Sunday, May 28, 2017

Honouring Queen Juliana

Here we have views of the tulip beds at the northwest end of Commissioners Park here at Dow's Lake.


The last of these beds, which features in the remaining shots, has been dedicated to Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, who lived here in Ottawa during the Second World War with her daughters, one of whom, Margriet, was born here. At the time, the government designated the delivery room to be extra-territorial, thus preserving the royal status of the imminent arrival of a Dutch princess.

24 comments:

  1. ...beautiful blooms and an interesting history.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I remember the story of the queen of the Netherlands but not the details of the delivery room. Most interesting very beautiful flora!

    ReplyDelete
  3. it's like waves of tulips, so gorgeous!!! i love it when u share such amazing views! so amazing!! ( ;

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the orange, white, and purple together. Intrigued by the "special" delivery room.

    Janis
    GDP

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really love, especially, #3 and #4!

    ReplyDelete
  6. The oranges ones are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I didn't know that there was a wrinkle in the birth of the Dutch Princess in Canada. That was a neat way to maintain the Dutch birth.

    ReplyDelete
  8. @Tom: indeed!

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Janis: it's a good combination.

    @Linda: so do I.

    @Marleen: they are!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous tulips. Have a beautiful day!

    ReplyDelete
  10. All those tulips every year has to be one of the best ways to honor someone in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely blooms again, and I enjoyed reading the History too.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are your best tulip shots so far. I had no idea the Queen Juliana had lived in Ottowa.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beauty for the eyes, #7 is my favorite. Interesting history fact concerning Queen Juliana.

    ReplyDelete
  14. @Red: it was quite a thing to do for the government at the time.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Sharon: it is!

    @Carolann: indeed!

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Pat: her mother stayed on in London, but it was decided the crown princess needed to be further off.

    @Tammie: they are!

    @Bill: she was quite a lady.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I knew the Queen was there during WWII, but did not know about the dedicated room. Those orange tulips are incredible.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a nice story! The flowers are looking more beautiful every day.

    ReplyDelete
  17. They are all great images but I especially like the one with tulips, lake and trees beyond.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like the oranges and white tulips.

    ReplyDelete
  19. It doesn't get any better than this!

    ReplyDelete