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CraigDarroch Castle, Victoria, BC, Canada by AnnDixon

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Craigdarroch Castle
Victoria BC Canada
Situated on Vancouver Island,

Craigdarroch was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. This legendary Victorian mansion, built on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria (Craigdarroch means “rocky, oak place” in Gaelic) announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada. He died in 1889 leaving his entire estate to his wife Joan who lived in the Castle until her death in 1908. The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian era furnishings.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Good Morning Ann
    Tthis is an awesome capture…just love the character of this old castle…*exceptional work my friend8…hugs Larry…inst fave BTW

  • Thank you so very much Larry, I really appreciate it, I have just bought Photomatix 3, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous presentation of this mansion. This isn’t straight out of the camera, is it? It has a very soft but clear, detailed look.

  • Thank you so very much , I really appreciate it, Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Carol Clifford
    Carol Cliffordalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, Ann. I hope you had a chance to visit the inside. It is quite the home. Cheers, Carol

  • Thank you so very much Carol, I really appreciate it, yes I have been inside and thoroughly enjoyed it, beautiful place, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful Ann, what a gorgeous castle and beautifully captured.

  • Thank you so very much Lynne, I really appreciate it, Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful building Ann. You caught the light perfectly!

  • Thank you so very much Tiger, I really appreciate it, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • plsphoto
    plsphotoalmost 5 years ago

    A great capture! Great pov, colors and impact.

  • Many thanks, very much appreciated, Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 5 years ago

    Well done Annie! The treatment is awesome. Jed and I went here last weekend and I took a few outside shots, but nothing as wonderful as this. Very cool place. We’ve been to Victoria so many times and I’ve always wanted to see this castle. We didn’t have time for the tour – maybe next time. ♥ Cheers, S.

  • Many thanks, very much appreciated, its worth the tour it is set out beautifully, hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 5 years ago

    A nicely done HDR thanks Ann

  • Many thanks, very much appreciated, I try not to over do it, Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Ann, full of textures in the stonework.

  • Many thanks, very much appreciated, Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 5 years ago

    What a wonderful place to live. Fantastic photo Ann.

  • Many thanks, very much appreciated, Ann

    – AnnDixon

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