Photographer's Note

There's nothing more enjoyable in Ottawa in May than being bombarded by such scenes at the famous Canadian Tulip Festival. The festival originated in the fall of 1945, when Princess Juliana of the Netherlands presented Ottawa with 100,000 tulip bulbs in appreciation of the safe haven that members of Holland's exiled royal family received during WW2 in Ottawa and in recognition of the role of Canadian troops in Holland's liberation. I can imagine the Japanese Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season in comparison to this festival that draws in many thousands of admirers from all over Canada. I have myself fallen prey to the lure of the event, taking special delight in those having such a great time... :-) -- and I am sure I must have struck just the same pose as my unsuspecting subject! (At least no TrekEarther was near--or so I hope)

Here I was struck by the "double portrait" I spotted... almost cheek to cheek :-)

If you care to see, the duotone version is in the Workshop.

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Additional Photos by Sarolta Gyoker (designsoul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 139 N: 3112] (17843)
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