Ring in the new year by resolving to read more! Hurrah! Actually, that’s not my new year’s resolution, because I do in fact read a lot (yay for unemployment!), but some people should definitely pick up a book more often.
So from what I remember from history, the bell in this photo is from the original Parliamentary Library in Ottawa, and when there was a fire (like a hundred years ago), the bell was the only thing that really survived. So here it is, placard and all, outside the rebuilt Parliamentary Library. It’s a pretty cool bell, and the library is, architecturally, my favourite part of Parliament Hill. So there you go. Ding dong!