Close Up of the Canadian Parliament

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The Parliament is definitely the Canadian landmark I get to see the most: I work in its shadow every day. Yet, it still impresses me – I always seem to find new details and new angles.

Parliament Hill is a very busy place in spring: hordes of tourists visit the Parliament, politicians and MPs are wrapping things up for the summer and locals enjoy relaxing on the grass in front of the Center Block.

You can see the whole Ottawa Spring set here.

Stop/ Arrêt

The Peace Tower



Support Our Troops (at the window)

No Parking

The One and Only Picture Spot (taken from behind the Parliament doors)


A Mari Usque Ad Mare (From Sea to Sea)


Peace Tower

Front Door


East Block Door


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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


  1. I like your close-up shots and differnt depth of field focus points. Those make your pictures very powerful! Will it be opened after the summer?

  2. Those bas reliefs are really impressive. I agree with micki I love your closeups, the depth of field adds a richness to the photos. Is it me or does the peace tower resemble Big Ben??

  3. @micki – Oh yes, summer is a busy time on Parliament Hill because so many tourists visit the Parliament. That’s where Canada Day celebrations take place too.

    @Yogi – Thank you!

    @DianeCA – It does have an English feel I guess. Must be the gothic architecture.

    @Linguist-in-Waiting – Not sure if it’s Chinese, probably not. More likely a native influence.

    @Soleil – Yes, I like this gothic style!

    @Charles Dastodd – I never seem to get sick of it 😉

  4. You took great pictures than me Zhu 🙂 I’m like standing there with my camera and hey….so helpless there hahahah…..

    Anyway…great experience and I love your photos 🙂

    PS; Sure is hot here in Toronto 🙂

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