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Elizabeth the Second: 60 Years on a hard throne.

I just wanted to take a minute and give some credit where credit is due.  Yes I am talking about my Queen, Elizabeth II.  It’s hard enough to hold a job these days in this world with everything collapsing around us but just imagine being born into a family that had incredible responsibility and title and being chosen by God All Mighty for the task.  Those are some pretty big shoes to fill my friends.

Now don’t get me wrong I am not a monarchist in name or rank, but I do believe in tradition and the roll it plays in society.  Our Queen has lived through some hard times believe you me, not counting the weddings and divorces she has carried the commonwealth through at least 3 depressions in the global economy and through countless wars and conflicts.

This week marks her 60th year on the throne as our Queen and Manitoba has seen it fit to celebrate her reign in grand fashion.

I hope you enjoy these simple but stunning pictures from the Manitoba Legislature.

The full moon rising over a purple Legisliature and the Queen's Standard.

A close up of the sculpture I saw being built in my last post.

God Save the Queen, may she live for many more.

That’s about as Canadian as I get.


Past, Present and Future: The Magna Carta in Winnipeg.

It’s mid-summer in Winnipeg as I write this and the past is meeting the present while building for the future of the human race.  Since my last post about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights many things have taken place. Firstly, construction of the museum has progressed steadily,  so much that one can get a true sense of the enormous scale of the finished glass mountain on the prairies.  The idea being a visual representation of what man can attain when he aspires to a noble cause.

Starting in St. Boniface, Alanna is ready to answer tourists questions.

Walking over the Red River, the Size of the Buildings will be Enormous.

Up Close to the Building Site.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Queen.

It seems very proper that on the eve of Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend, Buckingham Palace has included Winnipeg on our Queen’s itinerary during her Canadian visit this June and July.

Queen Elizabeth II

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