At various points over the summer, I've taken shots at the National War Memorial. This place at the heart of the city, with Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier as backdrops, is hallowed ground, particularly after the events of last October.
Sentries from various military services spend an hour here on duty before being relieved. This pair are from the Navy.
The Memorial is inscribed with dates. It was dedicated in May 1939 by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, commemorating the dead of the First World War. The dates of World War II and the Korean War were added later. Dates for the Boer War, or South African War, of 1899-1902 and the recent Afghan War have also been added, installed last year.
The Memorial grounds are ringed with flower beds.
Here we have a view of the next shift of sentries coming up. Tomorrow I'll show you the ceremony of relieving the sentries, shots taken on another day.