1 small sweet pepper
Tortilla ~ heat the tortilla a pan ... flip constantly until light browned. I used extra virgin olive oil and lightly covered the pan. Just keep a good eye on it .. can burn quickly.
Your choice of veggies in the wrap .. I used lettuce and cucumbers because that is all I had. Mayo on bottom and for a sauce ... your choice of creamy salad dressing ... I used Kraft BBQ Ranch Salad Dressing ... gives a little extra bite to it :)
This Castle really was a great photography opportunity and I took as many photos of it as I could. Also spent about 2hours inside exploring as well just before heading home. The last morning I was there was the best morning to be out shooting the castle ... beautiful soft blue skies, what more could you ask for!!
Craigdarroch was designed by Oregon architects Warren H. Williams and Arthur L. Smith and completed in 1890. It was built for Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, early Scottish colonists but Robert died before the house was finished and Joan moved in with three daughters and two orphaned grandchildren in the fall of 1890.
The story of the Dunsmuir family and their rise from humble beginnings to pinnacle of wealth and power in western Canada is complex and fascinating.
A year after Joan Dunsmuir's death in 1908, Craigdarroch was sold and the contents auctioned. Since then it has housed a number of institution including: Craigdarroch Military Hospital (1919-21); Victoria College (1921-1946); Victoria School Board (1946-68); Victoria Conservatory of Music (1969-79); Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society (1969 to present).
Really thought this was neat and had to make a trip back to the Hotel to take a couple of shots of Kiwi Vines!
Also know as Chinese Gooseberry, this deciduous twining vine has received considerable attention in recent years for fruit production, and as a suitable vine for fences, trellis and arbours within the landscape.
All theses plants are male, which results in no fruit production. Due to the vigorous and invasive nature of this plant's root system, the roots have been placed in large woven “bags” to control the spread.
I thought maybe you all need a bit of a horticultural lesson for today, LoL 😉
This hotel was built between 1904 and 1908, and has since been enlarged twice. The architect, Francis M. Rattenbury, followed the practice of the Canadian Pacific Railway in employing the Chateau Style, identifiable by the steep slate roof and the Gothic Revival gables. Rattenbury modified this style using a symmetrical plan and flanking pavilions which give a strong vertical emphasis to the design. These elements make the Empress Hotel an important transitional building in the development of the Chateau style, which emerged as a distinctively Canadian approach to railway hotel building.
Tea Time at the Empress is a big thing. I however didn't go in for tea, I went in for the photography!!
Empress from across the Harbour.
Flowers are all in bloom in the Gardens at the Empress.