The National Holocaust Monument lies across the street from the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, dedicated in memory of the victims of the darkest chapter of the Second World War. Over the course of the winter, access is only possible from the west side. This view, from the east, includes the Canadian War Museum in the background.
Friday, March 31, 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023
The Canadian Firefighters Memorial is a monument located at Lebreton Flats, west of the downtown core, near the War Museum. It is meant as a national memorial (the city has an Ottawa memorial for firefighters at City Hall), and it is home to a national service of remembrance each September. It consists of a large firefighter statue and pole on one side of the property, and a wall of names on the other. Landscaping around the grounds is deliberate- with trees that turn red in the fall, and are often the first to grow back after a fire.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Confederation Park is a short walk away from Parliament Hill, occupying a block of land. Several military monuments are to be found here, along with this totem pole, seen on a cold clear day after the beginning of spring. The National Arts Centre looms in the background.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
As noted yesterday, Alfred Munnings would be part of the exhibition of Canadian war art following the First World War. This photograph below shows the exhibit in Toronto, showing some of the art, including a dramatic canvas that is part of the Museum's collection, but rarely shown. It's called The Flag, by Byam Shaw, and depicts the grief of those who are left to mourn the dead of war. I've featured it before- check out the museum link for another look.