Back in the olden days, when I was in Grade 4, I won a trip to Ottawa via our Safety Patrol at school. I saw the typical sights.
Then a few years ago Everette came to Ottawa along with Rauchelle for a few days around a shooting competition, so he toured the city and Parliament Buildings.
And then when we drove across the country 2.5 yrs ago, we took a quick drive past the Parliament Buildings, and along the Rideau Canal, and continued on our merry way to Cape Breton.
But today, Everette and I got to enjoy some of the city, together, on foot. And here’s some of our sights.
This is looking uppppp, through the top of the Peace Tower.
This most recognized clock in Canada is modeled after the one in the main tower of the British Parliament (I’ve seen it myself!) at London, England.
Following the Great War (1914-18), Canadians decided to create a monument like no other in memory of the service and sacrifice of the men and women who died serving their country. The Peace Tower was dedicated on July 1, 1927. It’s smaller predecessor was Victoria Tower, destroyed by fire in 1916.
A library to die for…….well, tragically, 5 people did die in the 1916 fire. But some wise men closed the library doors and kept the fire from taking out this room and all these books.
In the centre of the room stands….
Okay, that was a quick tour and history of Canada, eh?