Category Archives: HISTORICAL

FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN

Today is the 26th of  December, or Boxing Day throughout most of the Anglosphere.  It is also celebrated as the Feast of St. Stephen in many Christian jurisdictions and features prominently in my favourite Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.  Stoning … Continue reading

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DAVEY TREE CALENDAR 2019

The Davey Tree company, established 1880 and North America’s oldest and largest tree service company, has just released their 2019 promotional calendar, “The Trees of Davey“. The calendar presents a spectacular display of 12 remarkable trees throughout North America currently … Continue reading

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FALL CRUISE

I participated in a fall cruise from Montreal to Boston with stops along the St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New England.  MS ROTTERDAM Our ship was the MS Rotterdam of the Holland America Line. VIEW OF MONTREAL … Continue reading

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THE GREEN MONSTER

Today is the start of the American League Championship series between the Boston Red Sox  and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Last weekend while visiting Boston, I was fortunate to take a tour of  historic Fenway, the oldest park … Continue reading

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AERO GATINEAU-OTTAWA

I attended the AERO Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow on Saturday, September 15. Great event to photograph iconic aircraft from the last two world wars. CANADIAN ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD ON HAND TO MEET THE PUBLIC Re-enactor Jean Phillipe welcomes you to the airshow … Continue reading

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ISRAEL AIR FORCE GRADUATION CEREMONY

One of the highlights of my trip was the visit to the Israel Air Force Centre for the graduation ceremony for new pilots of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Air Force. In a country … Continue reading

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JERUSALEM HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

Yad Vashem, Israel’s largest Holocaust memorial is set on the slopes of the Mount of Remembrance on the edge of Jerusalem  CATTLE CAR Photography with the museum is forbidden so I concentrated on the open air exhibits. What caught my attention the most … Continue reading

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THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!

COMFORT MAPLE, PELHAM, ONTARIO The Comfort Maple is Canada’s oldest and finest example of a climax forest Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum). The tree has been estimated by the Ontario Forestry Association to be between four and five hundred  years old.  … Continue reading

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DARKEST HOUR

 Hard to believe that a film could beat DUNKIRK but along comes Darkest Hour to prove me wrong. Darkest Hour is the story of Churchill’s rise to power amidst the crisis of the European collapse in the face of the … Continue reading

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PEARL HARBOR

“Dec 7, 1941 –   A date that will live in infamy.”                                              Franklin Delano Roosevelt ARIZONA MEMORIAL, PEARL HARBOR

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