There is a beautiful summer pavilion here on Parliament Hill, giving grand views of both Ottawa and Gatineau.
This is where I took yesterday's shot of the river from.
This statue is of a Prime Minister, Robert Borden; he steered the country through the First World War. You can find more on him at this link. The statue was moved in recent years here; it previously stood on the west side of the West Block.
Near him stands another Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, PM from 1957-1963. There's more information on his life here for those who are curious. For those of you who might have seen the television show Due South, this is the fellow they named the Mountie's wolf after.
And this last statue is one of our Fathers of Confederation, Thomas D'Arcy McGee. He was a friend of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, a key player in bringing about Confederation, and was assassinated in the prime of his life. There is more about him at this link.
I complete this series with a detail view of the Library of Parliament. I'll be moving onto other things tomorrow, but I always enjoy coming back to the Hill for photo opportunities. The trick is in ignoring the politicians who are still active.