I've switched out banner images as of yesterday evening, what with fall soon coming. The above was taken last October on the grounds at Rideau Hall.
Today I'm completing this series from Plaza Bridge. Each year the panels for the year's theme are set up soon after Canada Day, and tend to stay up through this month and into October. I remember the first time I walked among these- a woman was doing the same, and I remarked that if last year's election had gone differently, the idea of strong women being celebrated like this wouldn't have happened under a continued Stephen Harper government. To my surprise, she claimed Harper loved strong women. I wondered what could have given her that idea, as Harper always struck me as the kind of guy who thinks women should be in the kitchen.
Jeanne Sauve The photograph of her is one done by the portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh, rare to see one of his in colour.
Louise Arbour This photograph is one taken by the rock singer Bryan Adams.