Friday, August 31, 2012

CA-265190 & CA-273031

Heading north in the Americas, now i've 2 officials from Canada, the 1st from Toronto and the 2nd from Ottawa.

 © Canadian Culture Thing Inc
CA-265190, sent by Deanna.
This is an interresting card. The buildings on the card are the 1st post offices in Toronto. The oldest is the building on the left top corner, it opened in 1816 and closed in 1827. 
The 4th building is now a museum and Deanna works there.

 Photo by J. Kraulis / Masterfile
CA-273031, sent by Christa.
On this night view of Ottawa we can see the Parliament Buildings and the Château Laurier on the right.
Château laurier is a 5 stars hotel with 429 guest rooms in Downtown Ottawa.
Château Laurier was commissioned by Grand Trunk Railway president Charles Melville Hays, and was constructed between 1909 and 1912.  
The hotel was to be opened on 26 April 1912, but Hays, who was returning to Canada for the hotel opening, perished aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank on 15 April. A subdued opening ceremony was held on 12 June 1912, with Sir Wilfrid Laurier in attendance. - in: wikipedia

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