A walk with a friend. This is the canal near where I live.
The castle like building you see is the Chateau Laurier,
currently owned by Fairmont Hotels.
It is very beautiful,
nearly worthy of Agatha Christie's At Bertram's Hotel,
one of my favourites of Christie.
I love the descriptions of a more Edwardian time;
It is one of my favourite novels.
I love the discussion Christie was having about time periods,
what was gained and what was lost.
I still love the old things –
Linen napkins, quality dishes, gardens and beautiful things.
This picture does not capture the beauty,
the globes of light on the water,
Beneath the bridge, where I took the other pictures.
As I grew up in the States,
seeing the Canadian Flag still is a wonder to me.
Learning another culture takes a long time.
It is challenging as the main message I have so far,
about Canada, is that there is no cohesive national identity.
However, I have much to learn and research about Canada,
before I will have a conclusion of my own.
I have lived 5 years plus in British Columbia, on the West Coast,
and 1.4 years in Southwest Ontario and 3 plus years in Ottawa,
which is in Eastern Ontario.
I can say I love living here. I can't say that I know the national anthem though.
I am thankful that I am here.