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Orillia Ontario Canada ~ Leacock Museum ~ Boat House ~ Heritage Site ~ Rembrandt tulips

Tulips originated in Asia and were brought to Europe during the 16th century. By the 17th century Holland was experiencing a Golden Age. There was a lot of demand for luxury items such as tulips, by the newly rich. The bi-color tulips were rare enough to command high prices and demand soon outstripped supply. Prices escalated tempting even tradesmen to give up their professions and trade in tulip bulbs. 268

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Photo taken @ Orillia on 11 May 2016 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - - 64 Million Views - Thank / Flickr)

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