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Rideau Rush Hour

Back to Ottawa. I visited the city in 2015, for the first time, but only for a very short amount of time, so this year we spent some more time in the capital city of Canada. Seen here are the Rideau Canal and Parliament Hill in the very heart of the city, which both have featured in two of my previous uploads. It was a wonderful summer day, which meant rush hour in the locks near the place where the canal mouths at the Ottawa River.

Opened in 1832, the Rideau Canal connects the city of Kingston at Lake Ontario to the Ottawa River. It is 202 kilometres in length and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007. Parliament Hill (French: Colline du Parlement) houses the Canadian Parliamentary Complex, which contains the House of Commons and the Senate. It was built between 1916 and 1927 after the original building had burnt down. The 92m-high clock tower, known as the Peace Tower, has become a Canadian icon.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-07-28 14:29
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6565 kb

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