Saturday, September 30, 2006

Louvre Museum, Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the largest, oldest, most famous art galleries and museums in the world. Here's the wikipedia article. Here's their website.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Sainte-Chapelle is a small chapel in Paris' Palais de Justice just down the way from Notre Dame Cathederal. The stained glass windows there are without equal. Here's the wikipedia article.

Look at the line in the picture!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Notre Dame Cathederal, Paris

Notre Dame Cathederal in Paris. Not really much needs to be said. Just zoom in one more click and look at those flying buttresses. If you must, here's the wikipedia article and here's their webcam.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Basilica Notre Dame, Montreal

Basilica Notre Dame in Montreal. Here's the wikipedia article. On its completion in 1830, the church was the largest in North America.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Ile Notre Dame, Montreal

Ile Notre Dame in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal is the home of the Canadian Grand Prix. Zoom in a couple of more clicks and you can clearly make out the track.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ile Aux Coudres

Ile Aux Coudres is in the Saint Lawrence River across from Bais St. Paul. You can see from the Google Maps image that you have to take a ferry to get to it. Here's their web site but it's in French.

From the wikipedia article on L'Isle-aux-Coudres, a town on the island:
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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Pugwash, Nova Scotia

On the return trip from PEI to Halifax, we drove down the Sunrise Trail and stopped in Pugwash, population 810. Here's their web site. If you ever make it by there, stop in Seagull Pewter.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Charlottetown, PEI

We went to Prince Edward Island in 2004 and stayed in Charlottetown at the Hillhurst Inn. The red coloration isn't a problem with the imagery. The dirt there is red. Here's a webcam on the wharf.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

We visited Peggy's Cove in 2004. It's a short drive from Halifax. Peggy's Cove is where SwissAir 111 went down in 1999. Here's my picture from there.