Friday, December 29, 2017

A Winter Display On Parliament Hill

One of the holiday highlights each year has been a projection show done on Centre Block on Parliament Hill. In the evenings from early December into early January, a winter themed light show lasting for the better part of a quarter hour is projected onto the stone of the heart of our Parliamentary district, repeating afterwards over the course of several hours. This is a winter version of the Northern Lights show that happens in the summers here. I captured the event a few nights ago on a relatively mild evening (after trying it a couple of nights earlier when it was bitterly cold, too much so for photography). The show features a wolf, polar bear, and snowman set to music as they explore the landscape. I have more of this tomorrow.


  1. ...what a wonderful light show!

  2. Hello, love the cool light show. The snowman is cute. I wish you all the best in 2018, a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family! Have a great weekend.

  3. This is beautiful! If we had images on our buildings now, they'd probably all be of Trump.

  4. Wonderful! I heard on the radio that they have cancelled the outdoor show on New Year's Eve! I don't blame them - it would be too cold for everyone!

  5. That would be awesome to watch even if it is cold ,but I know there are times it's just too cold for photos.

  6. @Francisco: thank you!

    @Tom: it certainly is.

    @Marleen: I agree!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Norma: he'd love that.

    @RedPat: I haven't heard that yet, but it doesn't surprise me. I was in Centre Block yesterday for some photography- the Peace Tower elevator was shut down in the morning because it was so cold!

    @Red: it's especially difficult when you're trying to do a video. I've got one from this show in tomorrow's post.

  7. Light shows are so spectacular, William !

  8. Beautiful pictures.
    Looks like a nice place for a hot toddie and day dreaming in the cold.

  9. Fantastic light show and beautiful photos, William.

  10. Wow! Another splendid light display and photography!

    Happy New Year ^_^

  11. What a wonderful display again.
    We've heard about the bitterly cold at your side of the ocean. Stay warm!

  12. So very spectacular. Wishes for a happy new year.

  13. @Sharon: so do I.

    @Karl: this one certainly fills the bill.

    @Maywyn: I can't remember the last time I've had a hot toddie.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Carol: this one really stands out!

    @Jan: yes, the cold has really settled in deep here. I was in the Centre Block yesterday on a tour and wasn't expecting to get up to the Peace Tower deck- it was shut down because of the cold in the morning.

    @Mildred: thank you!

    @Klara: it is, yes.

  14. The blue color just reminds me of how blooming cold it is outside right now. Colder there, though. I guess we're having a heat wave by comparison. :-)

  15. I do enjoy these projected shows...
    Thanks for the series of photographs.

    All the best Jan

  16. Those light shows are really interesting!

  17. Interesting and entertaining light shows.

  18. i love the snowman or the tree. neat-O!!
    ( ;

  19. @Revrunner: cold is a good thing. But my memory of last year recalls that the period between Christmas and New Year's was particularly cold here.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Mari: it does!

    @Furry Gnome: they are.

    @Nancy: I quite agree.

    @Beth: thanks!