Monday, July 31, 2006

And The Winner Is...

Oh, look what I got! I won an Oscar in the category of 'Best Friend'. The Oscar was kindly presented to me by Yolis. I never dreamt that one day I would be famous and all. Please tell me, do YOU believe I'm a star now? Do you think they'll cast me in lots of movies? Do I look like an Actor? And what does it take to be someone's best friend?

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Casino Rat

Now here I am in front of a wonderful fountain, in one of many casino's of Toronto. No, I didn't win any money there. I don't care too much for money, Money can't buy me love.

Friday, July 28, 2006

CN Tower, Toronto

Imagine this! Me, Woody, the Rat from Vlezenbeek, in the World's Tallest Building! Yes, I visited the CN Tower in Toronto. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is Canada’s National Tower. Located at a height of 342 m (1,122 ft) I found a Glass Floor (!) and the Outdoor Observation Deck, where I did enjoy an amazing view. Oh my God, I must admit, it gave me a bit of vertigo.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Casa Loma, Canada

Here you see me with Freya and her friend in front of Toronto's famous Casa Loma Landmark (click on pictures to enlarge).

Sir Henry Pellatt, the dreamer behind Casa Loma, was born in Kingston, Ontario on January 6, 1859 to British parents. Ambitious from his youth, Sir Henry left his studies at Upper Canada College when he was seventeen to pursue a career in commerce in the family business. By the age of 23 he became a full partner in his father's stock brokerage firm, from that time on known as Pellatt and Pellatt. That year was also marked by his marriage to Mary Dodgeson, whom he met when he was twenty. Even as a young man, Henry Pellatt embraced the spirit of the family motto "Devant Si Je Puis" - "Foremost if I can." Travels in Europe gave him the love for fine art and architecture which would spur his vision of Casa Loma, his "house on the hill."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Subway Rat

So, Here I am in The Toronto Subway, waiting for my train to come. Now here's some history: The Union Station-to-Eglinton section of the Yonge Street subway - Toronto's first - opened in 1954. You can read more about Toronto's Public Transportation here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Some Pictures... at last!

Hello Everyone! I'm so sorry that it took so much time to tell you about all the things that happened to me since I left my hometown, more than a month ago. In the next days you'll find where I was and what I did all this time. First I left for Toronto, Canada with Yolis. Can you imagine me on an airplane? Yes, I was a little nervous, but all went well. Come & See tomorrow for more pictures of my journey...