Taking a walk on the grounds of Hatley Castle...
First of all, what's that bright thing in the sky? The sun you say? Wow, I've heard of that, but living here in the PNW, it's been a while since I've seen it! Hatley Castle is part of Royal Roads University, located in the town of Colwood, BC on the outskirts of Victoria.
It's a beautiful autumn day, and for the first time ever, I'm about to enter the formal gardens on the grounds. Why for the first time? Well, they used to charge for it, but now it's free. I like free!
I waited for a while for a wedding party to get off the bridge. Hurry up! Some people think it's all about them!
Ok, I'm only kidding. I was very patient, and only started throwing stuff after five or ten minutes. :-)
Next, I took a walk through the woods surrounding the gardens...
...and then back towards the castle searching for a washroom. This wasn't it but I really feel it should have been! No worries, I found the facilities after a short search.
Time to climb the Neptune Stairway at the front of the building.
Here's a look at ol' Mr Neptune himself.
Below: Looking back down at the front of the castle.
If any of this looks familiar it might be that you've seen the place in a movie. Hatley Castle has been featured in a bunch of movies and TV shows, most notably as Lex Luthor's estate in Smallville, and also as Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in the X-Men movies. Source
Finally I head around to the back lawn and down the hill to the parking lot. I hope you enjoyed this Wedsnesday Walk, created and hosted by @tattoodjay.
All photos were taken by me, @keithboone. Thanks a lot for visiting.