Tulips @ the airport?

Found these lovely, creative tulip chairs at the departure lounge at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
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Tulip chairs @ Ottawa Airport

Did you know?
In 1945, the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, in the Second World War. The most noteworthy event during their time in Canada was the birth in 1943 of Princess Margriet to Princess Juliana at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The maternity ward was declared to be officially a temporary part of international territory, so that she would be born in no country and would inherit only her Dutch citizenship from her mother. In 1946, Juliana sent another 20,500 bulbs requesting that a display be created for the hospital, and promised to send 10,000 more bulbs each year. [Info from Wikipedia]

Check out Tulip Festival in Ottawa official site for more detail: http://tulipfestival.ca/site/about/en The festival claims to be the world’s largest tulip festival, displaying over one million tulips, with attendance of over 500,000 visitors annually.

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