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.
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.
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.