Heritage

Canada, like the rest of the New World, is a country of immigrants. We believe that we gain from our diversity and we continue to welcome immigrants.  It’s part of our heritage.  Morning Star illustrates the history of the land we live in from the artist’s Dene Suline perspective and expresses hope of mutual respect.   Please click on image for a better view.    Alex Janvier’s … Continue reading Heritage

Historical Tidbits

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 … Continue reading Historical Tidbits

Weather, mostly rain

Ailsa’s challenge – Where’s my backpack – asked for some weather shots. Please click on images for a better view. Storm brewing on the road to Ottawa, Ontario … Squalls on the Firth of Moray, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland … Winter in the Eastern Counties, Ontario Summer rain in my garden … More rain, Florence, Italy … Glorious autumn weather on the Boulevard de Clichy, Paris And … Continue reading Weather, mostly rain

Church/Notre Dame, Ottawa

Please click on images for a better view. Ottawa’s Notre Dame Basilica, built in the mid-19th century, underwent a number of design changes before it was completed.  Constructed over a period of five years, it was blessed August 15, 1846.  However, the steeples, of which there are two, were not completed until 1858;  the apse in 1862, and the primary work on the interior was … Continue reading Church/Notre Dame, Ottawa