Monday, September 30, 2013

Important Canadian symbols and landmarks.

1.  The Parliament Buildings and Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
2. Canada's Maple Leaf Flag
3.  Canada's Coat of Arms
4.  The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.
5.  Ottawa's Mile of History on Sussex Drive, Ottawa.
6.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police - in 1995, the Walt Disney Corporation bought the rights to the RCMP image, Google "1995 - Disney scores right to market Mountie products -CBC".
7.  The Rockies
8.  The Calgary Tower/Husky Tower - The Calgary Tower was built on the grounds of a demolished CPR railway station. Sir John A. Macdonald gave the CPR 25 million acres of land, on the condition that any property not needed by the CPR would revert to the Crown, the people of Canada. We own the land beneath the tower.
9.   Grain elevators
10. Totem Poles
11. Niagara Falls
12. Lighthouses
13. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
14. UNESCO World Heritage Sites
15. The CNR and CPR railway hotels.
16. CNR and CPR train stations
17. Igloos
18. Illanaaq - a Vancouver 2010 Olympics logo.
19. Canada's National Parks
20. Dominion Buildings - The Mulroney government privatized thousands of Dominion Buildings, which housed federal government agencies and Crown corporations---Canada Post, Manpower, Canada Customs, the RCMP, the Passport Office...Many of the buildings featured a clock tower, and Canada's Maple Leaf Flag and Coat of Arms were proudly displayed.
  
               
21. Statues on Parliament Hill - Sir Wilfred Laurier, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Sir John A. Macdonald, Queen Elizabeth 11, Robert Baldwin and Sir Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, George Brown, Alexander Mackenzie, Sir Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Lester Bowles Pearson, John George Diefenbaker, Police Memorium, Queen Victoria, Sir Robert Laird Borden, The Famous Five or The Valiant Five.
22. Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario.
23. Canada Place in Vancouver, with its iconic white sails, was built by the taxpayers of Canada for Expo '86. The Fraser Institute wants to see Canada Place privatized. ("Introduction When a Country.")



Friday, September 27, 2013

My father loved beautiful buildings and landmarks.


I have all the negatives for these pictures, will develop them soon:
Postcards
Soest, Germany.
Europa-Center and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche in Berlin, Germany.


Cathedral Hauptstadt in Berlin, Germany.
Westfalen, Germany.


Hotel Barolina and Kino International, Berlin.

       

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Greece will have to privatize thousands of state-owned properties, to pay off European Union, IMF and European Central Bank loans.

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens. (Wikipedia.)
In 1979 I visited Athens, Corfu, Githion, Sparta and the Poseidon Temple at Sounion.
                 
                                                     
         
                   




Lord Byron carved his name into the Sounion temple.



The National Archaeological Museum of Athens.