Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Tulips Of Parliament Hill

Aside from flowerbeds, tulips can be found in planters around Ottawa and Gatineau. Here at the entrance to Parliament Hill, tulips can be found alongside the statue of Henry Harper. Check out this link for an earlier post about him that explains who he was and why he merits such a prominent location.


I have photographed from this place before, and will do so again. At the East Block, a large arched entrance offers a wonderful way to frame the Peace Tower on the Center Block. At the base, you can make out that line of colour. Tulip beds line the north edge of the lawn here on Parliament Hill.


There was a mix in the beds this year, but generally each year, red tulips must be prominent.



I have more from the Hill tomorrow.




31 comments:

  1. I just can't get over how many there are and how beautiful and cheerful they make everything look. And yes, the frame is wonderful.

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  2. I love that framed shot. This tour of the tulips has been wonderful!

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  3. I wonder if the architect envisioned that view of the tower when he designed it.

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  4. No place can escape the tulips! Thank goodness! Love that 2nd shot - nicely configured!

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  5. beautiful and i really like that 2nd shot! a lot!

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  6. Linda: thank you.

    Ciel: they do brighten things up.

    Halcyon: thanks!

    Stuart: well the east block predates this centre block which was rebuilt after the 1916 fire. But it is likely the position of the first tower was in the same place.

    Lowell: thank you.

    Tanya: thanks!

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  7. Henry Harper? Is there a connection?

    Love all the tulips! Creation is an amazing thing....

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  8. I really like how you framed the tower. I also like that it has a clock!

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  9. I love that second photo, you've chosen a wonderful point of view there!

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  10. wow. just lovely! that 2nd photo!!!

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  11. I like the tower framed in the arch!

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  12. @Norma: no connection at all!

    @Lois: and it's a big clock!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @MB: an arch always makes for interesting vantage points.

    @Tex: thank you.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Luis: thank you.

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  13. Oh la! That second image made me go weak at the knees William, j'adore a view through an arch :)

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  14. Have been checking your last posts and I'm amazed, there are tulips everywhere! Here it's too hot for them... Love the second pic, great composition!

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  15. The tulips are beautiful, but I love your 2nd shot, so well framed!

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  16. Such a lovely time of year it is in Ottawa!

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  17. Gorgeous! I've begun to wonder what takes the place of tulips once they've died out.

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  18. The keyhole shot is wonderful! And so are the tulips, of course!

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  19. @Grace: thank you!

    @Jose: it was a very good season for them.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @RedPat: it is lovely in the spring.

    @Krisztina: I'm wondering if people will have withdrawal symptoms now that we're near the end!

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Kay: they're now transitioning over the flowerbeds. I've seen some of the beds with the bulbs removed. In the next few days they'll be putting in fresh flowers.

    @Cheryl: thank you!

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  20. A few photos of tulips and I think that in Canada they eat tulips;)
    :)

    Seriously, ti is impressive.

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  21. i love the 2nd shot. awesome!! gorgeous blooms as well. ( :

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  22. still not tired of the tulips! very nice.

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  23. Your framing of the Peace Tower is terrific, William.

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  24. Interesting about Harry Harper, obviously a true hero.

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  25. Very nice shot thru the archway, William, and those red and white rows of tulips are simply quite stunning.

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  26. Beautiful photographs! The colors are amazing...
    We don't see many tulips where I live now, but I'm from rural Kentucky and people LOVE tulips back there.

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