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Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Is This Burning An Eternal Flame?"


Miss Iggy couldn't help but sing that Bangles song in her head when she saw the Eternal Flame or officially, "The Centennial Flame," inside the Parliament grounds in Ottawa, Canada last June.

This was first lit in 1967 to commemorate the 100th anniverary of Canada. The torch is in the middle of a fountain surrounded by shields of the Canadian provinces and territories. The water flowing across the shields "symbolizes Canada's unity from sea to sea."

The flame really isn't that eternal, since they snuff it twice a year for a week: in spring and in autumn.

See the folks with their bikes? Ottawa is known as a "Cycle City." Lots of places around Ottawa to "park" your bike!

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