Nepean Point, the hill that overlooks the Parliament Buildings, the Ottawa River, the Museum of Civilization, and the rest of downtown Ottawa, is a great place from which to view the architecture and attractions of the capital city of Canada especially during dusk, as the buildings are beautifully lit.
Parliament Hill is located on the Ottawa River and is the home of the Parliament Buildings of Canada, the best known of which is the Centre Block, with the Peace Tower, the tall building which features the clock.
Parliament Hill used to be the first site that European traders saw when they came to the continent. The entire site measures 112,360 square metres, and the first building, the Centre Block, was built between 1865 and 1927. This contains the House of Commons and the Senate Chamber and of course, the famous Peace Tower. The other buildings were started around the same time, the East Block built between 1867 and 1910, and the West Block, also started in 1865.
Canada Day celebrations take place on Parliament Hill every year as well as extensive Remembrance Day celebrations, which are attended by the Prime Minister and the rest of the members of Canada's government.
View of Parliament Hill seen from Nepean Point at dusk in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/0.1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 110mm.
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