I stopped at the National Arts Centre on Canada Day. The glass enclosure that was added around much of it was opened up last year on that date, and it was busy this day.
This view looking out takes in the Chateau Laurier and the government Conference Centre.
This view is from within the glass lantern overlooking Elgin Street, taking in Parliament Hill and the War Memorial. The lines you see on the glass are inscribed logos for the NAC, breaking up the glass in a way that minimizes bird strike. These windows are lit up at night with projections of light and imagery, as you'll see below.
There were a lot of activities going on in the building through the day (though curiously enough, not the usual orchestra concert). In this room while I was here, two dancers were showing their stuff while house music was being played.
Down in one of the lobby areas, a jazz band had just finished a set.
These are my last shots taken on Canada Day, after the fireworks were done. I passed by the fully lit up lantern, which was illuminated by fireworks. The windows double as image screens when the sun goes down, displaying images from across the country, NAC performances, and other things like Canada Day fireworks. Tomorrow we'll start looking at the museum visits I made on this day.