There is a bed of tulips on the east side of Lansdowne Park, with a view of the Rideau Canal, which surrounds a statue of two torch relay runners. The statue was installed after the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Walking around it gives one multiple perspectives, including a view into Lansdowne of the Aberdeen Pavilion.
Lansdowne is one of the sites this year, with the Pavilion hosting various activities. I'll be showing more from here in the next couple of days, but these shots, taken on the opening day of the festival, show a couple of the large tulip sculptures that can be found at various sites. This one has two local waterfalls painted on opposing sides with a 19th century era look; in the first shot, it depicts the Rideau Falls, which I've shown you before during previous visits to the site. The other side shows the Chaudiere Falls on the Ottawa River, upstream from Parliament Hill. At present, those falls are not easily accessible or photographed, and look rather different from what they would have looked like when Champlain first saw them.
This last one might bother some conservative politicians down in the States. So much the better.