Saturday, December 29, 2018

Illumination On Parliament Hill

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, there is a light show held each year, from early December to early January, projected onto Centre Block on Parliament Hill. In recent years it has been an elaborate winter themed multimedia show of light and music that goes for about thirteen minutes, replaying throughout the evening. A bear, a fox (or wolf?) and a snowman are among the elements that are projected onto the stone of the heart of Parliament Hill. Today I have the beginning, with more of this tomorrow.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I would want to stay and watch the illumination. Happy weekend!

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  2. Lovely post! I always enjoy your night shots.

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  3. This is truly awesome. A "shame" what we have over here...

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  4. These may just be the brightest lights on Parliament Hill. Most of the politicians don’t provide much illumination.

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  5. Oh that is magical to see the changing colours.

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  6. Looks lovely, beautiful colors and light display! Enjoy your day and weekend. Happy New Year!

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  7. What a fab display. I hadn't realized there were so many variations.

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  8. oh love it ... the snow person or the dog?? what fun!! creative! ( ;

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  9. ...what a fabulous light show, I wish that we had this here.

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  10. That is an incredible light show. I look forward to seeing more. Wow! :-)

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  11. This is spectacular. I've always wanted to see one of these. The one in Sydney, Australia is in June. I could retire, start in Ottawa in December and go round the world chasing light shows. Hmmmmmmm.
    Janis
    GDP

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  12. Beautiful. It must be kind of magical when you see and hear it in reality.

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  13. Now that would be beautiful to see in person!

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  14. What a lovely light show. I've seen a couple of videos of some, and they are thrilling to see. Being there in person must be amazing.

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  15. @Nancy: I've been several times. I may go again this evening.

    @Linda: and I enjoy taking them.

    @Lady Fi: that they are.

    @Iris: Sydney in Australia also does this.

    @David: hah!

    @Marianne: it is.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Anvilcloud: it's quite a show. It's a nice variant to the summer show. I'm hoping both return, even with the work going on here over the next few years.

    @Beth: it is quite creative.

    @Tom: you'd have enjoyed it.

    @DJan: it is quite something to see in person.

    @Janis: I've seen the Sydney one in Jim's blog- it's possible that they do it twice a year as they do here, as the more recent shots of his have a religious sort of feel.

    @Catarina: it really is.

    @Jan: I have a video of it in tomorrow's post.

    @Jeanie: I certainly feel that way seeing it.

    @Barbara: it is!

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  16. This would be fantastic to watch.

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  17. What a fantastic light show. It must have been wonderful to see it live.

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  18. I think I've said this before but I wish they would do a show like this here. It's beautiful.

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  19. @Red: you'll get a chance in tomorrow's post- I'd better check to make sure the video link is there!

    @Bill: it is.

    @Marleen: indeed.

    @Sharon: I enjoy seeing it.

    @Karl: indeed!

    @Catalyst: thanks!

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  20. This is wonderful, William. Thanks for showing it!

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  21. Oh, I like this! It's fun, exciting and full of color and beauty!

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  22. Impressive and elegant lights for Parliament Hill and great photos!

    Happy New Year to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Amazing, wonderful to see.

    All the best Jan

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  24. You have some quite impressive light displays in Canada, William. I enjiyed seeing the lights and trees in previous posts. Nught shots have always been a bit problematic for me. Thanks for the tours. Seding best wishes for a great New Year ahead.

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  25. Very cool...they should have it year round!! lol

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