Photo: Peace Tower Canadian Flag Parliament Hill Ottawa Ontario Canada

The Canadian flag flies proudly in front and on top of the Peace Tower in the Centre Block on Parliament Hill in the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Peace Tower is the most prominent feature of the Parliament buildings.

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Peace Tower Canadian Flag Parliament Hill Ottawa Ontario Canada
Photo of the Canadian Flag flying from the Peace
Tower and Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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The Peace Tower is joined to the Centre Block in the Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottawa and stands 92.2 metres tall. It was built to commemorate the end of WWI and it contains the Book of Remembrance, which lists all the soldiers who died fighting for Canada in wars such as both World Wars, the Korean War, the Boer War, and the Nile Expedition. Every year a Remembrance Day ceremony is held here on November 11th at 11am.

The top of the tower offers some of the best views of the city as it allows for an unobstructed view for miles around. The flag that is flown on top of the tower has been lowered in the past to commemorate sad events around the world, most notably the September 11 2001 attacks.

The Centre Block, which the Peace Tower sits on contains the House of Commons and the Senate as well as offices for various MPs, and for the Prime Minister of Canada - who at the moment is Stephen Harper.

Parliament Hill attracts about 3 million visitors every year, but the most famous building and the main attraction is the Peace Tower in the Centre Block as it stands so tall and proud - a symbol of Canada's strong Parliament.

Peace Tower in the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings and a Canadian National Flag, Parliament Hill, City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

This picture is part of the photo album "Ottawa Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 160mm.

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Peace Tower Canadian Flag Parliament Hill Ottawa Ontario Canada
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Rolf Hicker Photography
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