Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The New Montréal Planetarium  located close to the Biodôme, offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy. Its arrival marks a defining moment in the consolidation of the Space for Life, the world’s first ever site dedicated to both human beings and nature. Together, the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and the Planetarium form the Space for Life, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada.

With its bold design, the new Planetarium incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria. It uses cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through two complementary shows – one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey.

A true pioneer in the field, this Planetarium redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Tulip Festival, Ottawa, Canada

The Canadian Tulip Festival was born with the gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs done by Princess Juliana of the Netherlands in 1945 in Ottawa to thank the role Canada played in the liberation of the Netherlands, and they offered refuge in Ottawa, to the members of the royal family during the Second World War. It is the largest of its kind in North America and it also celebrates the arrival of spring flowering public places in Ottawa with a million of tulips of 50 varieties. The greater presence of tulips is in the gardens of Commissioners Park, at Lake Dow but you can also find various appearances of the festival throughout the city. The tulip is the official flower of Ottawa and it also became the floral symbol of international friendship. The international community adds shows to the festival; exhibitions and cultural performances reflecting cultural diversity in the city.

Tips

Spend 2 days in town, it’s worth it, you can enjoy the day to visit the park and see some shows or just know the city in the evening. There are free concerts, shows, children’s activities, etc.
There is an official opening ceremony with a parade of vintage cars and a closing ceremony with fireworks at Dow’s Lake.

 
This year (2015) it will be held from May 8th to 18th.

 

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, La Plata, Argentine- Part 2

The interior of the church has five aisles or vessels, the main with an interior height of 37metres. The pilasters are constructed of local stone from Mar del Plata. The ground is covered in finely polished granite so that it acquires the appearance of marble, and the great characteristic strength of the material. The stained glass windows are of French or German origin, but at this level everything is far from being completed. The workshop of stained glass works at La Plata create new ones.
Many artists have worked to build this great sanctuary. Noteworthy is the work of Mahlknecht brothers, with the Austrian sculptors Leo Moroder and Michel Shenke who have created remarkable wood carvings, the crucified Christ, carved from a single piece (except arms) in a timber guatambu oak cross. The brothers Mahlknecht sculpted the choir, the throne of the archbishop and the confessionals. Moderate carved the statue of Mary that is near the archbishopric.
The Cathedral Museum is located in the crypt where they show models, drawings, plans and religious objects too. There are historical photos and instruments, as well as carving patterns and other ornaments. This museum is intended to raise awareness of the need to know and protect cultural heritage in general and the city in particular.

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