Time for another blast from the past! This is a lightly retouched version of a photograph I captured of the upper harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, way back in 2008. Even then I was fascinated by the specific quality of light seen in the golden hour of afternoon.
Nestled deep within Victoria’s Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley 番攤里 is the narrowest street in Canada. In its early history it was the site of gambling dens and opium houses. Nowadays it is a rather hip place with small art galleries and cafes. Even so, there’s something quite charming about its doorways, among them number 23½.