Monday, 21 September 2015

Paul Revere

Some pictures of the Church that Paul Revere signaled with lanterns warning of the impending attack by British troops.

 The two windows side by side where the lanterns signals were sent to the other side of the river.

 Many people lined up to enter the church. 

 Pipe organ in the church is still working.

Old clock still working as the time was right.

The church interior was pristine white.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Faneuil Hall 
   I took these pictures July 2nd.  Too bad the cherry picker was in the picture but the city is setting up for the July 4th. celebrations.
   Since 1742, Faneuil Hall has served as a public marketplace and meeting hall for the town of Boston. It is the site of numerous famous speeches over the years from such freedom seekers as Samuel Adams, Frederick Douglas, and Lucy Stone. Now run by Boston National Historical Park, it serves as the start of the Freedom Trail and street level market stalls still operate much as they would have in 1812. Summer Scholars will visit the Great Hall of Faneuil Hall to take part in a town meeting to debate the declaration of war in 1812.

Faneuil Hall - Samuel Adams Monument

Samuel Adams Monument

Our Boston Massachusetts Tour

   The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets. Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798, and is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States.
The Massachusetts Town House: seat of colony government 1713–1776
The Massachusetts State House: seat of state government 1776–1798
Boston’s City Hall 1830–1841
Period of commercial use 1841–1881
The Bostonian Society and the museum 1881–present

         I took so many pictures I cannot post all of them, so here is a few I took in Boston, Hyannis and Plymouth.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Lots of fun at Wizard World 2015 Toronto

Grand Children having a great time at Wizard World in the Better Living Centre at the Toronto CNE March 19th. 

Monday, 8 September 2014


Bun In The Oven Cake

  One of my daughters had a unique way of telling us she is expecting her first child.  
She did so by serving the family this cake she made.   I'm now going to be a grandpa for the third time.

The Bun out March 16th, 2015

It's a Boy!  One week old. Grandchild #3

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Grand Children - Niagara on the Lake 

  Picture taken August 11, 2014 while visiting Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada.  I cropped the picture and removed the colour because the background was making a distraction from the subjects.  I brushed the colour back in by hand. That took a couple of hours or so. The bus in the background drove up just as I was about to snap the picture and the sidewalk was busy with people wanting to take pictures of the two actors.
  We visit Niagara on the Lake every year with the children  as it is only an hour from home and they love the park and the large wading pool.  They also love the ice cream, the Haunted store and the Christmas store.  Flowers in the park and around the town are quite a show.

Niagara on the Lake Wading pool fountain

Niagara on the Lake Wading pool fun

 Children having fun in the pool near the end of our visit.  Ice cream was next on the way back to the car.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Toronto Zoo Visit July 10, 2014

 Mother alligator having a rest near her nest.

 Baby alligators starting to hatch.

  Babies were hatching and were really hard to see.  Do you see the babies?

 I have pointed out the two that we found.

 Peacock courting a female

  This male peacock started to court a female who seems was not the least bit interested and after a while he got really agitated.

 Hippo basking in the sun.

  This big guy was basking in the sun.  His skin is red as a red fluid comes to the surface of the skin when out in the sun too long.  A secretion of the hippopotamus protects its skin from the sun and bacteria thanks to two pigments that absorb UV light and have antibiotic properties.

 A face only a mother could love!

 Pigmy Hippo

  This is a smaller version of the big hippo and has some different features in the bone structure and the amount of teeth.

 Lets check those teeth.

  The pygmy hippopotamus is a small hippopotamid native to the forests and swamps of West Africa, primarily in Liberia and small populations in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. The pygmy hippo is reclusive and nocturnal.



 View while entering the Zoo while crossing a small bridge.

 Panda Bear

  We went mostly to see the Pandas but they were sleeping as they do most of the time when not eating.

  Peacocks wander everywhere.  This male has quite the head dress.