Departing from Rideau Hall, I stopped by the totem pole on the grounds, as well as the inukshuk. Both are good First Nations additions to the properties, in among the many ceremonial trees planted by dignitaries down through the years.
Here we have the front gate to the property, with its gatehouse. Most members of the public tend to come in through here, as the visitor centre is close by.
The front gate shares nearby neighbours- Rideau Gate is the street beside it, and this house is one of the three buildings facing the property.
The South African High Commission is another, and between it and the above house is another official residence, 7 Rideau Gate, used for visiting dignitaries.
And across from the front gate of Rideau Hall is the front gate for 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the PM. As noted in an earlier blog, the house is under renovation at the moment, and tends to be a bit difficult to see from the road anyway. This is the gatehouse for the property.