I thought I would stay with this particular subject for today and tomorrow. Yesterday I caught another detail I'd missed before in the photograph- the statue of Queen Elizabeth on horseback can be glimpsed in the background among the trees at the left. Go on back and see if you can find it.
Gun crews from the military come up with these field guns from time to time on the Hill. Aside from Victoria Day, they do the same duty for a more somber day, Remembrance Day. And they participate as well each year in Fortissimo, a military ceremony involving marching bands. I missed it this year, more's the pity.
A good many people know about the tradition now, coming out to witness it, and to look at these guns up close beforehand. In the background, a number of people are gathered around a set of statues collectively known as The Famous Five. The Five are a group of women critical to the rights of women in Canadian history. I have to photograph them sometime.