Victoria Day was last Monday, a holiday in much of Canada, and I spent the day on a walkabout. I came up to Parliament Hill looking for something that in fact wasn't happening, and instead photographed the lilacs; the first two shots offer glimpses of the spires of Notre Dame and the roof of the Chateau Laurier.
I headed over to Major's Hill Park and framed Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River with lilacs.
And to keep this all in with the Tulip Festival theme, I photographed this view of the National Gallery and Notre Dame, with tulip beds in the park at the right.
The final shot is from the evening before, taken on the Bank Street Bridge, taken around quarter to nine in the evening. This was a good spot for seeing the fireworks lit off from Lansdowne Park. I filmed it, and you can watch the fireworks here. It's a seventeen minute long video, so you might want to jump ahead to the last couple of minutes. And I speak in the last seconds of the clip, but there's no way I sound like that.