Continuing on the west side of Centre Block, we come across this view of the Ottawa River separating the city from Gatineau. If you look very closely, you might see a tree in the midst of the river- there's an island down there. When I took this shot, all one could see of the island was the tree. The water had washed over everything else.
A pleasant view of the Library of Parliament's exterior can be found here.
Also present here, in a circle, is the original bell from the clock tower destroyed in the 1916 fire. A plaque accompanies it.
The path carries on beyond. You get great views from up here. The National Gallery can be seen in the background.