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What a beautiful and historic old town. When travelling in Eastern Ontario, the area between Kingston and Brockville and the fantastic places in between are well worth a 2 or 3 day stop-over.

To discover something of interest about Kingston:

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Villanueva Mansion

 

 

You’ve seen it. Probably driven by it a million times and never really took the time to take a close look. Well, here is your chance to take a closer look and to find out what the story behind the place is.

click the link to view and enjoy: “The Rest of the Story

De la Rama Mansion

 

Another in our series on the: Sights & Sounds of Ilo². The abandoned De la Rama Mansion which has a really interesting back story. Make sure to check it out.

 

 

click on the link to view and enjoy: “The Rest of the Story“.

Filipino Homes

Many Filipinos live in homes just like the one pictured above. They live happy and contented lives…

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8004 Orthodox Church in Attu

8007 The Port of Unalaska as seen by Louis Choris in late summer 1816.

The first Orthodox Chapel to be built was built by group of fisheries workers who had settled in Umnak on what is now Unalaska Island in the late 1760’s. The original church is shown in the Alaska State Library’s Heritage Collection photo above and the settlement is shown in the painting by Louis Choris in 1816. The territory was claimed by the Russians after its discovery and exploration by Vitus Behring in the 1740s. Continue Reading

Pope Francis will be in the Philippines from January 15 to January 19, 2015, for a state and pastoral visit. View his complete itinerary by clicking on the ‘GO’ button below:

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Ketchikan and area are situated in a “Temperate Rain Forest”, an interesting factoid, given that it is in Alaska. But don’t that fool you! We’ll talk about that a little later.

Ketchikan then named itself “Salmon Capital of the World”. Hmm!

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