So we just aimed at a prominent point in the sky, a tall tower with a clock, and headed toward it.
Turns out, that’s where most people were going. We were aimed at the parliament buildings of Canada, the seat of that red and white country’s government.
There are a few buildings on Parliament Hill, but the most prominent is the Center Block, with its stately Peace Tower rising 302 Canadian feet into the Canadian sky. This was the beacon that had drawn us.
Now, you can take a tour of these historic, ornate buildings, but again, we were tired, and we just wanted to hang out somewhere interesting. So that’s what we did.
But then I noticed that the place was crawling with stone creatures…and not in the out-of-the-corner-of-my-eye-did-you-see-that-am-I-going-crazy kind of way.
The buildings were covered with gargoyles and grotesques.
According to Wikipedia, there are some 370 of these fanciful and monstrous carvings all over the Canada’s government buildings. I took pictures of a ton of them, but below I’ve posted not a ton, because scrolling is one of the worst things our computer overlords make us do.
Feel free to caption them.