The Ballroom at Rideau Hall certainly caught my eye as I stepped inside. It's used for numerous special occasions, including state dinners and the swearing in of new cabinets. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth dominates the far wall, painted for the Diamond Jubilee and incorporating elements of Canada into it. The artist also includes the portrait of Queen Victoria hanging in the Tent Room.
Busts of Lord and Lady Elgin, a pre-Confederation Governor General and his wife, can be found in this room, along with flags of the Governor General.
Stepping back out through the main entrance gives us a view of the fountain, and a look back at the Ceremonial Guards. I'll be finishing up with Rideau Hall tomorrow.