The Tulip Festival is underway here in Ottawa and Gatineau. This festival is a legacy of the Second World War and the close ties between the Canadian and Dutch people. The Dutch Royal Family and the Netherlands continue to send tulips each year, adding onto the many the Canadian government has planted through both cities. To start things off, there were a series of displays on the Netherlands at Commissioner's Park by Dow's Lake, where many of the tulip beds can be found. I photographed several of them with the aim of getting the text in. If you enlarge these, they should be readable. Tomorrow we start looking at tulips.