis courts, stables and a coach house.

 

The crowning feature, the belvedere, commands an inspiring view of the ocean. The Mansion was donated in 1951 by Miss Sarah Spencer to become the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

 

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Taken on March 1, 2011