Tag: architecture

Banff Springs

I didn’t do too much planning for the trip to Banff so there were only  two things on my must do list – go to Lake Louise and actually go into the Banff Springs Hotel and wander around instead of just admiring it from…

morning walk

It’s another beautiful Saturday in Regina – the sun is shining and the air is crisp – quite appropriate for the first day of Fall.  The temperature fell below zero overnight so I wanted to get a few flower pictures this morning before it’s…

Neighbourhood Walk Part 2

All of these sights are in my neighbourhood.  I’ve lived in Regina for a long time now, and I’ve never really thought of it as a pretty city. (I think I may have said this in a post a few months ago, too!)  …

neighbourhood walk

It’s a beautiful day here so I decided to take my camera with me when I walked to the Canada Post outlet at Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up a parcel this morning.  I’m a fast walker, but today I decided to amble along…

Queen Elizabeth II Gardens

The Queen Elizabeth II Gardens in front of the Legislative Building in Regina re-opened on the weekend after a $1 million renovation.  I love the Leg. – I think it’s a beautiful building (although I certainly don’t love the governing party that is inhabiting…

Miscellaneous Montreal

Today’s pics are from a day in Montreal in June 2010. Old Montreal  Phillips Square dates back to 1842. The statue of King Edward VII was erected in 1914. Too bad about all the pigeon poop.

Summers Are for Road Trips – Montreal Edition

One full day in Montreal is obviously not enough time to even scratch the surface of all the sights in the city.  Most of the pictures I took are from Place d’Armes (including Notre Dame Basilica), Old Montreal and a few while wandering downtown….

Quebec City – Part Three

These are pictures from Lower Town in Old Quebec.  Like I’ve said previously, you can spend lots of time just wandering around Old Quebec.  You don’t really need a plan, just step out your hotel door and start walking (which is how most of…

Quebec City – Part Two

Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It’s compromised of Upper Town and Lower Town, and the ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are a National Historic Site of Canada.  These are pictures from walking around Upper Town.  If you like to walk and wander…

Summers Are For Road Trips – Quebec City

I love Quebec City, specifically Old Quebec.  I’ve never been to Europe, but I imagine it’s like being in a European city. Founded in 1608, it’s one of North America’s oldest cities. The Chateau Frontenac is reported to be one of the most photographed…