More shots from the observation deck of the Peace Tower today. This view to the north looks out to downtown Gatineau across the Alexandria Bridge. Along the shore, the building with the green domes near the centre of the shot is home to the Museum of Civilization. I'll have to get over there sometime soon. Looming beyond the city are the Gatineau Hills.
The Library of Parliament was the only part of the original Centre Block to survive the 1916 fire. It's linked to the rest of the building, but was saved by a clerk who managed to close the heavy iron doors before the fire could spread inside.
A look to the northeast gives us a look at Nepean Point and the National Gallery. The iceberg, so to speak, continues to shelter the scaffolding while the glass replacement continues, but the glass tower is more exposed now than it was a few weeks ago when I last photographed it.
And this look east gives us a view of the Gallery, Notre Dame, Major's Hill Park, and the U.S. Embassy on the other side of the park. I have to get down into the park for a couple of shots before snow starts here.
We'll finish our circle with the East Block. Beyond it you can see the diagonal line of the Rideau Canal, and the Chateau Laurier and Government Conference Centre on the other side. More from other portions of the Peace Tower to come; there's a chamber lower in the Tower that I want to show you on Remembrance Day.
Bravo to the brave clerk who saved the library from fire.ReplyDelete
He earned his pay!Delete
Yes, bravo. And thanks for these. And yes, please do go to the museum. I've always wanted to visit it. ;-)ReplyDelete
I will! There's a temporary exhibit there for a few months I want to photograph, on voodoo.Delete
What spectacular viewsReplyDelete
Really fantastic views!ReplyDelete
In any season, too.Delete
I like these even better than yesterday's posts!ReplyDelete
An interesting story and some breathtaking views!ReplyDelete
It's a pleasure to show it off!Delete
Love the pictures, William. Such grand buildings. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Makes me want to visit you!ReplyDelete
It's an inviting city!Delete
What a good tour guide you are! Lots of places I haven't been but should.ReplyDelete
When I see your page, I see places I haven't been to in much too long.Delete
All very interesting; thank you.ReplyDelete
Very nice views from the excellent observation deck. Good thing it was a nice day. I like your previous post on the 'Heights' theme. That is high up.ReplyDelete
Lot of rock climbing done in the Cascades. Come on over. MB
I've spent some time in the Canadian rockies climbing; these days it's more or less on rock faces in my part of the continent!Delete
What a great spot for the city view! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
It is a great view over the river. And the library roof - it still amazes me (so glad it survived!)ReplyDelete
I really have to get in there sometime!Delete
These photos make me feel very proud of Canada!ReplyDelete
They do have that effect for me...Delete
Lovely shots William!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eve!Delete