03
Aug
09

Ottawa is a Splendid City Full of Public Art

Statue de Thomas D’Arcy McGee at Parliament Hill

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The Lady Drive” an amphibious tour bus can be spotted on the streets of Ottawa several times a day, its not hard to miss with it’s unique front nose.

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National Art Gallery of Canada on the left and the Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-d’Ottawa
(Our Lady of Ottawa Cathedral Basilica)

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Rideau Hall detail

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The Valiants Memorial (French: Monument aux Valeureux) is a military monument located in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, commemorating fourteen signal figures from the military history of the country.The work consists of nine busts and five statues, all life-sized, by artists Marlene Hilton Moore and John McEwen. It was installed around the Sappers Staircase, an underpass on the northeastern corner of Confederation Square, adjacent to the National War Memorial. The wall of the staircase is decorated with a quotation from The Aeneid by Virgil: Nulla dies umquam memori vos eximet aevo, “No day will ever erase you from the memory of time”. The monument was dedicated by Governor General Michaëlle Jean on November 5, 2006.

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The Queen Elisabeth statue is in the north east corner of the parliament grounds

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The Terry Fox statue is situated across the street from Parliament

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The National War Memorial is guarded on Sundays by the Canadian Navy

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Sparks Street is adorn with Canadian flag everywhere!

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The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

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Detail Of The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

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Detail Of The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

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Parliament Hill (colloquially The Hill, in French: Colline du Parlement) is an area of Crown land on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Ontario

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The “Paula D” float along the Ottawa River, at the foot of Parliament Hill

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Canadian flags fly on Sparks Street, downtown, Ottawa

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