You have to visit the north shore of the Ottawa River, or take the water taxi across, to see the back of the Centre Block, but it's worth it. The four towers at the corners can't even be seen from the front; the building is larger than you think. And at the back is that spectacular Parliamentary Library.
I also met my first other blogger, William Kendall, who attended the Fallen Firefighters Memorial. He writes an interesting blog the Ottawa Daily Photo, which I enjoy reading. It was great to meet you William.
With the coming posts on our visit to Ottawa I think it's time to officially acknowledge that the scope of this blog is widening well beyond the 'Seasons in the Valley' here south of Georgian Bay. I've added a suitable sub-title to recognize that the content may sometimes have little to do with the seasons or the landscape here around the Beaver Valley, but might include bits of history, travels and other places. Hope you'll still find my adventures worth reading!