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Parlement du Canada, Tour de Paix

The Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Rising above the Canadian Parliament Buildings is the distinctive Peace Tower, built to commemorate the end of the First World War.

In 1841, Lower Canada (now Quebec) and Upper Canada (now Ontario) joined to form the Province of Canada.  Its seat of government alternated for many years.  In 1857, Queen Victoria was asked to select a permanent capital. Surprisingly, the Queen chose the rough-and-tumble lumber town of Ottawa over the established cities of Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and Québec. Not only was Ottawa a political compromise but it also lay a more secure distance from the American border. (Hee Hee, Interesting huh?!) :)

I must have been falling backwards when I took this one. I like the angle though.

Parlement du Canada, Tour de Paix

The Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Rising above the Canadian Parliament Buildings is the distinctive Peace Tower, built to commemorate the end of the First World War.

In 1841, Lower Canada (now Quebec) and Upper Canada (now Ontario) joined to form the Province of Canada.  Its seat of government alternated for many years.  In 1857, Queen Victoria was asked to select a permanent capital. Surprisingly, the Queen chose the rough-and-tumble lumber town of Ottawa over the established cities of Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and Québec. Not only was Ottawa a political compromise but it also lay a more secure distance from the American border. (Hee Hee, Interesting huh?!) :)

I must have been falling backwards when I took this one. I like the angle though.

comments (3)

  • Jos-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobegat (Barcelona)
  • 27 Jan 2007, 02:12
Hola John, this is the Peace Tower or the Pisa Tower (Italy) ?
Shining clearness wink Is a joke!
John Eagle: Yes, this is the leaning tower of peace. smile Kind of an ironic idea huh?! I can now see that I like to angle some of the more static images I take. Inn this case I think it worked.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Jan 2007, 15:28
HA. I think you tilted this on purpose. And you know me and clocks on buildings!!! So crisp and sharp.
John Eagle: Yeah, you are right, I probably did. I don't remember though. This is the way it came out. No rotating in Photoshop. Although I have fallen several times backing up while taking pics. Oh and clocks... I will have to remember that. I seem to be attracted to clocks as well. Lets see if I can find some more...
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 27 Jan 2007, 23:40
Yes, I like the angle too. smile

What an amazingly sharp picture, really wonderful
John Eagle: Thank you. I took this with my friends camera the Canon Powershot s2. It has an incredible zoom (12x) for a compact digital camera.

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