Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Princess Star

Buchart Gardens

One of the highlights of the cruise for me was in Victoria, BC visiting Buchart Gardens. I could have spent days in there. This is a dahlia like none I had ever seen before. Some of the dahlias were the size of soccer balls...amazing. I would so love to go back to Victoria and spend a week. We only had a few hours so we had to breeze through the 53 acres.

More of the atrium

This is a close-up of the ceiling. On formal nights a photographer set up on the bottom floor and every evening there was a pianist playing.

The Princess Star

This ship is so beautiful. Amazing decor and so clean. This is a shot of the artrium...a little over the top, huh! Shops all around the second level and usually tables of vendor all around. Geez...who buys all that jewelry? Why would anyone buy diamonds on a cruise? They weren't even great bargains. There is a whole part of the female population that I've never been a part of and just don't get. It's been years and years and years since I have been to a "style show" and guess I've just developed my own sense of what I like to wear and feel good in. I love handmade clothes like Blue Fish and hang on to those wearing them for years and years and years.


Kristin said...

Geez, that really is top notch. Love that ceiling - and the staircases look so grand. What a treat.

Kay Cox said...

I think I would call it "Texas gaudy"!

Paula Cravens said...

Kay, I love bluefish clothing. I would love to see a snap of you wearing yours. I hope to get a lot of sewing (and painting) done in the cold months and will attempt to make my own version of bluefish style.

Paula Cravens said...

I'm glad you got to visit Victoria. I lived in that beautiful city for 8 years. Thanks for sharing your amazing cruise photos.