Prudence Heward hoped Canadian art would be “Canadian in feeling, yet universal; modern, yet timeless.” (via @gallerydotca)

Toronto harbour in 1879. William Armstrong paints the triumphant return of champion rower Ned Hanlan. (via @MackenzieHouse)

The expression ‘happy as a clam’ was originally ‘happy as a clam in the mud at high tide’—the only time of day when it can’t be dug up. (via @HaggardHawks)

Even a junk can sparkle in Hong Kong: British Colony for a century and a half, crossroads of the orient forever, it seems • #HongKong #香港 #China #中国 (via @sasapetricic)