Category Archives: art

Ottawa –

Parliament buildings – from a distance and close up… Chateau Laurier Related Posts:Ottawa – Parliament buildingsOttawa – Parliament BuildingsReflections of OttawaVictoria – Parliament Buildings

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National War Memorial – Ottawa

National War Memorial – Ottawa The National War Memorial, also known as “The Response,” was unveiled in 1939 to commemorate the service of Canadians in the First World War 1914-1918. The memorial has come to symbolize the sacrifice of all … Continue reading

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A bit of northern Ontario…

Just a bit of northern Ontario along Highway 17, somewhere around Ignace Related Posts:The barns of OntarioA field – OntarioThe barns of OntarioThe barns of Ontario

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War of 1812 monument

War of 1812 monument – Parliament Hill The War of 1812 monument was created by Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the conflict. The seven bronze figures represent the key combatants that came together to defeat … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pickle

The Christmas Pickle is an interesting modern Christmas custom, one that no one is quite sure why it exists at all. In the 1880s Woolworth stores started selling glass ornaments imported from Germany and some were in the shape of … Continue reading

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BC Parliament Buildings – Front Fountain

The Front Fountain on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings was designed in Victoria by Hooper & Watkins and manufactured in New York by Joseph W. Fiske in 1905. It originally had 4 basins and stood over 5.5 … Continue reading

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Centennial Square

The Centennial Square fountain Related Posts:Centennial FountainUnplugged music – Market SquareOfficers’ SquareVictoria – CRD Square

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A bit of love – rainbow sidewalk

One of the Rainbow Pride crosswalks on Pandora Avenue and Broad Street, outside Victoria city hall Related Posts:Victoria – rainbow crosswalksVictoria at night – Pandora and BroadVictoria – ReflectionsVictoria – City Hall

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

A bit of train graffiti – Wellcox Yard, Nanaimo Related Posts:Nanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – Wellcox YardNanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – CPR Dock

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Duncan – concrete art

Street art or graffiti? Some street art is well thought out and conveys a message about life, politics, and even historical events that changed the way we think. These examples are at the long shuttered extruded and precast concrete products … Continue reading

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