Ottawa Day 1: The Tower Tour

When we arrived at the visitor center, this is the only tour left for the day.

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We arrived just before the 4PM and we found out that our bag pack is too big for bringing along with us for the tour. The security guard advised us to return to the visitor center to check our bag but the visitor center is so far way, across the lawn from Centre block. So, Hao volunteered to take care of our bag pack for us so that we can go for the tour.

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View of the Hall of Honour of gothic revival architecture.

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The┬ábells of the Peace Tower chime every quarter hour. There are 53 bells of different sizes. The largest bell; “bourdon” weighs 10,090kg while the smallest bell weighs a mere 4.5kg.

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When we stepped out from the elevator, the ceiling of golden glitters was the focal point. (more…)

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