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Navettes Provençales (Sweet France)

06 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Navettes Provençales are a crunchy, barely sweet cookie shaped like a boat to commemorate the arrival by boat of St. Lazarus, Mary Magdalene, and Saint Martha to Provence over 2000 years ago. A specialty of Marseille, they come in three traditional forms: the navette traditionnelle uses fleur d’oranger; the navette Marseillaise leaves out the orange flower water, and […]

Vancouver: Aquabus & Science World

06 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

The Aquabus is a privately owned and operated ferry service that provides commuter and sightseeing services to locations all along False Creek in central Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Aquabus started service in 1986. The Aquabus Ferry Company fleet is currently composed of twelve vessels divided into two classes: Seven Traditional Aquabus vessels (running year round with a carrying capacity of twelve, […]

Casa Milà (La Pedrera) – Barcelona

06 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (meaning ‘The Quarry’), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1905–1910, being considered officially completed in 1912. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain. It was a controversial design at the time for the bold forms of the undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration of the […]