The view through the snow storm to Canada’s Parliament Hill, from Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa. The town’s artificial lighting turned both the snow and the sky an almost-post-apocalyptic shade of pink, and gave the place an eerie, otherworldly feeling.
“This bell which belonged to the tower clock of the old parliament building was taken from the ruins of the buildings after their destruction by fire on February 3rd 1916. On that memorable night the bell continued to strike the hours until midnight although the tower itself was ablaze from nine o’clock in the evening. After sounding the last stroke of twelve it crashed through the flames to the base of the tower.”
The bell’s inclined position mirrors the angle at which it came to rest after falling.