Two capitals

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This past week I taught my LLC course. Normally all takes place in Ottawa but first we spent a day on a historical tour of Kingston, the first capital of the united province of Canada and home town of John A. Macdonald. Then two days of classes in Ottawa. Sheila came with me and spent time touring the city and took some great photos. Here are some shots of our two capitals; 1841-44 and the current one:

Sir John A. Macdonald statute in Kingston. Sir John A was born two hundred years ago in Scotland but most of his growing up was in Kingston (with several years in Prince Edward County!)


Inside Kingston’s magnificent city hall, built the same year as the city became the capital (1841)


Council chambers, Kingston City Hall. I think that Sheila was thinking of this light for our dining room…


The Anglican cathedral in Kingston.
A different side of the Anglican cathedral in Kingston. It is for good reason that some call Kingston the Limestone City. Many of its older buildings are built with limestone.
West Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
Peace Tower, Parliament
Parliament Hill from down on the Ottawa River at sunset. Click or tap the picture to enhance it.


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