Here's the wikipedia article and here's their webcam.
When were were there in 2003, it was rainy (surprise!).
Ride A Cock Horse To Banbury CrossI'll let you do your own reading on the history of the cross.
To See a Fine Lady Upon a White Horse
With Rings on Her Fingers And Bells on Her Toes
She shall have Music Wherever She Goes.
The island was first colonized in 1728. It was named in 1535 by Jacques Cartier for the many nut-bearing trees on the island. "Coudriers" is a French word meaning "nut tree".The sky is a different blue out this far on the St. Lawrence, reminescent of the color in New Zealand.
Former Custom House, 1888. Thomas Mahoney architect, 22 Custom St. This handsome building displays the mansard roofs typical of the French Second Empire Style. Prior to the construction of the Town hall in 1911 several departments of the Auckland City Council were located here. In 1909 an addition was built to the south [now demolished]. The Custom House has been recently renovated for retail use.