Beginning today, here we have a look across from the main gate for Rideau Hall to the statue of Queen Elizabeth presently residing at the roundabout between here and 24 Sussex across the street.
These trees are along the walkway.
Stepping onto the property itself, paths lead in two directions. One at left leads towards the Hall and other buildings on site. The one on right leads towards the rose garden. There are many trees on the property, and many of those have small signs below them designated who planted them. It's been a tradition of official visits for world leaders and royals to do this.
Here's a look back at the visitor centre. It had been a couple of years since I was last here; Covid had pretty much closed off the property last year, and this visit still found the Hall itself closed for tours, but the grounds were open.
Along the path one finds interpretive display panels on occasion. This one relates to a totem pole on site, given to one of the last of the British-born governor-generals, Lord Alexander.
It's there, nestled away in the trees.
Here it is closer up. We'll pick up here tomorrow.