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Biking and Downtown

by Peter on August 23, 2009

Last few days I used my newly begotten bike a lot. I am now able to explore the surroundings of the campus. Wednesday I went to the coast. Friday I biked around mount Douglas:


It is a quite ‘lonely mountain’. I did not find my way to the top yet. I can imagine one would have a nice view from there. So, that is for the next ride.

When I got off my bike for a minute, this fellow was staring at me:


Saturday I went downtown to buy a clip to protect my trousers from the chain of the bike. The chain is not inside a case. This is the main shopping street of Victoria:


Half of the shops in this street are souvenir shops. Not very exiting.

If you turn around at the same spot the photo above was taken, you see this:

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This is the harbour of Victoria. The big building at the left is the Empress Hotel. I was there back in 2006, when the 7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval was organized there. It is a quite luxurious hotel.

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