I got over to the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River during the festival (and completely forgot about the tulip beds in Jacques Cartier Park, which can be seen in my header image). Here on the grounds of the Museum of History (I'll still think of it as the Museum of Civilization, despite the rebranding by the Dark Lord in the Prime Minister's Office), overlooking the river, the Chateau Laurier, and Parliament Hill is the bed of tulips dedicated to Malak Karsh.
Malak is the esteemed landscape photographer, while his brother Yousuf was the esteemed portrait photographer. He was one of the instrumental voices in creating the Tulip Festival, a great legacy for a great man and artist. He photographed from here often, as some of you might recall my mentioning before. It's a great place to photograph from, with views of the National Gallery, Nepean Point, and Alexandria Bridge also in store.
The darker tulips here were slightly past their best point when I visited, but the white blooms looked pretty, and the view is worth it. The plaque before these tulips pays homage to Malak.