What is it with Victoria‘s conceit that it is “British”? I find it preposterous, laughable, and annoying. As someone who has lived in both the provincial capital and in the UK, I have to wonder whether those who promote the city as somehow English have either never been to the British Isles, or are simply homesick. Maybe it’s just a tourism ploy. But there’s virtually nothing about the city that recalls for me anything of the architecture, people, or culture of England. Unless it’s in comparison to, say, San Jose, California. Give us a break.