Wednesday, June 08, 2011

World Heritage Update: Rideau Canal

This week, I had the opportunity to visit the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. It is one of the best-preserved 19th-century North American canals, built partially as a defense should the US block the St. Lawrence Seaway.

This is my 48th World Heritage Site visited, so I'm up to 5.3% briefly before more are inscribed later this month. Since I've visited none of the candidates, that will drop my percentage back down again.

I was in Ottawa 15 years ago, but I don't remember making it to the canal. If I come across the pictures that prove otherwise, I'll update my World Heritage page to reflect the visit.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Where's Jon? Estonia Edition

It's time for the latest in a continuing series of posts where I examine the pictures conference organizers post and try to find myself in them. This time, it's last month's conference in Estonia, where the game was somewhat tricky.

See me in that picture? It's not easy, but I'm there in the upper left.