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309 – Tulips, Inukshuk and Cottage as seen in Westboro

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May 13 2013
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Discovered this little gem while I was on the Wellboro Jane’s Walk with Andrew King a couple of weeks ago. I was finally back in the area yesterday, so I made a little detour so I could take this shot, as I knew the tulips would finally be out in full bloom.  Looking at this shot, I sometimes find it hard to believe that this shot was taken in Westboro given the country look of the house. Then again, it does make sense. I am sure that not too long ago, Westboro was cottage country for Ottawa. [google_map address=’309 – Tulips, […]

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308 – Yellow Submarine Mural as seen on Richmond Road

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May 12 2013
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Not a permanent mural, but interesting none the less. Not just because there is a certain link to the Beatles in this image, but because this interesting piece of art decorates a safety wall around the construction site for a new condo building, a building which will be connected to the old Soeurs de la Visitation Convent located on the property. Pretty interesting concept I have to say, I really wonder what a large condo will look like attached to a Church. On that note, its Sunday, so enjoy your day! I know I will.   [google_map address=’308 – Yellow […]

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304 – Aylen-Heney House, Home of the “Shiners” and the Canada Bank Note Company as seen in Westboro

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May 08 2013
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This beautiful looking house has an interesting history, or at least that is what I discovered this weekend during the Wellboro Jane’s Walk. According to Andrew King (walk leader), this house was home to a famous gang of Irish thugs called the “Shiners” in the mid 1800s. From what I can remember, this gang made themselves famous by bullying local area business into getting some form of work (can’t remember what kind of work, so if you know tell me!) and by starting a whole lot of fights in the Westboro area. This story definitely made for an interesting back story […]

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303 – Maplelawn Public Garden as seen in Westboro

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May 07 2013
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Another gem located in Westboro, the Maplelawn Public Garden is a great example of Ottawa historyn preserved. I would love to give you a little bit of history about the place, but I am in a hurry this morning and already running late as I type these words. You can always find out more by clicking here.       [google_map address=’303 – Maplelawn Public Garden as seen in Westboro’ coordinates=’45.388488,-75.760793′ zoom=’15’ height=’300px’]

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