Thursday, July 02, 2015

Grace notes for Canada Day

Andrew Potter has the bright idea of letting Donald Creighton describe the first Canada Day.
By nine o’clock, the public buildings and many large houses were illuminated all across Canada… When true darkness had at last fallen, the firework displays began; and simultaneously throughout the four provinces, the night was assaulted by minute explosions of coloured light, as the roman candles popped away, and the rockets raced up into the sky…
Image: The Gargoyle blog, at the Ottawa Citizen
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