There is a comprehensive work in progress
to preserve and rehabilitate
Canada's Parliament Buildings. The buildings are being restored structurally, modernized to current building standards, and rehabilitated to provide functional parliamentary and visitor facilities that meet the technical expectations of the 21st century.
The pano opens looking at the sheath of protective material covering the West Block
and my new bicycle.
Panning right we see the Centennial Flame
, the temporary stage and lighting tower being set up for Canada Day
celebrations, the Peace Tower
the chimes just finished after the 16.6 cm (7 in.) in diameter 10,160 kg (22,400 lb.) bourdon bell tuned to E struck six times. the East Block
, the sun rising over an (RCMP) Royal Canadian Mounted Police
car and the ornate fence and gates
along Wellington Street from the Rideau Canal
all the way to Bank Street
in this pano include, me, the overnight security guard protecting the stage being constructed for Canada Day and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police security detail.