Photographer's Note

Parliament Hill is the heart of Canada's democratic system. Canadians' elected representatives debate our policies and laws that shape the country's future and affect the lives of every citizen.

The 53 bell carillion of the Peace Tower (92 metres or 302 feet)with Canda's red and white maple leaf flag stretched out in the wind, dominates the Centre Block of Parliament Hill. The Parliamentary Library, in the foreground of this scene, sits at the back of the Parliament buildings overlooking the Ottawa River.

This particular view, taken from the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, is the same view as the trademark photos by the famous Canadian photographer Malak Karsh (1915-2001). Karsh photographed the first tulips on Parliament Hill in 1949 and he was instrumental in the founding of Ottawa's Tulip Festival which brings thousands of tourists each May to the Ottawa-Hull area. Almost every Canadian will have seen Malak's photographs whether they realize it or not.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Earl Minnis (mile27) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 53] (256)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-05-08
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-12 22:23
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