The Man With Two Hats is one of a set of two identical tall sculptures by the Dutch artist Henk Visch. One stands here looking out over Dow's Lake, with a tulip bed in the background. The other is in the city of Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands. It pays tribute to the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian soldiers in the Second World War. It is out of that liberation that the Tulip Festival found its origins. The Dutch started sending tulips as a show of gratitude, and a formal festival was organized several years later, an initiative of the landscape photographer Malak Karsh.
In the flower bed beyond, a few of the flowers were starting to show, but it would take a few days before the bed was really in its prime.
This particular bed shows how one type of tulip can be coming along while the other is yet to show.
As is also the case here. I'll carry on from here tomorrow.