The Peace Tower

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One of my favorite place in Ottawa is Parliament Hill. I work nearby, which I thought was kind of cool when I first started: after all, it is the political center of Canada.

The Parliament itself is a beautiful building. The grounds offer great view of the Ottawa River and Quebec, right across.

But the best part is the Peace Tower, the central tower which was built to celebrate the end of World War One. It’s free to take the elevator up to the top, right below the huge clock. And the view is… amazing!

For the full size pictures, head to my Flickr page or the Pics page of this blog.

The Parliament Library and Alexandra Bridge

The Parliament Library and Alexandra Bridge

The Clock On Top Of The Tower

The Clock On Top Of The Tower

The Business District and Parliament Entrance

The Business District and Parliament Entrance

The East Block, National Art Center and National Defense

East Block, National Art Center and Defense

The US Embassy and The Byward Market

The US Embassy and The Byward Market

National Gallery

National Gallery

National Gallery, Bridge to Quebec

National Gallery, Bridge to Quebec

Chateau Laurier and Rideau Area

Chateau Laurier and Rideau Area

My Favorite View: bit of the library, the Ottawa River, the bridges

My Favorite View: bit of the library, the Ottawa River, the bridges

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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.

11 Comments

  1. @Agnes – Thank you Agnes!

    @Beth – It is worth visiting (despite all the politicians ;-))

    @Khengsiong – Yes, let me see… ah, here: https://correresmidestino.com/a-walk-in-ottawa/

    It’s an old post but you can see the Parliament in the first picture. The Peace Tower is the central tower, with the clock.

    @Sidney – Thank you!

    @Tulsa Gentleman – Yes, you wouldn’t even notice you are in Quebec but for the French only sign and the famous “arrêt” (“stop”) signs! A lot of peoople live on the Quebec side and work in Ottawa, and vice-versa. Interestingly, the legal drinking age is only 18 in Quebec vs. 19 in Ontario, so lots of kids go drinking across the river on WE!

    Only if you live in Quebec you have to change your license plate, health card etc. Same as moving from one state to another I guess.

    @Linguist-in-Waiting – Yes, Ottawa is a great place for building shots.

    @Jeff Barry – Thank you! It’s still nice and green, but all will be frozen soon enough…

  2. Salut Zhu,
    Beautiful !!! 🙂
    You know that Cananda is on my mind these days; soon I’ll be there !
    I have not been to Ontario yet; I would love to one day. D says we will be back in the future,taking a car and going all over the place.

    Maybe in retirement…
    If this is my last comment, see you next time on the blogs.
    Bises X
    .-= barbara´s last blog ..Bercy village =-.

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