A Very Grand Thing - Futility Closet
En route to a training camp in Quebec during World War I, Canadian army lieutenant Harry Colebourn bought a bear cub for $20 from a hunter in White River, Ontario. He named her Winnipeg, after his hometown, and smuggled her to England, where “Winnie” became the mascot of his militia regiment. Eventually he donated her to the London Zoo, where she became a great favorite of Christopher Robin Milne, the son of a local playwright. You know the rest.
Postcards, historic subjects ... and railways - Rolly Martin Country
Postcards, Bridgeport Nova Scotia, Plains of Abraham Quebec, Ottawa Grand Trunk Central Station, Ottawa Union Station, CPR Glacier House, CPR Big Hill Field BC - Rolly Martin Country
Leo Mol Ballerina 2
© All rights reserved. All images available for purchase through Getty Images. Individual prints and posters available for purchase. Please contact me directly. All of my images are best viewed using the Flickr ligthbox. Hit L on your keyboard. Leo Mol's ballerina in HDR. I also got lucky in terms of what the clouds and sky were doing. A front was moving in and it formed a perfect diagonal line along the ballerina's leg.
Royal Canadian Mint
Tthe Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg. Capable of producing 20 million coins a day the Winnipeg home of the Royal Canadian Mint also produces circulation coins for other countries around the World, upon driving into the mint visitors pass the flags of the countries served lining each side of the road. Over 73 countries have had coins produced at Canadian mints including Australia and Malaysia. For my Australian friends, check your change as the 1981 20c coin was produced in Winnipeg. The…
Fort Garry in 1860 (1885)
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
Old Photographs of Canada From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
The photographs from the Notman Photographics Archives are a priceless testimony to the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries, from its people to its landscapes... William Notman (1826-1891), his sons, and the photographic studio he founded in Montreal, documented Canadian life and her people from 1856 to 1936. The Notman studio, among others, was commissioned by William Van Horne (general manager of the CPR) to record the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and to show…
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral Winnipeg Canada | Photo, Information
The colourful facade of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, in the city of Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada. This Cathedral is the Primatial Throne of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada.