Nice to see but not much, it is like a drive-by sight. Wave and go ahead towards the Museum of Nature
Maybe it's supposed to bring you down, this sculptural tribute to human rights. To make you feel what the unrelenting yoke of oppression is like. But I find it a turn-off. In a world of so much bad, it takes courage and inspiration to keep fighting the good fight for human rights. The tribute would be better if it were... More
This monument, standing over thirty feet high and constructed of red granite and concrete, is located on the same property as the Ottawa Heritage Building and adjacent to the Knox Presbyterian Church on Elgin Street. The Monument bears the text: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” In addition, the words “Equality,” “Dignity,” and “Rights”... More
The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is located next door to the main courthouse and City Hall in Ottawa. It serves as a symbolic spot for various groups advocating human rights at one time or another. I
The monumental is inspirational in its intent, but assumed even more meaning for me after I saw Mandela visit there. Imagine him there - frail but loving the children and crowds - as you visit it. I will never forget it.
It's not a bad piece of sculpture and has some interesting geometry. But one would think a monument to human rights should be more impressive. Also, it should be on the grounds of Parliament Hill. But instead it just sits tucked away on Elgin Street on the old side of the city hall.
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