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My former owner spotted Mom with Elvis, the Blue Fronted Amazon(perched on shoulder)visiti- ng the local vet. My former owner felt I needed a greater quality of life (like Elvis) and since she is a dog breeder(larger dogs, Borzis)she felt I was not safe amongst them. One of her Borzis killed my predecessor. I was purchased as a replacement, however that dad and I did not hit it off. My mom now took me into this flock hoping I would bond with this dad and I did!.

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Hi! My name is Miranda -Justice for Ozzi

I am a Congo African Grey from Newton, NJ.

The African Queen (I am given the hatchday of Katherine Hepburn because of my nickname)

14 years old   F

Congo African Grey

Cashews! Almonds! Peanuts!

On Mom or mostly Dad's shoulder for unlimited scritching (or the top of my cage or on the outside perch, my veranda!

NO sticks! Give me your arm/hand--I will growl and bark at the stick! Birdicures? I growl like a rotweiler!

Scritches, and dad helps maintain those nasty pin feathers.

I like to munch on crushed ice and will try to take the largest chunk from your beverage!.

Scritches--hone- y, don't stop!.

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  Hello Ms Miranda & sweet Cu-Bird from LaLo Lee
...hi lady Greys, you and the whole Starkly flock are so loved by me and the Dallas flock! It will be very hot today with temps in the mid-nineties, and heat indexes well over 100! The high humidity is a killer for dad's old COPD lungs, we are going to keep him inside today! I was mocking dad's morning cough, he was worried about me until he realized what I was doing! Have a happy ToosDay, and give my love to all in your pretty home, see ya all tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo Lee & our family

PS~We love you so much dear aunt Tanya & the Colonel also...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/22/2014 10:42.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & Cu-Bird, from LaLo & Jenny
My message for this day of grand celebration is simple, HAPPY 4th OF JULY, and Happy 238th Birthday America, we all love you! You are the best country on the planet, from sea to shinning sea, God shed his Grace on Thee! Enjoy a safe and peaceful Holiday, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow dear friend...

With patriotic love & spirit, Jenny Lynn & my family

PS~Dad has got baby back ribs cooking in our sun room, he prepared and rubbed them with a bunch of stuff last night, they are roasting low & slow, I am sure to get a bone or two this afternoon...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/04/2014 10:11.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Evening Miss Miranda!
I thought I'd come by to let you know that Mom had done a photo for us for the 4th of July. I hope you like it. We telling others "Happy 4th of July" and that it's from me & you! My ears are ringing from those fireworks! I can't wait for the real deal if that was just a practice run!

Hope all are doing well in your flock & family. Hugs, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, Lots of fun in the summertime!.

07/02/2014 11:03.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird
King Pepper here, with a special message to all my loyal bird subjects. After being picked up and brought to the castle in a way I still do not fully recollect, I woke up realizing I am Bird of the Month, a King, and I surely could not have done this alone. I could only vote for myself once a day, but TiPaul usually beat me to that too. And so this message – I want to thank each and every one of you… Angel & Pepper, Baby, Bilou, Cheyenne, Chico, Chipper, Chloe, Chuey, Chyna, Cookie, Cori & Boo Boo, Dino, Dixie, Falco, Finnegan, Grendel, Gus, Hulk, Indiana Sam, Ipo, Jolie, Jetta, Kaji, Kahlua, Kiddo, Lalo & Ziggy, Little Angel & Sky, Mango (Sunshine’s flock), Mango(Green’s flock), Mango (Lola’s flock), Mayo, Mikey, Miranda & CuBird, Molly, Ms BB, Norman, Oz, Panther, Pearl & Silver, Picabo, Pico & Poco, Pimer, Poirot, Polly & Zippy, Pookie, Popeye, Raffi, RoofTop, Sam, SamIAm, Snowy, Spot, Squak, Sugar, SweetPepper & Kacey, Tooth and Sebastian & finches for coming by and voting for me, whether it was every day… with a blog, without a blog… once in a while. They all added up and I made it to the castle, actually to the BC castle and to Ms. BB’s castle and it is only the second evening and I have been having the time of my life. I thought I had fun training Mom. Heh heh heh – this is going to be more fun than I ever imagined in my entire life. I have had friends stop by to visit and congratulate me and I cannot begin to thank you all enough for that too. I just don’t know where to begin. With the Canada Day party celebration yesterday, I was pretty tired, and I asked my frother to introduce me to his special friend Lizzie, who I know to be the bestest cook ever. Now food is something this bird has a taste for. That table that is at the castle is something I would like to have at home, for days when each of our flock wants something different to eat and Mom finds that so totally wrong. It is the best thing I have come across so far, and I have only just begun my journey. I will do my best to post my diary on my page every couple of days, for those of you who want to know what I have been up to.

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07/02/2014 10:42.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird
Well, since it is July 1st tomorrow, I thought we would start off the month with a BIG Canada Day Celebration to bring in the fact that hopefully (Mom is smiling) I will be dragged off growling, by some castle guards at midnight according to some of you here, and I will wake up in a strange place in the morning. Wake up – are they going to drug me so I will fall back asleep? Nobirdy seems to really know what happens. Or nobirdy is telling. I was told the entire flock is to come with me. They’d better!
I want to thank EVERY BIRDY who has voted for me this month, even if you did not come by every day. I want to thank TiPaul, my campaign manager, who helped me with research, and blogging, and making sure I did not forget one single birdie who left me a blog, or any birdie who is on the list of those who want to get in the 10K club. I also want to thank him for handing me his crown, the one he wore when he was BOTM so long ago. It means a lot to me to wear it.
Okay… here is the list of activities that I have asked the City of montreal to bring to the Castle for us, so we can partake in the Canada Day festivities.

CANADA DAY IN THE CASTLE: As celebrated in the OLD PORT PROMENADE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC
List of Activities: Pictures on my Page!
11 am to 12 pm
Ceremony and Military Band
The Canadian Armed Forces Military Band will oversee the raising of the flag while playing the national anthem. A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will ensure that the event runs smoothly.
12 pm until last piece
Canada Day Cake
New Canadians and all those present will be invited to taste the traditional Canada day cake.
12 pm to 1:30 pm Gun Salute
There will be a 21-cannon salute in honor of Canada's Birthday. Shots will be fired once a minute for 21 minutes. You can also find out everything you want to know about the cannons' development and their mechanism. We'll answer all your questions.
12 pm to 8 pm Canada Tent
Historical Tour: Come learn more about each of Canada's provinces and territories and on the Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Quebec, Charlottetown Conferences, thanks to a historical circuit in the Canada Tent.
Commemorative photo: You can also take a picture with an RCMP officer dressed in a ceremonial uniform for the occasion.
12 pm to 8 pm Atlantic Provinces Tent
Beat box workshop by Blaise Margail: The human beat box (box or human rhythms multi-vocalism) is to imitate instruments, mainly percussion, using voice.
12 pm to 8 pm Central Canada Tent
DJ Alexis Ricard-Chatelain will perform in front of workshop participants. After the show he will talk about the evolution of DJ'ing, analog computer art and DJ systems.
He specializes first and foremost in "mashop" and electronic music. This artist offers a workshop based on both sound production and performance.

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06/30/2014 10:57.23 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
12 pm to 8 pm Prairies Provinces Tent
Play some cosom hockey! Four players, sporting the colors of the Montreal Canadiens face four players sporting the colors of the Winnipeg Jets.
12 pm to 8 pm West Coast Tent
Collective artwork: Channel your inner artist by drawing on a collective chalkboard located outside the Tent.
Makeup workshop: Kids of all ages can transform into superheroes, lions, monsters, pirates, butterflies, princesses or even a cat with the stroke of a brush.
12 pm to 8 pm Northern Territories Tent
Dream catcher and bracelets workshop : in Native American culture, the dream catcher prevents bad dreams. Acting as a filter, it keeps the beautiful images of the night and burns the bad ones at the first light of day.
Caribou route: Following the adventure trail.
12 pm to 8 pm Inflatable Village
Children and adults alike can have fun playing games in a colourful and safe environment.
12 pm to 8 pm Makeup Workshop
In the Canada and the Canadian Rockies Tent.
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Michael MURPHY
With nearly 15 years of experience, Michael Murphy has always been involved in theater, music, film and television. His folk-pop style shines in his first album called Unmade bed.
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Luca "Lazylegz" PATUELLI
In 1999, at the age of 15, Luca Patuelli discovered B-boying. He had to overcome many obstacles but he adapted several movements and was able to develop his own style by incorporating the use of his upper limbs and crutches. From adversity LazyLegz was born!
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Élizabeth BLOUIN-BRATHWAITE
and Josée ALLARD
Whether it's composing, performing or making arrangements, for Élizabeth Blouin Brathwaite everything comes instinctively. Music is second nature and the stage her natural habitat. Whether it is with her guitar, her bass or ukulele, Josée Allard has a heartwarming way of telling everyday life. On stage, she gives a dynamic performance: boundless energy and a passion for music that leaves no one indifferent!
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Sunny DUVAL
Sunny Duval likes to touch a bit of everything. In short, he's a singer-composer-producer-multi-instrumentalist-wri- ter!
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Dawn TYLER-WATSON
and Paul DESLAURIERS
Since they started their collaboration in 2004, this duo shares its talent with thousands of blues and jazz fans worldwide. Known for his electrifying guitar playing skills, Paul Deslauriers bares offering to an authentic sound and style all of his own, while Dawn Taylor Watson is renowned for her great stage presence in major orchestras.
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Pascale PICARD
Pascale Picard is a die-hard fan of alternative music blended with a touch of rock, folk and punk. She is a singer-songwriter who parallels her compositions with the height of her voice.
10:15 p.m. Fireworks (9 minutes)
Come rain or shine, fireworks will light up the sky in the Old Port. Don't miss this unforgettable moment that will make the Old Port shine bright.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!

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06/30/2014 10:49.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and Cubird
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is a museum of architecture and research centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1920 Baile Street, between Fort Street and Saint-Marc Street in what was once part of the Golden Square Mile. Today it is considered to be located in the Shaughnessy Village neighbourhood of the borough of Ville-Marie. Phyllis Lambert is the founding director and chair of the board of trustees, and Mirko Zardini is the director and chief curator. It was designed and built by Peter Rose. The CCA contains a vast library and archives, and is host to various exhibits throughout the year. It is also home to a study centre open to the general public. The CCA also provides educational programs and cultural activities. The CCA also has an architectural garden located on the southern side of René-Lévesque Boulevard. The sculpture garden was realized by architect Melvin Charney. The CCA was founded in 1979 by Montreal architect Phyllis Lambert. The purpose of the centre was to promote public awareness of the role architecture plays in society, as well as to encourage scholarly architectural research and to foster innovative design practices. The CCA was designed and constructed between 1985 and 1989 by Montreal architect Peter Rose. The design of the museum incorporates the Shaughnessy House mansion, built for Thomas Shaughnessy, a Second Empire-style mansion that Lambert purchased in 1974 to prevent its demolition. The CCA received the Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects and the Governor General's Medals in Architecture in 1992. The current building, which opened in 1989, surrounds Shaughnessy House and was designed by Peter Rose, in collaboration with Phyllis Lambert and Erol Argun. Shaughnessy House, located at 1923 Dorchester St. W (today René-Lévesque Boulevard) was at built in 1874 according to plans by William Tutin Thomas. It is one of the few nineteenth century residences that is accessible to the public. The CCA building, with a surface area of roughly 12,000 square metres (130,000 sq ft), is home to exhibit halls, Paul Desmarais Theatre, a bookstore, the library and a study centre in the Alcan Wing. It also contains restoration laboratories and conservation offices. The work of conservation and restoration of the Shaughnessy House, with a floor area of over 1,900 square metres (20,000 sq ft), were carried out under the direction of Denis Saint-Louis.

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06/29/2014 08:38.36 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
Also inside is the Devencore Conservatory and reception rooms. Due to its size, location and use of traditional and modern materials, combining structural aluminum with grey Montreal limestone, the CCA building's architecture blends past and present. Its landscapes, including the CCA sculpture Garden facing the building on the south side of René Lévesque Boulevard, were designed according to the ecology of each location. Most of the rooms of the Shaughnessy House have been restored to their original 1874 state. The mansion was a listed as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1973 and a Historical Monument of Quebec on February 6, 1974. The CCA has vast collections of books and artifacts touching on all aspects of the built environment and certain aspects of industrial design. Within the general collections it has special collections such as those pertaining to architectural games for children, universal exhibitions and their architecture, and significant architects including Ernest Cormier, Peter Eisenman, Arthur Erickson, John Hejduk, Cedric Price, Aldo Rossi, James Stirling, and the artist Gordon Matta-Clark. The centre mounts regular shows made up of research on thematic subjects, different aspects of its collections, and hosts touring exhibits from other museums. The centre offers tours adapted to specific groups and educational programs for children. It also has an extensive bookstore, a concert hall, and well planned gardens. The sculpture garden which lies across René Lévesque Boulevard offers a full scale ghost-like lower shell of the bottom part of the Shaughnessy mansion, and assorted modernistic sculptures or constructs which are developed around the theme of architecture. The Centre's considerable research library is open to the public, but only by appointment. It celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. The mansion faces a sculpture garden by Melvin Charney on the south side of René Lévesque Boulevard. It is a set of sculptures that deconstruct architecture. It provides reproduction of the base of the facade and size of Shaughnessy House. The vegetation is mixed with sections of open walls. Architectural fixtures and furniture items are placed on pedestals. Located in between René-Lévesque Bouelvard and the Ville-Marie Expressway, it is a park in an area of heavy traffic and is at the edge of a cliff.

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06/29/2014 08:33.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
Montreal City Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville de Montréal) is the work of architects Henri-Maurice Perrault and Alexander Cowper Hutchison, and was built between 1872 and 1878 in the Second Empire style. It is located in Old Montreal, between Place Jacques-Cartier and the Champ de Mars, at 275 Notre-Dame Street East. The closest metro station is Champ-de-Mars. As one of the best examples of the Second Empire style in Canada, and the first city hall to have been constructed in the country solely for municipal administration, it was designated a National Historic Site in Canada in 1984. Construction on the building began in 1872 and was completed in 1878. The building was gutted by fire in March 1922, leaving only the outer wall and destroying many of the city's historic records. The architect Louis Parant was commissioned for the reconstruction, who decided to build an entirely new building with a self-supporting steel structure built inside the shell of the ruins. This new building was modelled after the city hall of the French city of Tours. Other changes included a remodelling of the Mansard roof into a new Beaux-Arts inspired model, with a copper roof instead of the original slate tiles. In 1967, from this building's balcony Charles de Gaulle, the president of France, gave his Vive le Québec libre speech.
Thank YOU for all your support and votes!!!!!
I am getting excited… TiPaul is getting antsy. Thanks fro for giving me all your time, and giving up on your own thing for the 10K club. Please every birdy, get in some votes for my frother – he promises to reply to all blogs once I am in the castle. He said he will finally have time. Seriously – he has been so busy, he has not had time to chew his feathers and has grown tail feathers. Mom has taken me crown shopping, and I hope the one I picked comes in on time.

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06/28/2014 09:02.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and Cubird
The Redpath Museum is a museum of natural history belonging to McGill University and located on the university's campus at 859 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was built in 1882 as a gift from the sugar baron Peter Redpath. It houses collections of interest to ethnology, biology, paleontology, and mineralogy/geology. The collections were started by some of the same individuals who founded the Smithsonian and Royal Ontario Museum collections. The current director is David Green. Commissioned by Redpath to mark the 25th anniversary of Sir John William Dawson's appointment as Principal, the Museum was designed by A.C. Hutchison and A. D. Steele. McGill University's Redpath Museum Web site characterizes it as an "idiosyncratic expression of eclectic Victorian Classicism" as well as "an unusual and late example of the Greek Revival in North America." It is the oldest building built specifically to be a museum in Canada. Both the museum's interior and exterior have been utilized as a set, for movies and commercials.
Pictures on my Page –
Exterior of the Museum
Interior of the museum
Signature dinosaur skeleton within the Redpath Museum, set against interior Beaux Art decorations
View of the Albertosaurus in the central evolution exhibit atrium
Redpath Museum Collection – fossilized scallops
Redpath Museum Collection – Claudiosaurus germaini
Redpath Museum Collection – Marrella splendens
Redpath Museum Collection – Limnoscelis
Redpath Museum Collection – Pecopteris bucklandi
Redpath Museum Collection – Camptorhynchus labradorius
Redpath Museum Collection – Dendrerpeton
Redpath Museum Collection – Conuropsis carolinensis

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06/26/2014 09:21.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
Saint Jean Baptiste Day, held annually on June 24, is the feast day of St John the Baptist, a Jewish preacher who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. It is a day of celebration in Quebec and other areas of French Canada. Saint Jean Baptiste Day is also known as "la Saint-Jean", "St John the Baptist Day", "Fête nationale du Québec" and "Quebec's National Holiday". Various events are organized on Saint Jean Baptiste Day. These range from large scale public celebrations, such as rock and jazz concerts, sports tournaments, parades and firework displays, to small family or neighborhood happenings, such as yard sales, picnics, barbecues, bonfires and children's entertainment. Many church bells ring in celebration and public dances and fun fairs are held. Some events may be held on the evening of June 23 and many are broadcast live on television, radio or on the Internet. The celebrations are coordinated by the Mouvement national des Québécoises et des Québécois. Saint Jean Baptiste Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Quebec. Post offices and many stores are closed.
The poster Mom took a picture of is from our village. Because of the rain, all of the activities were held indoors, but Mom came home and helped me put together this blog. The parade was very small, there again because of the rain. There were only a few cars following, unlike past years, and she did not partake in that activity. Spoil sport Mom. Everyone met back at the Community Center, where the Mayor spoke… and then there was the annual hotdog dinner, along with veggies. They had so many veggie platters, Mom was hoping to be able to bring some home for us but they went fast. For dessert, they had fruit platters and Mom had eaten so much of the other stuff, she packed a fruit plate high and took it home. She went out the back door, because she had to come home to feed us. She headed back after we were settled in and eating because there was a show – a history presentation on Samuel de Champlain. She took a picture of him, which is on my page along with the other pictures, and she was thinking afterwards she should have had someone take a picture of her with him, and tell them she went back in time. LOL After that, there was live music and lots of dancing for a couple of hours, and then, the grand finale – fireworks in the rain.

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06/24/2014 09:39.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & Cu-Bid, from Ms LaLo
Please tell mom thanks for the very sweet and uplifting phone call last night to honor sister Christy's Memory! This is busy Monday for us, supplies to get, toy boxes to ship, bills to mail, and go to the bank for some cash! We want to thank all of you who came to Christy's page to honor her memory, and the upside is, it lifted dad's spirits as well, and thanks for the many phone calls also! I hope you all have a great Monday, don't forget to take the time to love each other, give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Ms LaLo, & my family

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06/23/2014 06:21.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
OLD MONTREAL – DAY 1 - part 1
Old Montreal (French: Vieux-Montréal) is the oldest area in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with few remains dating back to New France. Located in the borough of Ville-Marie, the area is bordered on the west by McGill St., on the north by Ruelle des Fortifications, on the east by Rue Saint Andre and on the south by the Saint Lawrence River. Following recent amendments, the district has been expanded slightly to include the rue des Soeurs Grises in the west, Saint Antoine St. in the north and Saint Hubert Street in the east. It also includes the Old Port of Montreal. Most of Old Montreal was declared an historic district in 1964 by the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec. In 1605 Samuel de Champlain set up a fur-trading post at Place Royale, at the confluence of the Saint Laurence River and the long-vanished Petite Rivière St-Pierre, adjacent to present-day Place D'Youville and the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. However, the local Iroquois successfully defended their land and the French abandoned their post. The original site of Montreal in 1642, then known as Ville-Marie, is precisely known. This is the Pointe-à-Callière, a piece of land at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and Little River. The founder, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, built a fort in 1643 called Société Notre-Dame de Montréal for the conversion of the Indians in New France. The company was created by the Sulpician Jean-Jacques Olier and by Jérôme Le Royer (Sieur de La Dauversière) in 1642. The Société acquired sovereignty over the island of Montreal and brought the first settlers to house, feed, educate and care for the Amerindians. Because of flooding, they had to cross to the other side of Little River on the north shore where the Soeurs hospitalières (Hospital Sisters) of Montreal (under the direction of Jeanne Mance) built and operated the first hospital (the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal). After the bankruptcy of the Société Notre-Dame, the Sulpicians (who arrived in 1657) became in 1663 the Seigneurs of Montreal as Louis XIV took personal control over the colony. The new system gave them the island of Montreal, with the obligation to live there and ensure its development by cultivating the land. In 1665 the king sent 1,200 men, the Régiment de Carignan-Salières. The Sulpicians organised seigneuries at the centre of the island. François Dollier Casson established the first grid of streets in the colony, from existing trails. These early streets included the Rue Notre-Dame, the Rue Saint-Paul and Rue Saint-Jacques; the original grid is still visible today. Among buildings of the era are the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the Saint-Sulpice Old Seminary and Notre Dame Church (replaced later by the Notre-Dame Basilica). In the early 18th century, the name of Montreal (which originally referred to the mountain "Mont-Royale") gradually replaced that of Ville-Marie.

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06/22/2014 08:19.51 PM Report This Comment  
  OLD MONTREAL – DAY 1 - part 2
It had become a typical French colony, in which the initial dream to combine the settlers and Native Americans had vanished. The arrival in 1657 of Marguerite Bourgeoys (who founded the Congregation Notre-Dame), and the arrival of the Jesuits and Recollets in 1692, helped to ensure the Catholic character of the settlement. The original fortifications of Montreal, erected in 1717 by Gaspard Chaussegros de Léry, formed the boundaries of Montreal at the time. The fortifications were constructed to secure the settlement from a British invasion and to allow future expansion inside the walls. Though the walls may have provided security from invasion, they led to a different problem; a large concentration of wooden houses (with fireplaces) was the cause of many devastating fires. In 1721, Montreal received a royal order from France to ban wood construction; buildings were to be constructed using stone, but the ban was never fully respected. Canada (New France) became a British colony in 1763 after the French and Indian War. British rule would radically change the face of Old Montreal. Until the late 18th century the impact was not visible, as construction methods inherited from the French regime continued. However, distrust of the British authorities of the Catholic clergy caused the departure of several from Old Montreal. Another factor changed the appearance of Old Montreal: fires. Wood construction and an increased population density due to the construction of fortifications caused many fires, and conflagrations have reconfigured Old Montreal. The fires of 1765 and 1768 destroyed nearly half the buildings in the old city. In May 1765, fire destroyed about 110 houses before destroying the old Hôtel de Callière and the former General Hospital. In April 1768, 88 houses between rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Hotel Vaudreuil were burned, including the Congregation Notre-Dame convent. In following years, the city was to be rebuilt even more densely. On 6 June 1803 a massive fire destroyed the prison, the church and the dependencies of Jesuits, a dozen houses and the Château Vaudreuil. Two speculators bought the Château's gardens, offered one-third to the city, and divided the rest into seven lots of their own. The city's oldest monument, Nelson's Column, was erected in 1809 on the land given to the city. This space became the new market square, called Marché Neuf (New Market) before assuming its present name of Place Jacques-Cartier in 1845. The space occupied by the church of the Jesuits became the Place Vauquelin, and Montreal City Hall arose from the old Jesuit gardens in 1873. In 1812 a fire destroyed the Mansion House, a luxurious hotel popular with the Beaver Club and which had housed the first public library in Montreal (with over 7,000 volumes). It was replaced by the British-American Hotel, with the city's first permanent theatre (the Royal Theatre built by John Molson, which was visited by Charles Dickens).

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06/22/2014 08:15.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
La Fontaine Park (French: Parc La Fontaine) is a 34 ha (84 acres) urban park located in the borough of Le Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Named in honour of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, features include two linked ponds with a fountain and waterfalls; the Théâtre de Verdure open-air venue; the Calixa-Lavallée cultural centre, a monument to Adam Dollard des Ormeaux, as well as playing fields and tennis courts. Outdoor swimming pools are a popular attraction during Montreal's hot summer, followed by outdoor ice skating in winter. A children’s zoo ceased operations in 1989. Bike paths run along the park’s western and northern edges. Parc Lafontaine is surrounded by Sherbrooke Street on the South, Parc-La Fontaine Avenue on the West, Rachel Street on the North, and Papineau avenue on the East. La Fontaine Park (formerly Logan Park) is located on the grounds of the old Logan farm. This land was sold in 1845 to the Government of Canada, which then used it for military practice for 40 years. The soldiers of the British garrison housed there and were trained in the surrounding wilderness. The City of Montreal rented part of the Logan farm to create a park that was inaugurated in 1874 under the name "Logan Park". In 1888, the park underwent its first major landscaping work. It was part of the first phase of the development of the city's large nature parks, which also included Mount Royal and St. Helen's Island. Two years later, the greenhouses from Viger Square were moved to the park. This is where all the flowers that adorn the city were grown, until 1952. In 1890, a house was built for the caretaker of the park. For 60 years, it was inhabited by the Superintendent of City Parks, Mr. Bernadet and his family. In 1900, the city dug two basins at different levels, in the center of the park. They were separated by a waterfall over which the French landscape architect Clovis Degrelle built a bridge bridge. Occupying increasing importance to the Francophone population, Logan Park was renamed La Fontaine Park, in 1901, at the time of the St. Jean Baptiste Day parade. The park was named not for its famous fountain, but instead to honor the memory of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, the first francophone prime minister of the Province of Canada. Three years later, the city expropriated homes on the city block and in the park. In 1909, the federal government donated almost all of the western section.

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06/21/2014 09:05.40 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
The illuminated fountain, which was designed by Léon Trépanier and commissioned by the Westinghouse Electric Company, was erected in the north basin in 1929. At the same time, the monument in honor of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine was installed. A few years later, under the direction of Claude Robillard, the director of the Municipal Parks Service, La Fontaine Park was completely redesigned. This also marked the beginning of the construction of the chalet restaurant according to the plans by architect Donat Beaupré (the previous chalet had been destroyed by fire in 1944). The new building is part of an overall plan which includes a central pavilion, a conch for symphony concerts, an amphitheater with a capacity of 4,000 seats, a new bridge and a modification of the two ponds. The greenhouses, caretaker's house, the waterfall and the Grenelle-built bridge were demolished. In 1953 the chalet restaurant was opened by the Mayor of Montreal, Camilien Houde. The Théâtre de Verdure was inaugurated on 8 July 1956. This was also built by Claude Robillard, and was intennded to host outdoor theatrical performances inspired by ancient amphitheatres. In 1965, under the direction of Germaine Dugas, the theatre produced many singers, including among others, Clémence Desrochers, Raymond Lévesque, Pauline Julien and Yvon Deschamps. For over 50 years, the outdoor theatre offered, free cultural programming in a natural setting. For many years the park also hosted the "Garden of Wonders" (French: Jardin des merveilles), a small urban zoo built by the city, which pened on July 5, 1957. The garden closed in 1989. Its buildings were inspired by fables and tales, it had farm animals and other more exotic animals, including its sea lions. Beautification works were initiated in the park in 1990: a new pathway leads visitors to a lookout above the upper pool, while a second lookout, where the works of Michel Goulet can be observed, dominates the lower pond in the axis of Roy Street. The statues of Charles de Gaulle and Félix Leclerc were installed. In 1992, the park came under full legal ownership of the City of Montreal. The park is occupied by many buildings such as the École supérieure du Plateau and Calixa Lavallée pavilion. Over the years, many monuments were added, such as the one dedicated to Adam Dollard des Ormeaux (1920). Today, La Fontaine Park continues to host the Théâtre de Verdure and the Espace La Fontaine cultural café. The park remains one of the best places for a picnic or to skate on the frozen pond in the winter. Statue in honour of Adam Dollard des Ormeaux, created by sculptor Alfred Laliberté and the architect Alphonse Venne (Inaugurated on June 24, 1920). Statue in honour of the former Prime Minister of the Province of Canada, Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine (inauguration summer 1930) Statue in honour of Quebec writer Félix Leclerc (inaugurated in 1990). Statue in honour of French President and General Charles de Gaulle (inaugurated in 1990).

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06/21/2014 08:55.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a convention center located in the Quartier international de Montréal at the north end of Old Montreal in Montreal's borough of Ville-Marie.
The Palais was constructed above the Ville-Marie Expressway, the main underground highway of downtown Montreal. It connects to the Montreal Metro at Place-d'Armes station, and to Montreal's underground city.
The Palais was inaugurated in May 1983. From 1999 to 2002, the Palais underwent an expansion enabling it to double its capacity.
Located in Montréal’s downtown core and linked to 4,000 hotel rooms by indoor walkways, the Palais des congrès de Montréal features 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2). of exhibition surface area, 65 meeting rooms and 18 loading docks. Located only 20 kilometers from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the Palais is accessible by car, public transit, or on foot.
Numerous events are held over the year, such as the Montreal International Auto Show, which draws 200,000 visitors annually.
From November 28 to December 9, 2005, it held the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
In 2009, it was the main venue of the 67th World Science Fiction Convention.

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06/20/2014 08:17.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird
First known as the Molson Centre when construction was completed in 1996 the arena was renamed the Centre Bell in February of 2002. This new arena replaced the aging Montreal Forum that was built in 1924 and was considered the most storied building in hockey history. Located in downtown Montreal and with a capacity of 21,273 seats the Centre Bell is the largest arena for hockey in North America and one of the most technologically advanced and versatile venues in the world. It’s home to legendary Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club and the headquarters for evenko. Every year, the home of the Montreal Canadiens attracts more than 1 million spectators to their hockey games, while 650,000 people walk through the doors to watch over 120 shows, for a total of 1.5 million spectators. The Centre Bell incorporates cutting-edge technology to ensure the perfect ambience when it comes to sound, comfort, catering and otherwise for any event, whatever its magnitude. Whether it's attending a Canadiens' game, a concert with a world famous artist or a family show, the Centre Bell is clearly at the top of anyone's venue list. Furthermore, the Centre Bell is the perfect place for corporate gatherings and receptions of any kind.

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06/19/2014 07:09.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and Cubird
For over 45 years, the Montréal Planetarium shared its passion for the sky and stars with its visitors, young and old. Today, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, located close to the Biodôme, offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy. Its arrival marks a defining moment in the consolidation of the Space for Life, the world’s first ever site dedicated to both human beings and nature. Together, the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium form the Space for Life, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada. With its bold design, the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria. It uses cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through two complementary shows – one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey. A true pioneer in the field, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy. Get ready for an unforgettable experience! The Montréal Planetarium – formerly known as the Dow Planetarium – was inaugurated on April 1, 1966 by Mr. Jean Drapeau, who was Montréal’s mayor at the time. This event marked the culmination of more than three years of planning and hard work by Dr. Pierre Gendron, who was past professor of chemistry and founding Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa, and an avid amateur astronomer. At the time, Dr. Gendron was also president of the board of directors of Dow Breweries, which later became O’Keefe Breweries (since then absorbed by Molson Breweries). It was through his impetus that Dow Breweries decided to endow Montréal with a world class planetarium, add to the city’s touristic appeal, and to the Montréal Universal and International Exposition of 1967, Expo 67. Plans for the Planetarium were developed by the architectural firm of David-Barott-Boulva. The innovative design echoed an astronomical theme, evidenced by the exterior of the dome, which resembled Saturn surrounded by its rings. The Planetarium was built at a cost of $1.2 million and located on Chaboillez Square, which once served as a parking area. The building and projection equipment were completed in February 1966, and the inaugural show, New Skies for a New City, premiered on April 4, 1966. Between 1966 and 2011, some six million spectators attended over 250 original productions created by the Planetarium to bring the fascinating universe of astronomy and space exploration to the masses. A renewal of the Planetarium became necessary to modernize its facilities and equipment in order to incorporate the latest technological innovations. Another imperative was added: to move the Planetarium closer to the institutions of the Space for Life in order to consolidate this museum complex.

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06/18/2014 08:04.18 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
Furthermore, the Space for Life commitment to sustainable development demanded a building constructed in accordance with these principles. When it opened in April 1966, the Dow Planetarium offered the people of Montréal and Québec a revolutionary approach to astronomy. In April 2013, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, built close to the Biodôme, picks up the baton and innovates again, breaking new ground in terms of its architecture, technology and visitor experience. In keeping with the movement initiated by the Space for Life, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium boldly forges ahead with a view to bringing humans closer to nature.
You will never get closer to the stars than this!
The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium invites you to experience the Universe like never before! Going beyond scientific knowledge, it draws on creativity and the most up-to-date technology in a fascinating encounter of science and emotion. Inside, two theatres of immersion offer an unconventional setting for a planetarium. Two different complementary experiences are offered: one in a poetic vain, and the other, with a scientific outlook on our Universe. This shows the Space for Life's desire to introduce a new vision of astronomy, by offering a permanent creative space in its new planetarium. The creative Montreal tandem of Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon were charged with the artistic direction of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. On the strength of their knowledge of new technology and their experience designing bold new shows, these multidisciplinary artists have presented a truly original vision, in which art and science are closely connected. On their impulse, the Chaos and Milky Way theatres propel visitors into a new universe.
A breathtaking meeting of technology, art and science!

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06/18/2014 08:00.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
The Biosphère, an Architectural masterpiece and symbol of Expo 67, is a museum in Montreal dedicated to the environment. It is located at Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Île Sainte-Hélène in the former pavilion of the United States for the 1967 World Fair Expo 67. The architect of the geodesic dome was Buckminster Fuller. The building originally formed an enclosed structure of steel and acrylic cells, 76 metres (250 ft) in diameter and 62 metres (200 ft) high. The dome is a Class 1, Frequency 16 Icosahedron. A complex system of shades was used to control its internal temperature. Architects from Golden Metak Productions designed the interior exhibition space. Visitors had access to four themed platforms divided into seven levels. The building included a 37-metre-long escalator, the longest ever built at the time. The Minirail monorail ran through the pavilion. In the afternoon of 20 May 1976, during structural renovations, a fire burned away the building's transparent acrylic bubble, but the hard steel truss structure remained. The site remained closed until 1990. In August, 1990, Environment Canada purchased the site for $17.5 million to turn it into an interactive museum showcasing and exploring the water ecosystems of the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence River regions. The museum was inaugurated in 1995 as a water museum, and is a set of enclosed buildings designed by Éric Gauthier, inside the original steel skeleton. The Biosphère changed its name in 2007 to become an environment museum. It offers interactive activities and presents exhibitions about the major environmental issues related to water, climate change, air, ecotechnologies and sustainable development. The structure was used prominently in the original Battlestar Galactica television series episode "Greetings from Earth". Scenes for Robert Altman's post-apocalyptic ice age film Quintet were shot on site as well.

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06/16/2014 08:48.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird
The Casino de Montréal is a casino located on the Île Notre-Dame in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest casino in Canada, The casino is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to patrons aged 18 and older. It opened October 9, 1993. The casino consists of three interconnected buildings. Two of these, the French Pavilion and the Québec Pavilion, were built for Expo 67. The third is an annex built by the casino. The main building has six floors, in addition to the annex and the secondary building (with four floors). Within the three structures there are over 3200 slot machines, over 115 gaming tables, Keno facilities, and large number of speed lotteries and virtual games. The casino also contains four restaurants, three bars, a cabaret, and meeting and banquet facilities. The casino is famous for its unconventional features, such as its numerous windows and low ceilings.It has been a non-smoking casino since July 2003, and the former smoking lounges were closed in May 2006 with the passing of a new provincial law.
For those of you who have asked if mom has been to all these places – Mom went to every Pavilion at Expo 67 and still has her stamped passport to show for it, but has not once went to the Casino since things have been rebuilt.

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06/15/2014 06:59.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning sweet Miranda & Cu-Bird, from your LaLo
Happy Father's Day to yours and all fathers out there, some are big, some are small, but us birds just love them all! Enjoy a great Sunday family day, give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo Lee & the Dallas family

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06/15/2014 05:50.28 AM Report This Comment  
  You Looked Very Beautiful At The Milonga Tonight..
....I hope you had lots of fun! My wings were full of Scruffy rebellion! Also BC rebellion, too! Sheesh, we kept getting kicked off and it would take forever to get back on!! That's why you aren't seeing me very often. It's getting so much an aggravation that Mom gives it 20 minutes of trying to get on or the off & on game that we had to put a time limit on it. If we didn't, it would just suck away our time.

I still think you're the sweetest & prettiest birdy. Goodnight & pleasant dreams.

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06/14/2014 10:00.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird
The Montreal Insectarium is a museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest insect museum in North America and among the largest insectariums worldwide.[1] It was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Its average attendance is 400,000 visitors per year. It displays both live and dead insect collections, from butterflies to bees and ants. It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Planetarium and the Montreal Biodome. Seen from the sky, the Montréal Insectarium resembles a stylized insect. This can also be seen from the observatory of Montréal's Olympic Stadium. Be sure to check out the pictures I have put on my page. There are lots this time.
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06/13/2014 10:43.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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06/12/2014 05:50.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & CuBird
The Lachine Canal (Canal de Lachine in French) is a canal passing through the southwestern part of the Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, running 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis, through the boroughs of Lachine, Lasalle and Sud-Ouest. The canal gets its name from the French word for China (La Chine). The European explorers dreamt of finding a route from New France to the Western Sea and there on to China[2] and hence auspiciously the region where the canal was built was named Lachine. The canal, due to the continuous disposal of industrial waste, has the prevalence of harmful substances,[3] although the water quality is said to be good.Work on the canal commenced on July 17, 1821 under Chief Engineer Thomas Burnett and Construction Engineer John Richardson. The original canal was 14 km. long and had seven locks, each 30 m long, 6m wide and 1.5 m deep. The Lachine Canal which was inaugurated in 1824 and opened to navigation in 1825. The new canal officially opened in 1825, helping turn Montreal into a major port and eventually attracting industry to its banks when the Society of Sulpician Order decided to sell lots.During the 1840s, the Lachine Canal was deepened to allow heavier ships to pass through and hydraulic power was introduced to the industries located on its banks. Through the enlargement of the canal, its use changed from solely a means of avoiding the Lachine rapids to that of an industrial region within Montreal. There were two major effects on the development of Montreal due to the enlargement of the Lachine Canal. The first was that by creating a route that bypassed the Lachine rapids and therefore opened the upper St Lawrence River to navigation, Montreal became a more convenient area for trade, effectively taking away shipping traffic from Quebec City and moving it to Montreal. The second important shift that can be noted through the growth and development of the canal is the creation of industrial suburbs. Before the Lachine Canal, Montreal’s industrial region was located in what would be considered the downtown area. The impact of the Lachine Canal on Montreal during the mid to late 19th century can be seen through the emergence of new working-class neighbourhoods such as Griffintown, St Henri, Pointe St Charles. Furthermore, the population of Montreal grew by over four times between the middle of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

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06/11/2014 09:16.10 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
One of the main reasons behind the growth of the Lachine Canal region was the access to hydraulic power which was provided through the deepening of canal in the 1840s. Throughout the mid to late 19th century, industries all along the banks of canal experienced consistent growth through the access to this energy source. However, by the end of the 19th century, factories began to utilize steam powered factories as opposed to hydraulic power. Although this switch did not initially affect the Lachine canal region in a negative manner, factories were no longer dependent on the canal as an energy source. Industries now had the option of building further and further away from the canal itself, which was also helped by the development of a railway system throughout Montreal’s industrial region. However, while the Lachine Canal proved an enormous boom for Montreal and the Province of Quebec, time would show that for Canada's Maritime Provinces, it was the first major nail in that region's economic coffin.The first enlargements took place between 1843 and 1848, under the supervision of Alfred Barrett. Five new locks, each 61 m long, 13.5 m wide and 2.7 m deep replaced the original seven locks. A second enlargement of the canal took place between 1873 and 1885 at which time the locks were lengthened to 82 m and deepened to 4.3 m.The canal continued to operate successfully until around 1950, but now, surrounded by the industrial developments which it helped to create, it could not be expanded further to cope with the continuing increase in vessel size. The canal became obsolete in the second half of the 20th century, being replaced by the St. Lawrence Seaway, which opened in 1959. The canal was finally closed to shipping in 1970. The opening of the Seaway and the decline of shipping on the canal led to the devastation of the neighbourhoods that lined the canal in Montreal's Le Sud-Ouest borough due to shifting patterns of industrial development and shipping.In 2002, the Lachine Canal was reopened as a pleasure boating area, despite environmental concerns about heavy industrial contamination of its bottom, and the banks of the canal were redeveloped. An environmental reclamation project continues to clean up old oil spills. The banks of the canal offer bicycling and roller blading. Parks Canada offers guided tours of the canal by foot, bicycle, and boat during the summer months.

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06/11/2014 09:13.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & CuBird
After a scenic Pirate Ship Adventure, something I never before did in my life, and I must admit I LOVED it, we docked at the Old Port Harbour, and it is here I will continue my campaign…
Montreal Old Port is the historic city center of the capital of Quebec. It is situated between the downtown skyscrapers and the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal. Located in Old Montreal, it stretches for over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River in Old Montreal. It was used as early as 1611, when French fur traders used it as a trading post.This popular tourist destination along the Montreal waterfront is also a highly popular gathering place for residents of the city who also enjoy the restaurants, cafes, boutiques, galleries, and lovely architecture. One of the great appeals of the Vieux Port in Montreal is that you are able to explore it on foot with great ease. You can walk through the cobblestone streets and witness some of the most historic buildings in the city, including those built around the time of Montreal’s founding in 1642. From historic churches, museums, and monuments, to bustling cafes, restaurants, and public gathering places, the Montreal Old Port is easily one of the most exciting places to spend time in this city.This section of town is the excellent venue for sipping a latte or glass of wine, taking in the wonderful gastronomy of the city, and watching throngs of people walk by. It is estimated that over 5 million people visit this tourist attraction along the Montreal waterfront each and every year. As you sit and enjoy yourself at one of the cafes or restaurants, you can watch as ferries cross the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal to the Parc del Iles, the site of the 1967 International and Universal Exposition. One obvious benefit of unwinding in the Montreal Old Port is the beautiful scenery of the ferries, yachts, and motorboats skimming across the gorgeous Saint Lawrence. The boats, quays, and overall atmosphere of the Montreal waterfront in the Old Port is unique in the city.

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06/10/2014 08:26.40 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
The Montreal Old Port is a center for arts and entertainment for both Montrealers and tourists alike. It is not only restaurants, bars, cafes, and boutiques you will discover in this part of town, but also a Science and Technology Center, a large, open-air ice rink, an IMAX cinema, and seemingly countless buildings and monuments that hearken back to the time when the Montreal Old Port was fortified with walls. Many of the oldest and most engaging examples of Montreal architecture and history can be unearthed within the confines of this enviable part of the city. Depending on the season, there are many more family-oriented activities, including swimming, boating, biking, and more. Really, activities reveal themselves to first-time visitors of the Vieux Port easily.In June 2012, an urban beach, called the Plage de l'Horloge (Clock Beach), opened adjacent to the Clock Tower. The beach consists of sand, Adirondack chairs, a boardwalk, a bar, showers and misting stations. Visitors are charged a fee for admission. Work began on the site in the fall of 2011, including the installation of parasols. The beach was designed by Claude Cormier, who has also designed urban beaches in Toronto.The Old Port of Montreal changed its name to The Quays of the Old Port of Montreal in 2005. Every 2 years the Cirque du Soleil launches a new show from the Jacques Cartier Quay.There are important remnants of Montreal’s past interspersed with a wonderful selection of modern amenities and accommodations including restaurants and hotels. You can stay in the Vieux Port and enjoy an authentic and unique cultural experience while also being within close range of plenty of accommodations, great cafes, interesting museums, and attractions for the entire family. Nighttime is especially beautiful in the Montreal Old Port when the lights illuminate the facades of the historical buildings and gorgeous hotels and homes.

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06/10/2014 08:22.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Good morning lovely Ms Miranda, from your LaLo
It is Sunday once again, our favorite day of the week, we have a beautiful day here, with possibly more rain late in the day! We were disappointed that Chrome couldn't pull off the win at Belmont, but he sure tried his best, I guess ya just can't win them all! On a sad note, today our hearts and prayers go out to John and Lori Madsen for the loss of their sweet Lola, this morning, Rest in Heavenly Peace Angel Lola, you will be missed by all who knew you here on earth! Please give my love to all in your Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny Lynn & the Dallas family

PS~Please give the Dallas family's love to our beautiful and super sweet aunt Tanya...

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06/08/2014 07:48.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
Montreal's Underground City (officially RÉSO or La Ville Souterraine in French) is the set of interconnected complexes (both above and below ground) in and around Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is also known as the indoor city (ville intérieure) and is one of the largest underground complexes in the world. Not all portions of the indoor city are underground. The connections are considered tunnels architecturally and technically but are air conditioned and have lighting as good as any building's liveable space does. Many tunnels are large enough to have shops on both sides of the passage. With over 32 km (20 mi) of tunnels spread over more than 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi), connected areas include shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, condominiums, banks, offices, museums, universities, seven metro stations, two commuter train stations, a regional bus terminal and the Bell Centre amphitheatre and arena. There are more than 120 exterior access points to the underground city. Each access point is an entry point to one of 60 residential or commercial complexes comprising 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi) of floor space, including 80% of all office space and 35% of all commercial space in downtown Montreal. In winter, some 500,000 people use the underground city every day. The vision for the underground city was originally that of urbanist Vincent Ponte, for whom a commemorative plaque was unveiled in November 2006 at Place Ville-Marie. The first link of the underground city arose with the construction of the Place Ville-Marie office tower and underground shopping mall, built in 1962 to cover an unsightly pit of railway tracks north of the Central Station. A tunnel linked it to Central Station and the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.The advent of the Montreal metro in 1966 brought tunnels joining Bonaventure station to the Château Champlain hotel, the Place du Canada office tower, Place Bonaventure, Central Station, and Windsor Station, forming the core of the Underground City. Square-Victoria station connected to the Tour de la Bourse, Montreal's stock exchange building. Adding to the development of the underground city was the Montreal Urban Community Transit Commission's policy of offering the aerial rights above metro station entrances for construction through emphyteutic leases, an advantageous way to acquire prime real estate.

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06/07/2014 09:41.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Part 2
When the metro began running in 1966, ten buildings were already connected directly to metro stations; development would continue until only three free-standing station entrances (Square-Victoria, St-Laurent and Place-des-Arts) remained in the central segment. In 1974, the Complexe Desjardins office tower complex was constructed, spurring the construction of a "second downtown" underground city segment between Place-des-Arts and Place-d'Armes station, via Place des Arts, Complexe Desjardins, the Complexe Guy Favreau federal government building, and the Palais des Congrès (convention centre). Between 1984 and 1992, the underground city expanded, with the construction of three major linked shopping centres in the Peel and McGill metro station areas: Cours Mont-Royal, Place Montréal-Trust, and the Promenades Cathédrale (built underneath Christ Church Cathedral). McGill station was already linked with The Bay, Eaton's (now the Complexe Les Ailes), Centre Eaton, and two other office/mall complexes. Between 1984 and 1989, the underground city grew from 12 km (7 mi) of passages to almost 22 km (14 mi). Mega-projects added to the size throughout the 1990s, including Le 1000 De La Gauchetière (the tallest building in Montreal), Le 1250 René-Lévesque, and the Montreal World Trade Centre. Although these buildings have only a secondary commercial sector, they use their connection to the underground city as a selling point for their office space. Also, the construction of a tunnel between Eaton Centre and Place Ville-Marie consolidated the two central halves of the underground city. The construction of the Bell (originally Molson) Centre connected Lucien-L'Allier metro station to the underground city, as well as replacing Windsor Station with the new Gare Lucien-L'Allier commuter train station. Finally, in 2003, the complete redevelopment of the Quartier international de Montréal consolidated several segments of the central underground city with continuous pedestrian corridors. The construction of the ICAO headquarters joined Place Bonaventure to Square-Victoria station, which in turn was joined to the Palais des Congrès and Place-d'Armes station via the new Caisse de dépôt et de placement building and a tunnel under Place Jean-Paul Riopelle. Uniquely, the new tunnel sections in the Quartier International contain educational and artistic displays sponsored by major Montreal museums. As a result of this construction, one can now walk all the way across the centre of downtown, from the UQAM Sherbrooke Pavilion at the corner of Sainte Famille Street and Sherbrooke Street to the Lucien-L'Allier metro station just south-west of the Bell Centre, without going outside — a span of 1.7 km (1.1 mi) as the crow flies, or approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) walking distance.

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06/07/2014 09:40.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & CuBird
Before anything – that which some of you thought to be a grenade is not – it is a jewelry box. Sorry to disappoint you. And yes, Mom has been to each of the places we have visited so far. It helped when she worked for the school board, and the classes went to various places.

An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: the lush and humid Tropical Rainforest, warm even in the depths of a Montréal winter; the Laurentian Maple Forest, changing with the seasons; the Gulf of St. Lawrence; and the Subpolar Regions of the Americas: Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Islands.
The Biodôme, whose name means “house of life,” shows visitors the “true nature” of the Americas, by offering up their loveliest and most amazing ecosystems.
When the Biodôme opened in 1992, its “ecosystem” concept was a world first. Twenty years later, this systemic approach still has no equal in the faithful and complex way in which it represents the natural environment (its “rocks,” climates, lighting, etc.) and how both the animal species themselves and the animal and plant species interact.
The Biodôme, just like the other Space for Life institutions (the Botanical Garden, Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium), aims to raise individual and collective awareness about the need to get involved in protecting our natural heritage. It carries out its mission through educational, conservation, research and outreach efforts.

In 1994, the Biodôme was accepted as a participant in the Species Survival Plan (SSP), supervised by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Since then, it has provided a home for breeding pairs of little monkeys from the Amazon forest (Goeldi’s monkeys, golden lion tamarins and cotton-top tamarins) and a species of parakeet from northern Brazil, the hyacinth macaw.
In 2002, the Biodôme was granted international accreditation by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, as it was deemed to be in compliance with the very high standards set by the Association with respect to animal collections and all the conditions offered for them.

The Biodôme houses over 4,500 animals from 250 different species and 500 plant species. Its thousands of terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals make it a veritable “laboratory,” allowing researchers to study the inter-relations between organisms and the physical factors in their environments, and between organisms themselves.

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06/05/2014 04:59.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & Cubird
A sincere thank you everybirdy for your votes. I could not do this alone. TiPaul is along with me, and he is hitting that vote button for all of you who are trying to get in the 10K club along with him. By the time Mom is finished helping me type, and follow TiPaul’s leads to new birds to solicite to vote for me, she is ready to go to sleep, so we are doing our best to work as a team. Nobirdy is being left out.
Today, I will be telling you about the Notre Dame Basilica, also known as the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The Basilica presents a wealth of fascinating details. Enter into world of beauty, peace, reverie and delight. With its dazzling combination of blue and gold, the Basilica is a place like no other in Montreal – once seen, never forgotten. When it was founded in 1642, the village, then known as Ville-Marie, had its first wooden chapel inside the palisade at Pointe-à-Callière, today the site of Montreal’s major archaeological museum. Dedicated to Our Lady the Blessed Virgin – “Notre Dame” – the small original chapel was operated at first by the Jesuits. Then came the Sulpician Fathers, who in 1657 undertook construction of a larger church. The Sulpician François Dollier de Casson was its architect, and the present-day Notre-Dame Street served as the original site. Its construction, in Baroque style was completed between 1672 and 1683. In 1982, Pope John Paul II raised the status of Notre-Dame from a church to minor basilica – a gesture honouring a church’s historic, architectural and artistic value, or in recognition of its symbolic or pastoral importance in a region.

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06/03/2014 06:55.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Good afternoon Ms Miranda, from you pal LaLo
We are having spectacular weather, don't ya just love nice weather weekends! It is warm and a little humid, but humid beats the heck out of the nasty sub-zero wind chills of only a few months ago! Our always thinking dad, forgot to get more aunt Betty birdie bread out to thaw, he needs to be punished, but really, it don't take that long! I gotta go and get back to my day, of visiting and spreading happy thoughts! Have a great day my dear friends, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Happy love from Ms LaLo & the Dallas family

PS~LaLo has two new boxes to play in, what a happy soul, right now she is walking in tall cotton! She truly is the definition of a happy Parrot...

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06/02/2014 02:04.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Please vote me for BOTM!
Hello, I am Pepper, African Grey from the Quebec Flock. I, like most Greys, am quite intelligent and I often put together words to make sentences that surprise Mom to no end. Many of you met me when I got bitten some time ago – when I broke open that lock. Well, that one went in the garbage, and so did another one that I managed to beak open. Mom buys a different brand now.
I am running for BOTM this month, something my frother TiPaul encouraged me to do. While he is flying around voting for his friends to get in the 10K club, he said he will fly farther out of his range to help me get more votes. Thanks fro!
I had a difficult time coming up with a subject that might interest you all. Every birdy has been writing such fascinating things. Then it occurred to me – there are so few flocks from Canada, and just our flock is from Quebec. I am going to take you on a tour of our home city, Montreal… Please come to my page to take a look at the pictures at the bottom for pictures I have posted, and will post every day. Thank you in advance for your support!

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06/01/2014 07:10.06 PM Report This Comment  
  My Dear Miranda.....
I am so very sorry for the passing of your frother, Captain Darling. Sam wraps her in his wings as he feels her weep with her head on his shoulder. It 's alright to cry. We will miss him so much. So many will miss him so much & this is all we can do for one another. Be there with tons of hugs to be given out generously. So says SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, Lots of fun in the summertime!.

05/20/2014 01:31.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
Happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day. I had another greyt day today.
It was another good day for me. I have a pic up of me taking my bird bene bac gel meds. This is the only meds I have ever liked! Today was cold and rainy with a snow mix tonight. Friday we will see some sun and almost 50 degrees! As long as the ground isn’t covered in white cold stuff, I’m good!
Hugs
Chyna

PS Say "hi" to Blue for me.

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/15/2014 10:44.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
You look adorable in your crown! We were so happy to see you getting a 2 day celebration.
Mom's eye feels better, but now she is dreading the third shot. We can't even imagine getting screws put in a head, that must have really been bad! Is there anything she can say or do to make sure they use enough lidocaine or wait long enough for it to take effect? She sure doesn't know. She's hoping the third shot does the trick though, and she'll be done.
Mom had 2 tours today, one in dinosaur hall and one in anthropology, called 3 cultures. The second one used to concentrate on 3 desert cultures, the ancient Egyptians, the Inuit(northern Canada), and the Hopi(southwestern US). Today's group of second graders wanted the Inuit, the Hopi and the Lakota, though, so mom tried to tie it to useful animals and plants. Not an easy trick, since you can share some with 2 of the groups, but not the third. Hopi and Inuit can share desert like conditions. Lakota and Inuit can share uses for bison and caribou, but nothing much else ties them together.
Anyway she's home now, and Nghi is coming to visit later! Mom heard she was in Pittsburgh, and she called last night asking about going out to dinner tonight. Mom said Of Course! So they are going out later. I hope you are having better weather than we are. It's been raining all day. Mom was going to weed and get the rest of the flowers planted today, but that's not gonna happen if it keeps raining.
Have a great day, get lots of love! Say hi to the rest of the flock, special hugs to Cu and the conures. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

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