Monday, 29 October 2012

Canada - Winnipeg 3

These two carriages were outside the market.
 
I don't think these satellite dishes are 'original' do you?
 
In the museum inside Winnipeg station.
 
 
This is a wood burning engine with its characteristic funnel.
 
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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Canada - Winnipeg 2

We didn't have long in Winnipeg and so just explored the area around the station and this market which is behind the station.
 
 
 
Winnipeg's version of The Shard in London?
 
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Canada - Winnipeg

Our first real stop in Winnipeg where the train was "serviced" - i.e. more beer put on board!
 
 
 
This is the River Red in Winnipeg which is a bit larger than the River Red here in Redbourn.
 
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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Canada - "The Canadian" train

Last look at the reception area of the Fairmont Royal Hotel in Toronto.
 
Before heading for "Union Station".
 
"The Canadian" from Toronto to Jasper.
 
Our sleeper carriage.
 
 
One of the observation cars.
 
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Friday, 19 October 2012

Canada - Niagara on the Lake

Very nice afternoon stop at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
 
 
Just to the left of this photo you could make out Toronto - mainly by the CN tower.
The problem was that I didn't move the camera a bit to the left. Sorry.
 
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Canada - Niagara by air

Some of our group went on a helicopter trip over the falls.
 
 
 
I was reassured by the sign at the bottom - strange thing to put?
 
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Monday, 15 October 2012

Canada - Niagara Falls 3

Remember, you SHOULD be able to click on any photo to enlarge it.

Close up to the deafening Canadian falls
 
American falls
 
One last look back...
 
Leaving Niagara via the very tacky 'Blackpool-like" main street.
 
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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Canada - Niagara Falls 2

View of the falls from our lunchtime restaurant.
American falls on the left, and Canadian falls on the right.
 
"London" sightseeing bus.
 
Waiting to board the "Maid of the Mist".
 
Heading for the falls...
 
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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Canada - Niagara Falls

I hope you appreciate the number of photos I've left out up to this point!
I don't want you getting bored and falling asleep...
This should give you some idea of our visit to Niagara Falls.
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Monday, 8 October 2012

Canada 2

We took a trip to Toronto Island...
 
...where there were some excellent gardens.
 
View from  the island.
 
From the boat on the homeward journey.
 
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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Canada

Just back from Canada.
This is going to be difficult as I have 677 photos to share with you.
Maybe 1 in 10 would be good?
Please stick with me - it's going to be fun!

Here's the first bleary eyed view from our hotel room in Toronto.
 
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel - yes, that little old building.
 
The CN Tower where we had dinner in the revolving restaurant.
 
Views from our dinner table - our hotel is in the centre of this photo.
 
Here we go round with differing views of Toronto.
 
 
 
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