Saturday, May 20, 2017

Parliamentary

After crossing Wellington Street from where I took the last of yesterday's shots, I walked towards one of the entrances into Parliament Hill. The Galahad influenced statue that honours the gallant sacrifice of Henry Harper stands here. Tulips in planters line the street to either side.


Tulips are also found in the flower beds at the north end of the lawn, on both the west and east sides, in front of Centre Block. The red ones have bloomed ahead of others in the mix.


There are a couple of flower beds at the base of the Peace Tower, which are filled with tulips at the moment. I have more from here tomorrow.

27 comments:

  1. Interesting architecture! Have a good weekend!

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  2. Beautiful series, William! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  3. This building is so beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend, William.

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  4. ...the Peace Tower make quite a statement.

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  5. Gorgeous shots and the weather looks lovely!

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  6. @Linda: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Orvokki: it is indeed.

    @Tom: it does.

    @Denise: and it is lovely again today.

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  7. It is hard to believe there could be so many tulips but it is a festival, not rainy but a bit dry, I want to live in a big interesting city like that...well..that's today...must check the exchange rate...I'm just a few years too late exchange wise...or please have a recession!

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  8. The Tulip Festival is on my bucket list!

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  9. Let's wish for towering Peace and leaders who do not make us worse than ashamed! (you already have it!)

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  10. My goodness, this is a beautiful place. I'm struck by the architecture. That entrance in the last shot is incredible. So different from anything found here!

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  11. I want to see the tulips in person, some day.

    Janis
    GDP

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  12. Beautiful buildings and beautiful flowers, what a great combination.

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  13. You show tulips all over the place. I really should go there.

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  14. @Julia: it's good that it's dry- we've had enough rain for awhile!

    @Norma: it is a wonderful reason to visit.

    @Cloudia: ours does pretty well.

    @Lowell: it's that Gothic style that I really like.

    @Janis: many people come from around the world for this event.

    @Sharon: they certainly are.

    @Red: And I'm still taking shots. The festival officially wraps up on Monday, which is likely when I'll be done taking pictures, but I have several places I want to get more shots in first.

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  15. i enjoy all the red. so pretty ( ;
    happy weekend, William.

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  16. This series is so wonderful. Such beautiful photos William

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  17. You caught total street mish mash in the first picture. There are beautiful flowers, then statue, great entrance,and in the far background cranes. I like it very much.

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  18. Beautiful building and beautiful tulips! Have a great day!

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  19. Wow so beautiful! Love the photos of Peace Tower and tulips. Very picturesque :-)

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  20. @Beth: thanks!

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Klara: it's quite a mix.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Tamago: it is indeed.

    @Marleen: definitely.

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  21. Lovely tulips. The red ones must be an early bloomer.

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  22. Another beautiful day to be out and about taking photos of buildings and blooms, William. The red tulips are especially striking.

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  23. I'm so amazed you still have tulips! I love the ducks and tulips in the header.

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  24. It looks wonderful. we encountered many, many busses full of Asian-looking tourists in Kingston. I think they were on their way to Ottawa!

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  25. Looks such good weather too ...

    All the best Jan

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