Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk July 24th 2010
Nikon D60, Nikkor VR 18-200mm lens, tripod
A collection of statuary graces the property surrounding Parliament Hill, in Ottawa CANADA.
This particular one of Alexander Mackenzie is of our 2nd prime minister who was in office from 1873 to 1878. He founded the Royal Military College in 1874, he created the Supreme Court of Canada in 1875 and the Office of the Auditor General in 1878. True to his democratic ideals, he refused to be knighted by the Queen three times.
The sculpture was designed by Quebecois Louis-Philippe Hebert in 1900 and was displayed at the Paris Universal Exposition prior to its installation on Parliament Hill in 1901. At the base of the statue of Mackenzie are two other figures.
This is what caught my eye and I named her Lady at the window or Lady in waiting. I beleive because of the accomplishments during Mackenzie’s career that it is Lady Justice but could not find any confirmation during my internet research. If anybody knows her origin or meaning I would be delighted to know…