Meanwhile, in an unknown dimension found in a dastardly rip in the time-space continuum...
Welcome to 30 Days of Photos, where
yadda, yadda, yadda, 18 hijacked hooligans bloggers are being forced unmercifully participating in posting a photo a day for a frakkin' month 30 days. Here are the other 17 suckers you can visit after you've been here:
Ziva, Mike, Nicky & Mike, Mo, Meleah, Bryan, Mariann, Malissa, Nora, Laughing Mom, Tanya, Elizabeth, 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine
Okay, I know you guys have missed my little history lessons, so sit back and enjoy.
This is a picture of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. It was built to commemorate Canada's centennial - hence the name - and unveiled in 1967 on, uh, the, like, centennial of our confederation in 1867. The shields of our 10 provinces and two of our territories rim the edge of the flame. Nunavut, our third territory is missing as it wasn't created until 1999. Up until then it was part of the Northwest Territories. (Disclaimer: I was the Director General of Communications at Indian Affairs and Northern Development when the government created Nunavut and oversaw the communications and public affairs associated with it - alas no shield in the fountain.)
Many visitors to the flame throw coins into the fountain that surrounds it. Odd, eh? These people pay taxes, then come to Ottawa and throw more money at the government. They won't be throwing their pennies in there soon as the government has decided to stop making them. Soon it'll be a nickel for their thoughts. Talk about inflation.