The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For June, that theme is When I Can Travel Again. See how others are interpreting the theme right here.
I am turning the theme on my readers and when you can travel again. At present I am in the midst of an extended series on our May Tulip Festival, which finished its second year being only the realm of locals, as opposed to the many tourists who come each year. Hopefully next year will be normal.
Each year when I do this series some of you comment on coming to see this in person. In which case I would enjoy being a guide, as I was some years ago when Tom and his wife came to see the tulips.
And so today I feature the National War Memorial, which has tulips in the planters and flower beds in May.
The Memorial, first dedicated in memory of the dead of the First World War, has since been rededicated to include the military dead of Canadian wars. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is at its base, with the remains of a Canadian soldier who fell at Vimy Ridge interred within.
When I visited, it was some days after the anniversary of VE Day. Flowers and wreaths were still here.
It must have felt strange without so many visitors viewing the tulips this year, but hopefully as you mention, next year will be more positive for everyone.ReplyDelete
Fantástico este belo memorial.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Hope soon people travel there. It´s beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love the memorial and the beautiful tulips!ReplyDelete
Take care, enjoy your day!
...we are glad that we were able to travel to Ottawa to see the tulips when we did, perhaps again in the future.ReplyDelete
@Rosemary: it was strange.ReplyDelete
@Francisco: thank you.
@Iris: I think so.
@Eileen: so do I.
@Tom: it was a pleasure to host you.
The tulips don't seem to mind whether there are more or less visitors. They help to brighten up the memorial and its surrounding area.ReplyDelete
We all long for the day when travel will be possible. A visit to Atlantic Canada is on our list.ReplyDelete
Love your tulip Posts. They are a lovely addition to the memorial and its statues.ReplyDelete
My today's favourite photo is the 3rd before last.ReplyDelete
While this year's festival may have been enjoyable for some because of the reduced attendance due to travel restrictions, these tulips are meant to be enjoyed by many more. That said, thanks for posting all the photos and hopefully with restrictions being lifted, we will revisit Canada and hopefully see this display in person. When that happens, it would be wonderful to meet up with yourself as a personal guide, William.ReplyDelete
A good choice for the theme, William!ReplyDelete
I bet there are many people who wish they could travel to see these sites in person.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy seeing this memorial William, it really is one of the most beautiful I've seen, rather touching with the tulips around it 💜ReplyDelete
The tulips highlight the memorial very well.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: they do.ReplyDelete
@David: a good place to go to.
@Susie: thank you.
@Beatrice: you're welcome.
@RedPat: I thought it appropriate.
@Sharon: hopefully next year.
@Grace: it certainly is.
@Bill: they do.
Beautiful, you always capture the best views.ReplyDelete
Favorite is the 'Unknown Soldier' photo with the tulips ~ other photos are awesome too ~ XoReplyDelete
Living moment by momen,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
We're beginning to travel again.ReplyDelete
I'm in no rush to travel, but I'm looking forward to an 'old-fashioned' fun evening with friends.ReplyDelete
The tulips are absolutely delightful they bring liveliness and colour wherever they are planted.ReplyDelete
@Maywyn: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: it'll be some time here.
@Jan: that would be good.
@Gemel: they do.
It's a very lovely place, and I am so glad to see more tulips, always.ReplyDelete
More to come.Delete
Thankful for all those who have served.ReplyDelete
It's the next best thing to being there.ReplyDelete
If I ever get there in tulip season (or otherwise!) I'll check in with you -- you know all the places to go!ReplyDelete
It must be strange to see the tulips without all the tourists:)ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete