On Thursday was lighting of the Christmas Lights on Parliament Hill and throughout the Ottawa area as part of the 2012 Christmas Lights Across Canada. On the way to visit my wife after work I caught the choirs rehearsing for the evenings festivities.
|Centre Block overseeing rehearsals before the Christmas Lights lighting ceremony.|
|Centre Block before the lighting of the Christmas lights.|
There were of course fireworks to celebrate the lighting over 10,000 lights.
|Centre Block with fireworks as the 2012 Christmas Lights are lit.|
The next day, I was waiting again for my wife to finish work. I happenned to be at Parliament Hill while the Dominion Carrilloner was playing. The Carrilloner was finishing up a piece, paused and started again with the chorus to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" then stopped. That was weird, perhaps she was just playing choruses. I had recorded about 30 seconds of it before she stopped. I erased the video and figured she was done for the day. In starting to put my camera away, the Dominion Carrilloner started again. So I got out my camera and started recording. This time I was successful in taking a video:
These are just some of the reasons I enjoy Ottawa. The events, the people and the unique places in the Nation's Capital make it all worthwhile.