Saturday, June 4, 2022

Flower Heaven At The War Memorial

 Flowerbeds line around the bushes that in turn line around portions of the National War Memorial, which stands in the heart of Confederation Square. Tulips were found in those beds.

The Memorial was dedicated in the months leading up to the Second World War to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. It has since been reconsecrated to commemorate those of all conflicts and military service in Canada.

At its base is the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier. A Canadian soldier who fell at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in the Great War, his name may be unknown, but he rests in the most sacred ground of the nation.

The day before I was here, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall had been in the city, and had placed a wreath and flowers at the tomb.


  1. Those beautiful tulips make a lot of difference in brightening up the place.

  2. Great to see. I remember seeing the one in Paris during a visit many years ago.

  3. A very poignant memorial looking beautiful surrounded by the tulips.

  4. Flowers are part of just about every human ceremony, aren't they, from weddings, to funerals, to affairs of state and national remembrance.

  5. add a spark of joy to life.

  6. Lovely views of the tulips and the War Memorial. Take care, have a happy weekend.

  7. I enjoy them so much! Thank you.

  8. Las flores son un bello gesto, para los que dierón la vida por su país...¡ojalá no hubiera más guerra! y pudiéramos tener un mundo en paz.

  9. Lovely photographs and the wreath from Charles and Camilla looks very nice.

    All the best Jan

  10. Nice gesture of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and not an every day photo for you.

  11. Beautiful captures of the memorial with tulips.

  12. That's a great place for a batch of tulips.

  13. So pretty to see all the different tulip colors all together.

  14. I always remember buying our poppies from the Salvation Army as a child. Wonderful photos and the memorial with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier would be very moving to me if I was there. It looks very special.

  15. That is one of my favourite locations in the country.

  16. Looks like no end of tulips to mark springtime on the hill.

  17. @Nancy: yes they do.

    @Stefan: quite a memory.

    @Fun60: I agree.

    @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @David: that's true.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Tom: yes they do.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Iris: indeed.

    @Jennifer: you're welcome.

  18. @Ventana: thank you.

    @Jan: yes it does.

    @Jan: certainly not.

    @RedPat: it is, yes.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Happyone: I agree.

    @Denise: I think so.

    @Marie: mine too.

    @Red: we have lots.

  19. Thank you for this lovely post. your first couple of photos are extremely beautiful, what a great day to be out and about it was for you. Enjoy your weekend and all your new wanderings!

  20. Wonderful war memorial and tulips ~ great photos ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. Love the cheery tulips against the solemn memorial!

  22. Certainly is flower heaven.

  23. Those ground-level close-ups are wonderful -- and the memorial itself if beautiful.

  24. @Karen: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Tanya: me too.

    @Cloudia: indeed.

    @Gemel: it is.

    @Joanne: I agree.

    @Jeanie: thanks.