On Sunday, August 12th, we left Avonlea and headed south. We wanted to stop at the Big Muddy, near Coronach, but we found out that most of the things to see are on private property so the best way to see anything is to book a tour of the Big Muddy. Good to know.
So, we headed off to Willow Bunch to visit their museum. We'd heard it was a good little museum so we figured we'd have a look.
We started off in the most popular gallery about the renowned giant from Willow Bunch, Édouard Beaupré. He was born in 1881, the eldest of 20 children. At the age of four, he began to grow more than normal. By age 9, he was 6 feet tall and by the time he was 21 years old, he was 8 feet 2.5 inches. He was an excellent horseman and initially wanted to do that for his living. However, he decided to go on the road and became a star of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. In 1902, he contracted tuberculosis and in 1904, he died in St. Louis where he was to perform at the St. Louis World's Fai…
I was downloading some videos that we've just taken when I decided to flip through some old photos from our adventures while living overseas. This is a photo that we took during our trip to Varanasi, India.
We were in a vehicle and we passed this procession of women, in their beautifully dyed saris. I always feel uncomfortable photographing people and these two women just happened to look at me as I shot the photo. They didn't seem to mind and it remains one of my favourite photos.