Thursday 8 February 2018

Exploring Ottawa

I love Ottawa and it was great to get back after a number of years. This is my first trip during the winter. The Ottawa sign is located at the entrance to the ByWard Market.

Here are the eight locks that connect the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River. It was taken from the Wellington Street Bridge.

The East Block of the Parliament Buildings taken from the same bridge.

The War of 1812 Monument.

Our beautiful Parliament Building, also know as the Centre Block, in which the House of Commons sits. I'll have to go sometime during Question Period. It would be interesting to observe in person.

Here is the controversial rink that was built on the Parliament lawn for our nation's 150th birthday. I think it was well worth it.

The Centennial Flame.

The Bank of Canada has a museum attached. Entrance to the museum is free. Although it is geared to young adults, I found quite a few interesting artifacts. There is a large display regarding crypto-currency.

Although it was difficult to take photos due to the colourful lighting throughout, I did manage to get a decent one of the printing plate fro a $1,000 bill.

The Bank of Canada.

Here is the highest court in the land, The Supreme Court of Canada. Tours are available. On my list of things to do on my next visit.

The National Archives. I went inside and there is a large exhibition going on but I didn't have the time. Another thing to put on my list of places to visit in the future.

All these buildings are on Wellington Street. It might be one of the most interesting streets in Canada.

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