Ottawa, the proud capital

by Jovana Lakic July. 28, 2020 775 views
The Parliament Hill

The Parliament Hill

Back to Canada. In this post, I am presenting a series of photos of the Parliament of Canada building and its interior, the interesting Rideau Canal, a historic operating canal in continuous use since first opened in 1832, the view from the top of the Parliament building and a photo of one exhibit from The Canadian Museum of Civilization in the neighboring Gatineau.

One of the wings of the Parliament building

One of the wings of the Parliament building

Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal

The word rideau is French for curtain. This was the appearance of the twin falls of the Rideau River, where it meets the Ottawa River, to Samuel de Champlain who travelled up the Ottawa River in 1613.

The locks on the Rideau operate today much as they did when first opened in 1832. The large wooden lock doors are opened and closed using hand cranks. Hand cranks are also used to let water in and out of the locks. Most of the stone blocks that you see are the ones originally in the 19th century.

Reference: http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/attraction.html

Inside the Parliament building

From the top

Among wonderful exhibits related to the Canadian history, this is what was found. The T-shirt Terry Fox wore during the Marathon of Hope was seen during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on July 4, 2013.

https://www.tfri.ca/about/terry-fox

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Brad Kirschner 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Great images, Jovana.  Ottawa was a delightful discovery for my wife and me last summer, even with the Parliament building being closed for construction. I am anxious to return once the US border is open again.

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Brad Kirschner 8 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, Brad. I love it too, I would love to visit Ottawa in the winter, when the Rideau Canal is turned into a big skating rink! Hopefully, we will travel freely internationally, one day, soonairplane

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Jay Boggess 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful variety! Love the deep foci, incredible detail, bright colors and informative captions! Excellent offering!
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Jovana Lakic Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Jay! I appreciate the comment. smile Best I could with my phone camera.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jovana Lakic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

No need to downplay that phone camera! You & It produce top notch images!!!

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Jovana Lakic Replied to Jay Boggess 8 months, 3 weeks ago

+1smile Thanks!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jovana Lakic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

My pleasure! 
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