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Some time ago I posted a few photos of The Union Club Of BC. Photos zooming in on the building’s detail were missplaced. They never made it into the article. After some time they mysteriously reappeared back from their trip to no man’s land and gave me a chance to show them belatedly in a separate entry.

The first photo, an older photo taken with a phone camera, shows the front as an introduction to those finer details.


Walking up the stairs we’ll have a look at a few of the details that can only be seen by getting a little closer.







When looking over the ballustrade I see myself standing across the street taking the first photo, and round and round we go. We’ve looked at only two sides of this awesome building; the other two sides are obscured by the city.



About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.


  1. ~meredith ⋅

    I love the way you captured the rhythm. Great pictures. Best wishes, Meredith

    • Hello Meredith, thanks for your endorsement. Using different editors as needed to fine tune photographs it is important to keep an eye on the color and tonal differences between these photographs so that they can be shown together without looking like a mishmesh of styles. I think that is part of the rhythm you mention.

  2. Great detail. So glad the photos reappeared! I especially love the second photo looking up the stairs. Very nice!

    • Hello Angeline, it is easy to sort of forget about disappeared photos which when they pop up again are a surprise. A camera walk-around looking for vantage points to show a building at its most beautiful always is an exhilarating challenge.

  3. Wow, Joseph, seriously amazing work here, my good friend! All of the shots are perfectly composed, have great details and showcase one of my personal favorite local subjects; heritage architecture! I love the details you’ve shared, as well as the broader views. Well done, I really enjoyed this!

    • Thanks Mr Toad, The building is beautiful and I’m thinking of staying there on one of my Victoria overnights. I hope to have time today for another walk around that building. Despite spending nearly 50 years in this vicinity I can not picture the other 2 sides of this building in my mind’s eye.

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