Category Archives: HISTORICAL

NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

Unbelievable news out of Paris! Notre Dame cathedral has gone up in flames. Below is a rough sketch of the cathedral I made back in the day when I was backpacking through Europe and couldn’t afford a camera. At least … Continue reading

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LAST DOOLITTLE RAIDER

Lt. Col Richard Cole, the last Doolittle Raider, has died  at age 103. The end of an era.  AVE ATQUE VALE! B25 MITCHELL BOMBER The suicidal Doolittle Raid used modified Mitchell Bombers launched from an aircraft carrier with no hope of recovery … Continue reading

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UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE

Spent the morning watching the 175th edition of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race in London. Congratulations to both the Cambridge women’s and men’s crews as the winners of this years event. Well done you!! CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB, RIVER … Continue reading

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GOLAN HEIGHTS

The Golan Heights have jumped back into the news the last few days. VINEYARD BELOW THE GOLAN HEIGHTS  Today the Golan Heights is a centre of viticulture and the region is now better known for its wine than for its … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. SECOND CLASS WASH HOUSE, GROSSE ISLE, QUEBEC An image from a less happier time, the second class wash house served immigrants forcibly quarantined on Grosse Isle in the St. Lawrence. Thousands of Irish did not survive … Continue reading

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. YAD VASHEM CATTLE CAR MEMORIAL, JERUSALEM

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ROBBIE BURNS DAY

Happy Robbie Burns day to all my Scottish friends. HAGGIS ADDRESS HIGHLAND DANCER IN FULL FLING

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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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