One of the things I like about being Canadian is that our parliament is accessible. There is a large security and police presence, but they blend and observe instead of putting on an overt show of force with an aim to intimidate (because that works so well in other places).
It allows us to take in the history of the area and see what belongs to us up-close, instead of being separated from it by fences, crash-guards, the military, law enforcement, or other barricades. You don’t get that in many places, and I hope the powers that be don’t ever forget who it’s all about.
I like being able to walk around, and not just because it lets me get the odd capture like this one.