I am doing some posts for several days around the vicinity of Parliament Hill. The Changing Of The Guard ceremony takes place here during the summer, from the end of June to the end of August, promptly at ten in the morning. Two units, the Governor General's Foot Guards and the Grenadier Guards, march out onto the lawn. One comes from behind the East Block, taking the part of the Old Guard. The other marches from the Cartier Square Drill Hall a few blocks away, coming up onto the Hill to take part as the New Guard. There are narrators speaking in English and French to explain the process to onlookers. The military bands play music, the troops are in formation, inspections of the line are made. On a hot, humid day like this one was, military medics are on hand just in case one of the Guards collapses in the heat (it happens). Tomorrow I'll show you their departure en masse from the Hill.
A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for September is Curiousities.