Back around the beginning of November, I started noticing scaffolding and sheltering going up around the stone walls and iron fencing of Parliament Hill's south side, alongside Wellington Street. The buildings and grounds of the Hill have been and will continue to be undergoing extensive work, and this was part of that process, though a much faster job, and in time for the 150th anniversary of the country. On the 29th of December, while I was passing by this area on my way to another destination, work crews were taking down the last of the scaffolding. Crews had been busy over those weeks giving the walls a good cleaning- either by sand blasting or power washing. Stone does, over years, tend to attract pollution, but it can be cleaned up and ends up looking fresh. In one of these shots, you can also see the stage that had been set up for a New Year's Eve concert.