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1. A bird's-eye view of Rideau Hall and grounds in the summer,
situated between the charming neighbourhoods of New
Edinburgh and Rockcliffe Park.
2. Madame Vanier's portrait hangs above a late-19th century
writing table made for the Prince of Wales, later King George
3. In the verandah, a profusion of plants provide a natural
progression from house to garden.
4. Tent Room - Originally built as an indoor tennis court (!)
during the tenure of Lord Dufferin, the walls of this room now
feature red- and white- striped awnings and is now used in a
number of formal and informal events. Here the Maître d'Hôtel
and footmen prepare for a reception.
5. The vice-regal window commemorates the 40th anniversary
of the appointment of Canadian-born governors-general and the
25th anniversary of the Canadian Honours System.
6. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police assist in the
ceremonial arrival of a state visitor in an historic landau, built in
Australia in 1900. The vehicle was purchased by Earl Grey and
brought to Canada when he became Governor General in 1904.