Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's Day, and in old Irish: cead mile failte!

One of the floats in the parade included the local St. Patrick himself.

These riders were part of the parade, as were emergency vehicles, decorated for the occasion.

This flatbed trailer featured musicians, but it was these three dogs that caught my attention.

As I made my way down into the Glebe, I kept pace with those greyhounds as they walked the route.

This dog was with his humans, and the greyhounds had his attention.

The same applied to this dog.

And so the parade kept moving. I kept photographing the odd dog in the crowd at this point.

Here is where the parade reached its end, with the participants leaving Bank Street and heading into Lansdowne Park. The greyhounds had quite a walk, and of course they were noticed by other doggies.

Friday, March 16, 2018

On Parade

Our St. Patrick's Day parade was last Saturday, winding its way from City Hall downtown to Lansdowne Park in the Glebe. I followed the parade route all the way down, taking photos as I went.  Onlookers varied in numbers along the way. Bands like the Ottawa Firefighters Band and bagpipers were part of the proceedings.

Classic vehicles were also part of the parade. The one in the lead was an old fire truck.

Cheerleaders for the RedBlacks were here. The RedBlacks, the 67s, and the Fury are all sports teams operating out of the stadium and arena at Lansdowne Park.

And as is always the case with this parade, Irish greyhounds and their humans were walking the route. I have more of them tomorrow.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cold Finale

Today I conclude my Winterlude series for the year with the rest of these pairs ice sculptures lit up in the evening. I do have some material, however, for a couple of theme days down the line, including April, which happens to be One Colour- a reminder to my fellow members of City Daily Photo. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dazzling Ice

Here we have the solo carver sculptures in Confederation Park, all lit up.

And here we begin with some of the pairs sculptures lit up at night. Tomorrow I will be bringing this series to a close.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Frozen Wonder

Today we start with more of the single block ice sculptures in Confederation Park.

These two were taken on the final weekend of Winterlude. Milder temperatures had rendered outdoor sculptures opaque.

I finish for today with two more looks at the Olympic themed sculptures. Tomorrow we head over to the solo and pairs competitive sculptures to see them by night.