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.

  Women are Persons

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.

Detail of Women are Persons

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!


  1. Hello,Susan.
    What a great monument"Women are Persons"is! I agree with you.
    Have a good day!

  2. Hi Susan, It's good to see you back. I assume you're busy with work now. Glad you can fit in some travel. I love that first photos. I just came home from a Girlfriends' Vacation - living proof that women are not shrinking violets!