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Photo Friday: Atmosphere

One of the spots I love most in all the world is Pagliacci’s Restaurant (Pag’s, for short) in Victoria, BC. The food is absolutely divine, the atmosphere loud, bustling, and energetic, and the warm terracotta-coloured walls with New York City-inspired mural and rows of framed photos of well-known visitors are saturated with decades of laughter, spirited conversation, music, and memories.

Did I mention that the food is divine? And everyone knows it, too, so if you don’t time your visit right you’ll probably have to wait for ages to get a table, standing in a long lineup that reaches out the door and down the street. But I promise you that it’ll be well worth it… and, if you’re lucky (which, in my experience, is most of the time!), a server will visit the line while you’re waiting with a basket of the most amazing focaccia EVER (totally not exaggerating) and invite you to enjoy a piece to tide you over until it’s time for your meal.

Pag’s is a wonderful, evocative place. It’s noisy, and crowded, and delicious… and I adore it. So really, it’s only natural that the picture I’m choosing for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of “Atmosphere” is one I took while enjoying the Pag’s experience when I visited Victoria a couple of years ago.

Photo Friday: Atmosphere

Photo Friday: Atmosphere

I imagine it’ll be awhile before I’m back in Victoria again, but when I do visit you can be assured that at least one meal at Pag’s will be on my itinerary!

What kind of atmosphere do you enjoy?
Please share!

Photo Friday

NaBloPoMo May 2015

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.