Tulip Festival 2015

The Tulip Festival is here!

The festival celebrates the friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. During World War 2, Canada provided help to the Dutch royal family. As thanks, they send us 20,000 tulip bulbs every year.

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The celebration includes live music, art workshops and tea parties.

We went to see the flowers and fireworks. There were also a bunch of statues and sculptures throughout the park. I am impressed with the painted tulip statues. Each one is a work of art.

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One of them seems to be made of live plants.

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My phone camera unfortunately could not properly capture any close-up shots of the flowers, so I took a bunch of landscape photos. Most of these have been edited.

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I think next time I need to bring my DSLR camera; it takes awesome close-up shots. Still, I’m happy with the photos I took, especially the one with a gigantic tree.

When it got dark, we grabbed a beavertail and checked out the fireworks.

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I’m glad that at least a few of the fireworks photos turned out well. They were tricky to capture. I’m also happy that the flowers are blooming again; after the long winter we had, it’s about time!

Thanks for stopping by!

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