Before getting started today, have a peek at my partner in crime Norma's page, where she has been busy of late with Photo Lab and Sketch Photo playing around with images, including one of my recent photos.
Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada. The property was originally home starting in 1838 to Thomas McKay, who I mentioned the other day. Coming from Sussex Drive, there are two gates for entry, the main gate and this one, the original gate. The building was the gate lodge for the estate, when this was the main entrance, and was for many years home to the estate's head gardener. Today it is a visitor centre and a good place to start a tour.
There are nearly eighty acres of land here, and much of that is open to the public. The land includes a cricket pitch, where a game was being played the day I came up. It's a game that never really caught on in North America, though other former British colonies like India have really taken to it.
A rose garden is nearby, with benches, shade, and a lovely water fountain.
More from this place in the days to come.