Sunday, September 25, 2005

Parliament Hill pretty cool

On Thursday Bonnie and I visited the Parliament Building for a tour. After a pleasant stroll through security, we were led through various halls and foyers, including the famed "press area" right outside the House of Commons. We also were shown the entrance to the library, which is being renovated and thus closed, as well as the Senate. I learned that the Senate welcomes the Queen and GG since they are not allowed to set foot in the House of Commons. Accordingly, the PM must ask permission to enter the Senate. There were also many plaques and statues and paintings. All in all, an interesting tour through the history of our house of government. I recommend it to anyone who is in the area, Canadians or international tourists alike. We also went to the top of the Peace Tower. Here's a picture of the Ottawa River from said tower:

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