Saturday brought an early start to the day; Jess and I co-chaired two sessions on Canadian Architecture. The first session was such a succes that the second session was completely full, standing room only! The paper topics ranged from Gothic Revival churches and rectories, to architectural theory, to environmental design; the variety was amazing and both Jess and I are grateful to the presenters in our session for making it a success.
After a long day of conferencing, Jess and I ran around Ottawa taking in the sites and arrived at the Parliament Buildings just in time for "magic light"!
As the lights went down, we noticed a crowd of people was gathering across the street; it was a ghost tour...obviously we bought tickets and joined the crowd! We didn't see any ghosts, but we did see the post-mortem plaster cast of D'Arcy Mcgee's hand and a chandelier made of human hair!
Sunday we all dispersed...Barry went back to BC, Malcolm, Jess and I went back Toronto, and Peter stayed at home in Ottawa. The next stop for the Malcolmites...Winnipeg in March...that's right...March...it's going to be a bloody cold meeting for the M-mites, but it should be fun!