Here we have a larger view of Sparks Street as I continued this walk.
Here we have some views of the sculpture of Louis Riel. He was a leader of the Metis people, a leader of the Manitoba provisional government, and part of the uprising against the federal government on two occasions, which he would be hung for. Today he is considered a founding father of the country.
The placement of the sculpture, seen from behind, is ironic or deliberate. The building in the background that it faces is the Sir John A. Macdonald Building. Riel's uprisings were against Macdonald's government.
Here we have another of the ice sculptures that's good for photo ops. The federal government owns a good deal of the buildings along Sparks Street, and some of the retail space at the present is not being used for retail given the work going on up on Parliament Hill. Some of the windows are decorated with reproductions on the glass of the stained glass from the House of Commons.
The CBC has broadcast facilities here on Sparks Street, and an ice sculpture is outside their quarters.
Today I finish off with this view, looking west.