Lilypon started a thread in June in which she wrote
Thought it would be nice to see everyone's pictures of places, in your province, that you'd like others to see.
It's taken me quite awhile to take action and get some pics but today a friend and I decided to play tourist in Ottawa. We didn't get nearly as much done as we had wished and hope to go back for day 2 at some point. But here are the pics. And since there 110 posts on the previous thread, I hope Lilypon will forgive me for starting a new one.
We started out fairly early. The changing of the guard on Parliament Hill is a summer show and August 23 is the last one for the season. The weather was great and we decided not to miss it. We arrived on the Hill early enough to wander around for awhile and to book a Centre Block tour after the changing of the guard. For those who might not know, the changing of the guard is a time honoured military ceremony but it is performed by university students who will shortly be heading back to school. Being a member of the band is a plum summer student job.
Here is the newly refurbished Library of Parliament. This is the only part of the original Parliament buildings which survived the fire of 1916.
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