One night early this month I went up to Parliament Hill in the evening for the Northern Lights multimedia show, projected onto Centre Block. I didn't realize that this was the first and only show of the evening, and as I was about five minutes or so late for it, I took some random shots in preparation. The presentation shows moving imagery from the country's history, in French and English alternating.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
On Parliament Hill
I did a video featuring Canada in the Second World War, seen here.
This was the last image I took as the show came to an end.
After realizing that was it, a quandary: what to do? Well, take more pictures around the Hill, of course.
This is East Block.
The Centennial Flame occupies a prominent spot on the Hill, and features the crest of each of the provinces and territories.
Another look at Centre Block.
I made my way towards West Block.
And then went around it to an overlook. The Ottawa River runs between Ottawa and Gatineau, and between Ontario and Quebec. The Supreme Court is off in the distance at left.
A night setting gave a different mood to the shot.
I closed things out by stopping by one of the monuments on the Hill. Robert Borden was the prime minister that saw the country through the First World War.