Ailsa’s Travel Theme is History – please click images for a better view.
The Chateau Laurier, a 660,000 square foot hotel in downtown Ottawa, was built for $2 million, between 1909 and 1912. When the hotel first opened, private rooms cost $2 a night; and only 155 of the 350 bedrooms featured a private bath.
The great Memorial Anchor at the end of Nyhavn in Copenhagen is a monument commemorating the more than 1,700 Danish officers and sailors in service for the Navy, merchant fleet or Allied Forces who sacrificed their lives during World War II. In 1951 the Anchor replaced a wood cross that an been erected on the spot in 1945.
Taken at the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – the reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress. Sieges that took place were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what is today, Canada.