It is Independence Day today; Happy Fourth of July to my American readers! As I did a couple of days back for Canada Day, I do an annual nod to the day at my writer's blog. Head on over and take a look.
Next to City Hall stands the Cartier Square Drill Hall. It was finished in 1879, and was part of the trend to build armouries at the time. It was one of the participants for Doors Open again this year.
Today it houses two military units, the Governor General's Foot Guards and elements of the Cameron Highlanders Regiment. During summer, the Changing Of The Guard ceremonies start here each day as the Ceremonial Guard marches from here to Parliament Hill.
The Highlanders crest can be found along the main entrance.
The interior is spacious. That structure at the end houses museum space for both units.
Inside, mementos and items of significance can be found. These two shots were from the Highlanders regiment section.
And this week I'm co-hosting with Hilary her Friday Fill In feature. She puts together four sentences with a fill in the blank in each. I contributed a pair this week. You can find Hilary right here and check out her answers.
1. _______ is my favourite thing about ______.
2. ______ tastes like _______.
3. When in doubt, ______.
4. Is _______ the secret of life?
1. Fireworks are my favourite thing about Canada Day.
2. Chocolate tastes like heaven.
3. When in doubt, pin the blame on your idiot ex-brother-in-law.
4. Is mountain climbing the secret of life?