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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) – Toronto

Posted by admin On July - 29 - 2008

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s biggest national historic museum. It shows skeletons of various dinosaurs, a beautiful Asian collection with Chinese temple statues and also one of the best furniture collection of all epochs, starting with the medieval times. I liked the beautiful restored rooms of the renaissance, baroque and so on…you really have the feeling to be back in those times and it helps to understand old paintings of those times. Also I really liked the native American collection because that was new for me. As a special they have right now a Darwin exhibition what shows the complete life of Charles Darwin and his travels and his evolution theories. Very interesting.

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The Jazz Festival

Posted by admin On July - 26 - 2008

The weather on this Friday was sunny so Mark and I decided to go to the Beaches Jazz Festival. There is lots going on and we went to walk on the street where all the different bands were playing. It was lots of fun and good music.
Before that we had spend a few hours at the beach of lake Ontario.

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Niagara Falls and Fort George

Posted by admin On July - 22 - 2008

Today the weather was good in the morning so Mark and I went to the Niagara Falls. On the way there we stoped at Fort George and I learned a bit about canadian history.

“Fort George National Historic Site is a historic military structure at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, that was the scene of several battles during the War of 1812. The fort consists of  earthworks and palisades, along with internal structures, including an officer’s quarters, blockhouses to accommodate other ranks and their families, and a stone powder magazine, which is the only original building on the site. Opposite the fort, across the Niagara River, stands Fort Niagara in New York, which can be seen from Fort George’s ramparts.
Fort George was built by the British Army after Jay’s Treaty (1796) required Britain to withdraw from Fort Niagara. The new fort was completed in 1802 and became the headquarters for the British Army and the local militia.
Fort George was captured by U.S. forces in May 1813 at the Battle of Fort George. The American Army used the fort as a base to invade Upper Canada, but were repelled at the Battles of Stoney Creek and Beaver Dams. The fort was recaptured by the British Army in December.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_George,_Ontario)

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Walking Toronto

Posted by admin On July - 19 - 2008

Kensington Market

Posted by admin On July - 16 - 2008

Flight to Toronto

Posted by admin On July - 15 - 2008

Today I started my trip with my flight to Toronto in Canada. It’s the first time I will visit Canada. I’m very exited. I took the plane from Berlin/Schönefeld. We flew over Iceland with stopover in Reykjavík. It took me about three hours and they left 30min later as they were supposed to in Berlin. Out of my window I saw greenland and iceland… From Reykjavík airport it took me almost 6hours with plane to Toronto. Iceland air was not as comfortable as Emirates back in the days but I had that unbeatable prize for my ticket so I will not complain. But imagine for every movie you wanted to watch at the plane Iceland air wants US$10!!! At the airport I had to go at least to three or four places / customs to explain to them what I wanted in Cananda. But finally I got my 6 month visa (The customs can decide how much they will give you when you arrive in Canada, so I was lucky 🙂  ) Mark was picking me up at the airport right in time and showed me everything from the way from the airport to his appartement at the city centre. We had some diner but finally I was sooooo tired that I felt asleep… Read the rest of this entry »

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