Coming into Major's Hill Park, this statue of Colonel John By stands looking west, on the bluffs above the Rideau Canal of which he designed and oversaw the construction. The soil around the statue and behind will be filled with tulips in May.
A short walk away in the park are the foundation stones of the home he and his family lived in while the Canal was being built. It was a home for British officers after their departure, until the house burned down some years later. An interpretive panel stands close by.
Artifacts found on the site are preserved in bronze on other small panels.
The York Steps are one path out of the park, a staircase down into the Byward Market, beside the American embassy. This first set of steps gives us a view of the Peace Tower over on Parliament Hill, and the complete staircase is often used by wedding photographers bringing a wedding party over from the park.
Some additional shots from the park coming in tomorrow's post....