Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada. It carries different names in different parts of the world, but marks the final day of the First World War, and is a day of commemoration for war dead in many places. I have a post scheduled to go live over at my writer's blog at the same time as this one, with photographs of the same two subjects, taken on different days and nights, so go and have a look at that one.
These first shots are from late October, taken in the evening on the last Sunday of the month. Parliament Hill has been the scene of a light display each night for the two weeks leading up to today, with large poppies descending down the stonework of Centre Block. Projectors shine the flowers onto the building for three hours in the evenings. On the main projector, screens on two sides also display photographs of veterans and serving men and women from across Canadian military history.
I took these a week later, this past Sunday, two days after the National War Memorial had been reopened to visits from the public following maintenance work over the last few months. I'll be down here today to attend the national ceremony, and then pay a visit to the War Museum afterwards. Posts of the occasion will be forthcoming later in the month.
This final shot was taken the same day at twilight; we had turned the clocks back the evening before to standard time, so this was around quarter after five in the evening, with the sun already down. I took other shots in this area that evening, but I'm leaving those for my final post of the year.