The Missus and I go on an annual Cugini Trip (“cousins” for the Italian impaired). This year, being Canada’s 150th birthday, we had to go to Ottawa to participate in any celebrations.
The National War Memorial (titled The Response) is a tall, granite memorial arch with accreted bronze sculptures in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, designed by Vernon March and first dedicated by King George VI in 1939. Originally built to commemorate the Canadians who died in the First World War, it was in 1982 rededicated to also include those killed in the Second World War and Korean War and again in 2014 to add the dead from the Second Boer War and War in Afghanistan, as well as all Canadians killed in all conflicts past and future. It now serves as the pre-eminent war memorial of 76 cenotaphs in Canada. In 2000, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added in front of the memorial and symbolizes the sacrifices made by all Canadians who have died or may yet die for their country.
War Memorial statues at top of Arch symbolizing Peace and Liberty
Ready for launch.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Meat lovers special pizza
Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau across the river from Ottawa.
The Missus discovers Beavertails.
Hop On Hop Off bus tours are a great way to get around (if you have the time.)
Canadian War Museum
That would hurt.
World War II
Canadian Museum of History
I modelled for the $15 Silver coin.
Fountain at National History Museum. View is towards Parliament Hill.
Maman (1999) is a bronze, stainless steel, and marble sculpture by the artist Louise Bourgeois beside the National Gallery of Canada. The sculpture is over 30 ft high and over 33 ft wide. The sac containing 26 marble eggs in its abdomen and thorax are made of ribbed bronze. The original sculpture by Bourgeois is in the Turbine Hall at London’s Tate Modern.