Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Garden Of The Provinces

The Garden of the Provinces can be found a short walk west of Parliament Hill, and tulips can be found in the flowerbeds during the festival. In this first shot, we're looking down towards the headquarters of Library and Archives Canada along Wellington Street. This is the Canadian version of what Americans know as the Library of Congress. The building at the right is a governmental building- Veterans Affairs, if I'm not mistaken.


From this view, St. Peter's Lutheran Church lingers in the background. It's one of two churches on what is referred to as Cathedral Hill.


The other is Christchurch Anglican. I hope to be paying a return visit to these two churches today for Doors Open. 





33 comments:

  1. Cool concept for a national garden. Great photos, William











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  2. Tulips with different colors are rare here...

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  3. What a great contrast with the grey buildings behind.

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  4. Such beautiful tulips. They certainly brighten up the entire area :-)

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  5. can't wait to see the photos of the church.

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  6. the tulips distracted me from the views. :)

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  7. I love that color combination on these tulips.

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  8. The tulips are a little distracting William :) Looking forward to going to church :)

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  9. They have a lot of flower beds to replant for summer!

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  10. Sempre prazeroso admirar esta magníficas tulipas ornando os canteiros que circundam estas belas construções.
    Um feliz domingo
    Um abraço

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  11. I love those two color ones.

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  12. All those tulips bring a lot of wonderful colours in town.

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  13. These are the most beautiful yet!

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  14. @Linda: no shortage of them!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Joy: this is a very pleasant place.

    @VP: they do turn up here.

    @Revrunner: a very good contrast.

    @Tamago; they certainly do!

    @Hilary: thank you!

    @Gill: I'm just stopping in briefly before heading that way now!

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  15. @Tex: they're a lovely distraction.

    @Sharon: so did I.

    @Grace: it's been a busy weekend, but soon at an end- I've got three or more places to go into, and I'll be done.

    @RedPat: they do!

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Judy: so do I.

    @Jan: they do!

    @Norma: it's hard this year to pick a favourite photo.

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  16. It's amazing how they find so many great places to put tulip beds.

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  17. The tulips really brighten op the grey concrete of the buildings.

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  18. The government buildings do indeed look like government buildings. Even with the gorgeous tulips in the picture!

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  19. These tulips are stunning, such strong fabulous colours

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  20. Your tulips are gorgeous, William.

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  21. It would be so great to see all of these in person.

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  22. I wonder why it's called the Garden of the Provinces. Hmmmm.

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  23. @Red: they really do!

    @Marleen: they accomplish that nicely.

    @Cheryl: that is, as it is, their fate!

    @Geoff: thank you!

    @Jack: thanks!

    @Mari: I think so.

    @Randy: it's a pleasure to see them each year.

    @EG: what I didn't know is that it was renamed to include "And The Territories" some years ago.

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  24. You wouldn't think that one flower could have so many colors and variations. They're gorgeous!

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  25. The two-toned tulip is enchanting. They brighten the building greys beautifully.

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