Military Monday

It’s War on the Streets of Paris is a post with a map on the Maps Mania blog,

Around 15% of Paris’ streets have names which are related to battles, soldiers and/or resistance fighters. Streets which are named for important battles are coloured green . Streets coloured blue are named after generals and other important military figures. Heroes of the French resistance are commemorated in the streets coloured red on the map.

The areas around the Arc de Triomphe and the Bastille-Arsenal both have a large concentration of streets bearing military related names.

It set me to thinking about streets in Ottawa commemorating the military. There’s Col By Drive, Wellington Street, Vimy Place (and Bridge), Juno Street, Pretoria Bridge, and Breadner Boulevard. How many am I missing?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *