Nicolae Ceaușescu gave his last speech from the balcony, then fled the mob. Hours later he was arrested, tried and executed, all on Christmas Day 1989.
Black markers set into the ground mark the graves at Langemark German War Cenetery
Emil Krieger’s sculpture of four mourning figures watches over the last resting place of the fallen.
The Leaning Tower in Pisa, Italy, looks a lot more likely to topple than this model.
Big Ben and Westminster seem small enough without the Eiffel Tower towering in the background.
Unexploded shells on display at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.
An impressive record of service.
An interior shot of St. George’s Memorial Church in Ypres.
The European Union Parliament Building in Brussels.
A Boot Bath. With no running water this oddly shaped tub probably kept the water warm longer. The servants would bring the hot water in pitchers and pour it in.
Sir John A. MacDonald’s study.
The Macdonald family cradle was brough to Canada in 1820
Isabella Macdonald’s room. She was Sir John A.’s first wife who died young.
The kitchen was a much simpler place to eat than the dining room!
The laundry area.
The vault built to hold Canada’s gold reserves. It is empty because Canada no longer has gold reserves.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio studios.
The Prime Minister’s office – with his bedroom next door.
What to tell the public in case of a nuclear attack.
Civil defence area.
The entrance from the Bonnechere River.
Nineteenth century British Army commander Viscount Wolseley’s statue was paid for by public subscription.
The public paid for this statue of 19th century General Charles James Napier that sits in Trafalgar Square.
A typical cell. This one is furnished for the tourists – the rest of them are empty.
Separate quarters for family visitation and conjugal visitation. (We pamper our prisoners.)
I had a different graphic chosen to illustrate this post and decided against using it. It was classic conspiracy theory – suggesting those liking things as diverse as Starbucks to jazz music were involved in witchcraft. I decided it was just too offensive, even if it did provide a perfect illustration of small minds at work..