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The Chinese Temple Murals And Statues of Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum’s Bishop White Gallery is a corner of the museum I have visited often over the past forty years. It houses a world-renowned collection of Chinese temple murals and Buddhist and Taoist statuary,  most of which date … Continue reading

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Anishinaabeg Beadwork & Painting Exhibit At The Royal Ontario Museum

I should have gone in June or July!  The Royal Ontario Museum  hosted an exhibit (June 17 to November 19, 2017) titled Anishinaabeg: Art and Power which recently closed.  Sad to say,  I forgot all about it until the day before … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – The Temples of Lalitpur (Patan)

Related Post: The Kathmandu Valley and Its UNESCO World Heritage Sites Nepal’s Kathmandu valley does not lack for dazzling religious and royal palace architecture.  The map below shows some of the seven sites that have made the UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley: The Temples of Bhaktapur

Related Post: The Kathmandu Valley & its UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites Of the three major towns in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur –  it is the last one, with a name which translates as the city (pur) … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 7 – From Pickerel Bay To Hartley Bay To Recollet Falls and Home

Previous Post: Day 6 – From N of Dead Island To Pickerel Bay  Day 7 – Pickerel Bay to Hartley Bay Marina To Recollet Falls and Home distance: 8.6 km time:  8:10 a.m. start –  9:30 a.m. finish portages/rapids: 0 … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Days 6 – To Pickerel Bay (The Elephants)

Previous Post: Day 5 – From CS 723 To Bass Creek to FR Park East Side  Day 6 – From CS 913 North of Dead Island to Pickerel Bay (CS633) distance: 18.2 km (and some hill scrambling) time: 8:30 a.m.; finish 2:20 p.m. … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 5 – To Bass Creek and the Park’s East Side

Previous Post: Day 4 – From West to East – Up, Down and Across the FR Delta Day 5 – To Bass Creek to French River Prov. Park East Side distance: 19.4 km (includes a side trip to Bass Lake and some hill … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 4 – From West to East – Up, Down and Across the French River Delta

Previous Post: Day 3 – Bustard Islands Camp To Eagle Nest Point  Day 4 – From West to East – Up, Down and Across the French River Delta distance: 18.2 km time:   8:35 a.m.; finish 4:15 p.m. portages/rapids:  3 + a few … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta:: Day 3 -The Bustards To Eagle Nest Point

Previous Post: Day 2 – From the Elbow  To The Bustard islands Day 3 – From The Bustards To Eagle Nest Point distance: 17.9 km time:   8:35 a.m.; finish 2:20 p.m. portages/rapids:  1  (75 m – Tanvat I.) weather: sunny and hot; some … Continue reading

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Canoeing Georgian Bay’s French River Delta: Day 2 – From The Elbow to The Bustards

Previous Post: Day 1 – Hartley Bay Marina to The Elbow Day 2 – From The Elbow To The Bustards distance: 13.7 km time:   9:00 a.m.; finish 2:25 p.m. portages/rapids:  1  P18 – 240m Dalles Rapids  weather: sunny and hot; some SW wind; … Continue reading

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