Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ottawa National Cemetery

My uncle took us on a tour of the cemetery where my late Auntie Shirley (his wife) will be interned later this month.  He is a Canadian Air Force veteran, they will share a headstone and plot.
These are what the armed forces headstones look like.
 These grounds are meticulously kept.
It is truly a lovely, peaceful place.
It was a gorgeous sunny, summer day.
All of these photos were taken with my Iphone 4S.  In hindsight, I wish I had brought along my slr digital camera as my photos would be better.
It was difficult to photograph the stone monuments because the of sun's glare on my cell phone screen.
In front of the administrative building there is a lovely botanical garden, complete with a gazebo and fish pond. 
Below are artificial flowers that looked so real, I had to touch them to tell the difference.
This large marble headstone marks a former Governor General of Canada.  There are two large matching marble benches in front of the flowers.  I tried to take a picture of the benches but there was too much reflection.

1 comment:

  1. It's wonderful to see all your pictures.. I really liked the ones from old Montreal :-)


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