The Wellington County Museum


Last weekend we visit the Wellington County Museum located between Fergus and Elora in Ontario, Canada.  It was built in 1877 for refugee and poor people from Wellington County.

When you visit this place, it really shows you just how large the holes in old society used to be. It can be overwhelming at times to think of how easily you would’ve ended up in a place like this a hundred years ago. There are other exhibits there that change regularly, but the most powerful part of the experience is the poorhouse. It’s not only fine for kids to visit this place, but it gives them something valuable to think about, as opposed to another theme park visit. Museum is free by donation and it’s worth the drive!

I took some pictures and I will share with you . Enjoy them.

The most important exhibit is about how poor people use to live in here.

One of the exhibition was about WW I.

It is a great place to learn about local and Canadian History.

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Tulum


When I was in Mexico I coul not resist to visit one of the last fortress of Mayan civilization,Tulum.  It was very enlightening to be in a place with so much history.

Tulum also known as Zama (dawn) because was one of the first places where the dawn breaks in Mayan region. Tulum was the one of the most important commercial port of the east coast with high degree of influence.

The government was administrated by Batab who, with military backing, controlled the society which was made up of nobility, specialist and workers. Just like the White House today.

Everyday life was intertwining with politics, magical religious rituals, arts and astronomical observations. Most of the astronomical observations were related to planet Venus, the morning and the evening star. At down following the longest night of the year sunlight illuminates the window of the top of the Descending God Temple creating the image of the Venus star. This phenomenon occurs twice a year,around 21 December, for winter solstice, and 21 June, for summer solstice.

The magical religious rituals were held at the Castle where the Hight Priest sacrificed only the best of the mayan people to please the their Gods. Arts was held at the Mural Temple where mayan people paint murals with bright colors.

Tulum fortification not only allowed to control internal activities and to protect its residence it also marked the difference between the elite class and the common Mayan people who lived outside of the walls.

Tulum decline began at the time when Hispanic navigators arrive in the Yucatan peninsula.


If you are in Mexico I recommend Tulum to be one of the places to be visited.

 

Playa del Carmen


We had a nice vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We went to Blue bay Esmeralda resort. It was beautiful, away from the canadian cold.

Trip to Romania IV


These are the last pictures from our vacation in Romania. They are from Resita, Gradinari village and The dam reservoir Trei Ape.

Trip to Romania II


Timişoara is a city where the old part and the new part of the city blends through the beauty of its parks. Here is the place were I’ve done university and lived before I came to Canada. That is why we had to stop to visit some places closest to our heart. Children’s Park, Roses Park and Piata Operei.