This being the national capital of Canada, it seems entirely appropriate to begin with two shots from Parliament Hill. I will be shooting pics here on a regular basis. It seems I'll have to take the tour that the tourists take to show you some of the interior. The Hill is a busy place these days. While the politicians are still away on summer recess, the buildings themselves are in the midst of some extensive restoration work. Here is one of my favourite places to shoot: an arched entrance at the East Block, which perfectly frames the Peace Tower in the Centre Block.
Close by on the East Block, we find this doorway. It's been the subject of some of the restoration work recently, with sandblasting and general cleaning up well underway. I love the detail of the carving above. It's only now, while getting this post together, that I realize the photo has just a smidge of a tilt. I told you this was a learning process!