Tuesday, October 6, 2015
A Bit of Ottawa
Photos: September 25, 2015
We spent a few days in Ottawa, mainly to see people, but we walked and saw some sights, too. I like the openness of Parliament Hill. Despite the tragic shooting last fall, it is still a place where people can walk and enjoy.
New to me was this monument by Barbara Patterson (it was unveiled in 2000, but I guess I have never walked past it before): "Women are Persons" It commemorates five Alberta women, the Famous Five (Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards) who fought to have women recognized as persons. You can learn more about it here.
This is a one of the figures in the monument. I think I would be toasting the victory with more than a cup of tea!