Winnipeg's Da Vinci Code
Sometimes there are places that are so mysterious and so clouded in lore that you dare never enter them. Shadowy places recessed into the deep dark corners of the world where only the brave (or not-that-smart) would tread.
Winnipeg has one of these places and it's....
The Manitoba Legislature.
No really, if you didn't know, the Manitoba Legislature was built by a mason architect and while designing the building, he incorporated numerous mystical symbols into it. These mysteries went unnoticed for a 100 years until a plucky young historian sussed them out and now, the whole thing is part of one of Winnipeg's most fascinating tours.
Recently, we were lucky enough to tag along with Heartland Travel (the evil geniuses behind the tour) as they took us through the Ledge's hallowed halls.
In the main room, Don of Heartland (that's him in the photo) explained about it was built on masonic principles from the way the light hits the statues, to the reason there are 13 light fixtures in every hallway (spooky) to the real reason those two bison are standing guard.
As you wind your way through the tale, a story begins to reveal itself from inside and out. Each pillar, each statue, each decoration is more than it seems.
Once you're done, you will be enlightened, you will be energized, you will be changed forever. (I could be over doing this a little, but it is just really, really cool.)
If you'd like to go, visit this link for more info.
And if you see Dan Brown, tell him we've got the real Da Vinci Code happening here. (Oh, and try and get me his autograph.)