Christmas is coming to the Parl​iament of Canada

Confederation Hall showcases symbols of Canada’s provinces and territories. The main hall of the central block of Parliament Building The Parliament Buildings were designed in the Gothic Revival style, which was popular during the late 19th century. The Parliament Buildings are older than Canada. Construction began in 1859, when new buildings were needed to house the…

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Season of Nostalgic Endeavours

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Montréal La Bella Villa

Some say that no one ever leaves Montreal, for that city, like Canada itself, is designed to preserve the past, a past that happened somewhere else. Leonard Cohen

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Wake up at Wakefield, Quebec

….Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller…

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Musée canadien de l’histoire pittoresque

The history of the Canadian Museum of History began in 1856 with the establishment of a museum by the Geological Survey of Canada. “To enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and…

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Otown’s Old Town

“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have.” quoted by Viggo Mortensen #otown #ottawa #canada #nature #landscape #oldtown #vintage #vsco #wanders *…

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Immense Beauty

“Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.” Larry Wilcox

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Fairy Tales, untold stories of Peony

The Peony is most important in Chinese culture. This stunning flower is an official emblem of China, and it plays a big role in many holidays and religious traditions. It’s the flower with the longest continual use in Eastern culture, and it’s tied in deeply with royalty and honor in those societies. The Chinese name…

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Blossoming peonies Ottawa’s Summer

Another day with Peonies * * * While their growing season may be brief, nothing says springtime like blossoming peonies! The big, pastel flowers grow in large bushes and give off a lovely floral scent. Nothing will lift someone’s spirits or bring a smile to your loved one’s face like a big bouquet of peonies.…

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Immerse yourself in the king of beauty & scent

Named after Paeon, Physician to the Gods, the first modern peony was groom widely in medieval England, especially in monastery gardens, although ancient peonies were said to come from China. Legend tells that mischievous nymphs hid in the petals of the peony causing this magnificent flower to be given the meaning of bashfulness. In eighth…

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