The Bytown Museum started its life as the Commissariat, a storehouse and headquarters for the building of the Rideau Canal from 1826-1832. It is the oldest stone building in the city, and today is home to a collection for local history focusing from time immemorial to 1920. It is a marvelous spot, with a few ghost stories, and well worth a visit.
Monday, October 2, 2023
Sunday, October 1, 2023
The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for October that theme is Transportation. Check out how others are interpreting the theme right here.
My focus for this one is the Rideau Canal, a water route that passes between Ottawa and Kingston, built nearly two centuries ago and still used today as a recreational waterway. I was out at the Bank Street Bridge late one night, where the bridge crosses from the Glebe on the north side into Old Ottawa South on the south side. The Canal itself was still this time of night, reflecting the lit arches of the bridge. I was standing on Queen Elizabeth Drive- one of the parkways of the city- and a bike path was close by, separated from me by a strip of grass. Transportation in more than one way: water route, bike and walking path, parkway, and major city street going over a bridge.
Saturday, September 30, 2023
I have some odds and ends for you today. I start with these two shots taken one night this month at Lansdowne Park, where the crescent moon was rising in the east over the stadium. The next day or so would be the new moon.