Oh Canada

Welcome back readers to the final vacation post of the summer. Summer is almost over for me, and more likely than not, over for you! So, as you may or may not know, I recently spent a week in Canada. I took over 100 photos, which may not be a lot for you, but it is for me.

So, I promise there will not be 100 photos in this post (Thank goodness), but I will still try to touch on every part I went to. I will (attempt) to put in only 5 photos per place, but it will end up more than that, I’m sure.

So, without further ado, let’s say “Bonjour” to Montreal!

Montreal

Montreal is part of the French Quarter of Canada. It is actually a little island with a really long bridge to get back to the main land. Montreal has a lot of different cultures mixed, so besides being French, it is also, British, Scottish, and Chinese, among other cultures.

Fun fact: The flag of Montreal has 4 different plants to represent the 4 cultures that helped create Montreal.

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The Fleur-de-lys (The blue thingy) represents the French. The rose (The red thingy) represents the British. The thistle (The purple thingy) represents the Scottish. Finally, the shamrock (The green thingy) represents the Irish.

Now, for the actual pictures…

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I took this picture inside a Catholic Church called  Basilica de Notre Dame. It is really beautiful and stunning to look at.

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Here is the flag of Montreal, waving the wind.

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This is the view from the highest point of Montreal Mont Royal. It took us over 400 steps to get to the top, but it was worth it. We also saw 2 people getting married up there. What a great spot for a wedding!

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This is a picture from the top of a museum in Montreal. The view from above, watching the tiny people below is absolutely mesmerizing.

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This is the outside of  Basilica de Notre Dame. The carriage was in just the right place at the right time!

 

Ottawa

The capital city, full of history. Ottawa was probably my favorite place we stopped at. It has the most beautiful architecture with castles (Yay), guards with the cool fluffy hats (Double yay), and the prettiest library that looks like it’s from Beauty and the Beast and I need it! (Yay×100) Now for the pictures!

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Here is a picture of the guards during an extremely official changing of the guard ceremony in front of Parliament. Guys, the hats are so cute!

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The flag of Canada, waving from a building near the Parliament.

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Here is the Locks at sunset. You can see the  orange reflection in the water. The Locks help get boats from the river to the canal.  It works by flooding one section and draining others. I think there are around 9 sections. It takes an extremely long time to actually make it to the water.

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At night, Parliament has a light show, all about Canada’s history. Canada is celebrating 150 years this year, so everything is all decked out.  This was the very end, but it was one of the prettiest ones.

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The library in the Parliament Building! So many books! It is so pretty in here, and I seriously wanted to stay longer than the allotted 5 minutes.

 

Niagara Falls

Fun fact: Niagara Falls is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Fun fact: You get the best photographs there!

Now for les photographies (French for “The photographs”. Well, technically “Photographs”) (Though I used Google Translate for that, I’m going to learn French this year, so hopefully I’ll be better at it soon.)

So let’s see the falls!

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A successful fireworks pictures! Niagara Falls is all lit up at night, and some nights, they have fireworks.

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The Sky Wheel all lit up! I went on the Sky Wheel and we saw the falls, which was cool to see from above. When I got off the Sky Wheel (and safely back on ground), I saw this.

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Here is the view from a Niagara Falls lookout. The bridge in the background is called the Rainbow Bridge, I took this picture on the New York side of the falls, so you can sort of see Canada from across the bridge!

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Here is a boat, sailing into the falls. I just liked all of the colors on this photo. The boats showed up in a lot of my pictures, so it’s sort of like I’m advertising the pretty views from the boat, I guess. 🙂

So, as I said in my intro, school is starting for me soon, so that means school posts! Be on the lookout for those because they are coming soon. Also, do not fear, People and Musicals will also be returning soon. If you do not know what that is, click on the little link!

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Oh, and thank you so much for 20 followers! I’m so grateful!

Thanks for reading,

-Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

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