Entrance to the Gatineau River
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Entrance to the Gatineau River

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Palavras-chave: river, snow, ice, bridge, church, winter

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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatineau_River

The Gatineau River is a river in western Quebec, Canada, which rises in lakes north of the Baskatong Reservoir and flows south to join the Ottawa River at the city of Gatineau, Quebec.

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A: Paroisse St-François-De-Sales, Gatineau, Quebec

Por Martin Broomfield, 240 metros de distância

The original chapel was built on the banks of the Gatineau River, in 1880-1881. The current St-Franço...

Paroisse St-François-De-Sales, Gatineau, Quebec

B: Ice Fisherman, Ottawa River

Por Martin Broomfield, 410 metros de distância

In the winter, the surface of the Ottawa River freezes over. Fisherman venture out on the ice and dri...

Ice Fisherman, Ottawa River

C: First Snowfall, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.4 Km de distância

First snowfall of the winter. The gardens of Rideau Hall. The house within the grounds has been the o...

First Snowfall, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

D: Totem Pole, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.4 Km de distância

Presented to Sir Harold Rupert Leofric in July, 1946, Governor General 1946 - 1952. He became an Hono...

Totem Pole, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

E: First winter snow. Totem Pole, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.4 Km de distância

Presented to Sir Harold Rupert Leofric in July, 1946, Governor General 1946 - 1952. He became an Hono...

First winter snow. Totem Pole, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

F: Rideau Falls, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.4 Km de distância

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rideau_FallsThe Rideau Falls are two waterfalls located ...

Rideau Falls, Ottawa

G: Osmosis Statue, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.5 Km de distância

Osmosis, by the Saskatchewan artist Susan Stomberg. The statue was installed in the Rideau Hall garde...

Osmosis Statue, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

H: Rideau Falls, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.5 Km de distância

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rideau_FallsThe Rideau Falls are two waterfalls located ...

Rideau Falls, Ottawa

I: Ice Covering, Rideau Falls, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.5 Km de distância

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rideau_FallsThe Rideau Falls are two waterfalls located ...

Ice Covering, Rideau Falls, Ottawa

J: Old City Hall, Ottawa

Por Martin Broomfield, 1.5 Km de distância

Old City Hall, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. The original building was constructed in 1958 and expanded i...

Old City Hall, Ottawa

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Quebec

Esta é uma visão geral de Quebec

Quebec is the largest province in Canada and the only one with French as its official language. It takes its name from an Algonquin word meaning "narrows" where the St. Lawrence River cuts deeply through rock cliffs.

Quebec has strong nationalistic feelings about its identity within Canada and has almost seceded twice (in fact, Quebec has held two referendums in order to seperate but it was not THAT successful.. though in 1996 it was really close...). It recently (as of 2006) acquired symbolic status as a Quebecois nation within Canada.

Quebec was founded in 1763 when France signed Canada over to Britain; the ceremonial head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, and the country's government functions as a parliamentary democracy.

That being said, we are free to talk about poutine.

Poutine is an amazing gastronomic assault weapon invented by a truck driver in 1957. If the Abominable Snowman could be a food, it would be poutine. Poutine is the heavy artillery of the food domain.

Like the foundation to the house, the hull to the ship, like a Red Cross blood drive to Count Dracula, is poutine to Canadians.

Now let me stop here to tell you: this is not the only amazing food combination that a truck driver has come up with. In Pittsburgh there's a place called Primanti's that serves sandwiches with both french fries AND coleslaw piled on top. They're too big to pick up even with both hands. Legend has it that a trucker with no time to spare ordered a plate of food, mashed it all between two pieces of bread and took it on the road.

Well, poutine has a similarly glorious beginning except it's about sixteen million times better (and that's saying a lot).

A hungry truck driver came into Fernand LaChance's restaurant one day and ordered LaChance's special potatos and cheese curds combination. Then he asked for a side order of gravy and POURED IT RIGHT INTO THE BAG ON TOP OF THE FRIES!!!

The earth shook, stars fell from the sky and a few deep sea creatures stirred in the muck as he plunked down at a table, ripped the bag apart and ate the whole thing.

Thus poutine was born and it is here to stay, probably in your arteries somewhere next to the bacon. Empires may crumble and fall, mountains may wear down to dust, glaciers may creep across the face of the deserts but a Canadian's love for poutine will echo onward through the madness of space, for all time.

The End.

Text by Steve Smith.

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