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Take Your seat, together

Photographic Pairs

The pairs below are a few favourites from our global Take Your Seat, together series. 

 

A red and white director’s chair serves as a symbol of both our joy and responsibility to take care of our planet, ourselves, and each other. One chair journeyed throughout the world.

 

One chair now unites us all!

To see how these pairs are used to connect countries and cultures, in events, exhibitions, books, and more, please visit our page on Diplomacy.

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Tbilisi and Toronto

"Tbilisi’s Kakhidze Music Centre and Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall are both home to a symphony of joy that resonates across continents. The harmony of a live performance is a sound that lands softly on the ears of Canadians and Georgians alike."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Georgia

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Kaçkar Mountains and Vancouver Island 

"We live in an incredible world if we but choose to see it. The verdant beauty of a rainforest deep in the Kaçkar Mountains and its match on Vancouver Island, makes ‘seeing’ an easy choice, and 'protecting' a shared responsibility."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Türkiye

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Ulsan and Nova Scotia

"Ships passing by Ulsan and Briar Island’s lighthouses today rely on modern technology to guide them. That said, the reassurance that a light remains to lead the way still provides a comfort illuminated by a shared history and tradition."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Korea

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Casablanca and Montreal

"With equal reverence, Montreal’s Mile End Cathedral and Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque remind us that we share a belief in something greater than ourselves."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Morocco

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Montreal and Marrakech

"Connected by a shared appetite for mouth-watering tradition, a bakery in Montreal joins its sister shop in Marrakech. In both cities, wood fires and brick ovens warm our hearts and our stomachs."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Morocco

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Niagara and Boseong

"Wine from Niagara and tea from Boseong are artfully connected by rows of well-manicured green. Glass or cup, cheers to us all!"

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Korea

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Hong Kong and Toronto

"What connects us to a city? Hong Kong and Toronto share an abundance of answers. Towering over all? An unwavering conviction that here, anything is possible."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Hong Kong

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Mississauga and Nara

"Tranquility transcends geography as Nature, in a universal expression of peace, creates a gentle moment that connects our two countries."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Japan

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Marrakech and Acadia

"A universal love of music strikes a common chord between a fiddler in New Brunswick and a Moroccan qanun musician. Harmony transcends geography once again."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Morocco

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Merzouga and Ontario

"Indigenous Peoples of both countries remind us of a history that transcends the past. To both Berber and First Nations, what once was remains the present as each celebrates a living history in dance and song."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Morocco

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Georgian Bay and the Andaman Sea 

"Turquoise waters caress a rocky shoreline in Georgian Bay and the Andaman Sea, unaware of geography. Surprising in one, expected in another, the same sun reflects a memorable colour in both countries."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Thailand

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Bangkok and Toronto 

"Our chair surfs a human wave that floods the streets of Bangkok and Toronto to usher in the new year. In this moment, the past is washed away. Happy New Year! Sawasdee pi mai! Bonne année! In any language, sheer joy speaks ever so loudly!"

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Thailand

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Antalya and Quebec

"The same sun rises and sets over all of us. However, on the Mediterranean and the Saint Lawrence, she shines just a little brighter and lingers just a little longer."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Türkiye

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Budapest and Saint John

"6000 kilometres separate Budapest's Central Market Hall from Saint John City Market, yet our shared love of food travels that distance in a heartbeat."

Excerpt from Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Hungary

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