Sunday, October 14, 2012

Edmonton Queen Riverboat


Touring the river after supper. 
The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has long been known as the most elegant hotel in Edmonton and is lovingly referred to as 'The Mac.' After four years of construction, the hotel, named after Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, opened its doors on July 05, 1915 and was destined to become the centre of Edmonton's social life. Situated high on the bank overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley, the seven-storey Grand Trunk Pacific Hotel (faced with Indiana limestone and roofed with copper) was built and furnished at a cost of about $2,250,000 (over $35 million today). The characteristic Chateau style, an adaptation of French 16th Century castles, was first brought to Canada in 1892.
City Reflections



12 comments:

  1. the night reflections are just beautiful, bev. :)

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  2. the city reflections shot is awesome and the smiles in your first photo makes one light hearted and adds cheers to the soul making me want to visit the place one sweet day :-)

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  3. The pictures are great, you can't go wrong with a History lesson and fabulous pictures to go along with it, Very Nice

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  4. gorgeous city reflection....and that cute couple aren't bad either!!

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  6. The photos are lovely Bev and Happy Anniversary! I wish you and hubby many, many more years of joy and happiness.

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  7. What a pretty place. The relection is so pretty!

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  8. This is so pretty! I really liked the second picture. It makes the building have a mysterious air to it.

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