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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:09 am

Angel, your photos are GORGEOUS!!! You could sell them as postcards!!!


(Helen, I'm gonna totally guess here: the governor-general represents Her Majesty's presence, so the guards seem entirely appropriate to me.)

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Post by Gillian » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:12 am

I don't think they're Beefeaters though. They look more like the Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Beautiful pictures, Angel!! Thanks!

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Post by Chari910 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:36 pm

Beautiful photos, Angel....I want to go to Canada now..

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:26 pm

d'oh
On a hunch, I Googled "household guards". The Wikipedia article has this to say: "The term Household Cavalry is used across the Commonwealth to describe the cavalry of the Household Divisions, a country’s most elite or historically senior military groupings or those military groupings that provide functions associated directly with the Head of state.

Canada's Governor General's Horse Guards and India's President's Bodyguard are typical Household Cavalry regiments, employing armoured vehicles for combat duties and equestrian units for ceremonial functions."

From the page on the Governor General's Footguards:
"In addition to this, it also performs a ceremonial role similar to that of the Guards regiments of the British Army, mounting the guard on Parliament Hill and at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, a task it shares with the Canadian Grenadier Guards."

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:51 pm

Thanks for the explanation! Makes perfect sense.
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Post by grannybear » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:53 pm

Pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you are having a good time and that's great.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:00 pm

Helen8 wrote:Great pictures, Angel! Thanks for sharing. What are the two buildings in picture 2? The curved building and the multi-domed one? Just beautiful.
I'm not sure but one of them I think is the Museum of Civilization. I loved Ottawa, absolutely adored it, it's a great city.

Today I visited Mont Royal, there's a great view of the city on top of it (I'll try to share some pictures later). :oops:

I really like Montreal, it's very cosmopolitan and multicultural, I love the old part of the city with its narrow streets, beautiful shops and European style squares:


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Statue of Maisonnueve (the founder of the city) at Place D'Armes in Old Montreal


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I think I'm in love with Canada. :oops:
I'm going to Toronto this weekend, cant wait.


Me

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Post by Gillian » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:28 pm

Hooray!!
We'll order in some nice weather for you!

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Post by fruitbat » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:31 pm

Angel,
your photos make me want to visit Montreal again.

Good luck with the weather when you come to Toronto; it's been a very wet summer. :-(

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Post by grannybear » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:38 pm

Pictures of Montreal bring back good memories. Are you going to Quebec? Also an interesting city.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:20 am

Hi,


I'm back from Canada, I had a great time and loved Toronto sooo much.
(I can't upload photos right now because my connection is really slow) :-|

Anyways, I'm so glad to be home again, and to be able to interact with you again.




~me

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Post by Gillian » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:49 am

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, Angel. I just wish the weather had been better. Like fruitbat says, it's been an unusually cool and wet summer this year.

Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:07 am

Welcome back, Angel. You were missed. And, yes, more photos, please!

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Post by catloveyes » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:14 am

Your photos are exquisite and more would be greatly appreciated! :D

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Post by marilaine » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:57 pm

Welcome back, ANGEL T! :wheee
I'm so glad to read your posts again.......
your photos are exquisite.....wonderful. Toronto is gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
~M'L :cool:

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