Tuesday, March 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day- Where I Belong

The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For the first of March, that theme is Where I Belong, or Where Do You Belong. The idea comes from JB, who splits his time between two parts of the world and posts at Mainz Daily Photo and Not The Nelson Daily Photo. You can find other takes on this theme at this link.

I decided to go a bit large scale on this theme. I'm in the midst of a series on Winterlude, our winter festival that takes place in the first half of February in Ottawa and Gatineau. Confederation Park is one of the main sites for the festival, and among the ice sculptures here are other things. I photographed this series of large panels set up by the government in the park. They're a nod to the 150th anniversary of the country's Confederation next year, and consist of photo mosaics from each province and territory across the nation. They seemed perfect for the theme- where else do I belong but Canada, from coast to coast to coast?

50 comments:

  1. The place and the nation to which it belongs one forms part of oneself.

    Tomás.

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  2. I can see you are proud to be Canadian William.. and so you should be!

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  3. Your love of Canada is apparent in all of your blog posts. That's wonderful!

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  4. Nice series of banners and it is good to know where we belong to...

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  5. A perfect choice for a true Canadian! :)

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  6. Love the way all the provinces and territories are represented. I'll bet you were good at map skills as a child.

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. @Tex: I thought so!

    @Tomas: that is one way of looking at it.

    @Grace: I am.

    @Lauren: thank you!

    @Nancy: it is, yes.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Janis: fairly good.

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  8. Very nice. Proud to be Canadian.

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  9. i appreciate how you always go over the top William, want to make it a bigger scale. go the extra mile? what is the saying? i always say i am a honorary Canadian. or least i feel that way, hope you real Canadians don't dislike me saying that? ha. ha! ( :

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  10. That's a nice overview of the beauty Canada has to offer.

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  11. You belong in Canada! You're a Canadian through and through. I thank you for sharing so many wonderful photos of your Canada! And your comment on Ocala today was very funny!

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  12. You are Canadian thru and thru!

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  13. @Marianne: thanks!

    @Deb: I am too.

    @Beth: if Trump wins, I expect many Americans will be eager to become Canadians!

    @Jan: it is, yes. When I knew I'd run well into March for the series, it seemed perfect for the theme.

    @Lowell: you're most welcome!

    @Sharon: I am!

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  14. You make me love Canada even more!

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  15. You covered the area very well; even in winter Canada looks inviting!

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  16. We are Canadian eh? a great country indeed ! Lovely post and photos Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  17. @VP: thank you!

    @Cloudia: it's easy to love.

    @Kate: it is inviting particularly in winter.

    @MB: thanks!

    @Country Gal: you're welcome.

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  18. Canada, oh Canada! Love the photo spread!

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  19. Quite a nice collection of photos put together for the display. I'd love to see the ice sculptures!

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  20. You have expressed our Canada beautifully. Thank you.

    I am proud to be a Canadian as well. We are so blessed for the
    Medical Benefits we have. O.Hip.

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  21. Something must have been wrong with the water as the Sask mosaic shows mountains and no prairie?

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  22. Wow, some impressive panels that illustrate your proud Canadian heritage. Well done, William!

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  23. You are a proud Canadian, William, that's right !

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  24. Clever interpretation, William. You're right where you belong!

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  25. @Janet: thank you!

    @Susie: I have more ice sculptures to come before I'm done.

    @Carolann: you're welcome.

    @Red: I wondered about that- I think a couple of the pics on that were reversed or mixed- the mountains would apply to the Territories, while the lake in the right could be in Saskatchewan's north.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Karl: I am!

    @SRQ: That's true!

    @Ciel: I thought so.

    @Marleen: thank you.

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  26. Canada is a great place to call home (or Heimat).

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  27. Love Nova Scotia . . . at least in the summer. :-)

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  28. Nothing wrong with being patriotic. Too many Americans have forgotten that.

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  29. Looks like you have the whole country covered there. Nice post for the theme.

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  30. @Dina: it is.

    @Jackie: thank you.

    @Revrunner: Nova Scotia is great. I have been there once.

    @Mari: I agree.

    @Lois: thank you!

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  31. A creative way to present images detailing the many 'faces' of a country.

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  32. Ah, good choice! You've got it all covered here though I'm a bit surprised. I half expected a snow-filled scene somewhere.

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  33. I would love to see your great country, coast to coast! I've only seen the west coast so far. Thanks for all the interesting information and great photos William.

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  34. Very nice collages! Your pride is obvious!

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  35. You're Canadian to the bone and proud of it!

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  36. @Gemma: I thought so.

    @Kay: less snow, more fun!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Pat: I haven't reached the west coast- yet.

    @Cheryl: thank you!

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Norma: I am.

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  37. A good take on the theme, William!

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  38. You are a wonderful tour director!
    Perth is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. There are, I think, 4 things planned! It's a pretty white town, but they did bring in a Syrian family. They rather stand out and they are welcomed where ever they go, in recognition!

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  39. I am tempted to plan a trip to this festival next year

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  40. Sorry I missed the Theme day. I think I would be hard pressed to say where I belong though. France undoubtly, but beyond that I have no regional attachments - I'm neither a Parisian nor an Provençal.
    Your post makes me think of another Canadian (French Canadian) Gilles Vigneault's wonderful song "mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver..." - a declaration of love to his country in winter!

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