Okay... I have to admit it.
I have never been to the Royal Canadian Mint. You know. The place that MAKES MONEY for nearly half the countries around the world. The beautiful building that was used in the last scene of the 2005 movie "The Constant Gardener".
Yep... never been there. Even though it's been nearly in my backyard since 1976.
A mere stone's throw from my home (although, if I threw a stone I would surely be in trouble --that's alotta glass windows) and I had never even stepped foot inside.
Until Friday that is.
With Canada Day fast approaching, and this being the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, I wanted to get my hands on a few commemorative Toonies that were on sale. So I got off my butt and played "Tourist", snapping photos of
a Mountie Moose:
Lush gardens and pools inside the foyer:
with Canada Geese making an official appearance of course:
And while I was there, I made sure to pick up a few rolls of pennies; struck for only 4 months, the 2012 penny will be our last.
It was fun alright.
And it only took me 36 years to travel a few blocks to get there.
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