Friday, November 29, 2013

Charge Of The Santa Claus Brigade

I couldn't help it with that title. I'm silly that way.


A week ago, I was walking towards downtown when the snow started. I arrived just in time to see the tail end of the Ottawa Santa Claus Parade, including the jolly elf himself. I did, however, miss what I assume was the presence of a local group that always marches in parades, local Star Wars fans who come out dressed like Storm Troopers, Sith lords, and Jedi Knights. Oh well, there's always St. Patrick's Day....






34 comments:

  1. Such a cheerful parade, and a rather Old World looking Santa! Love your title, great fit! :-)

    Interesting to see Land O'Lakes appear up north. I always thought they are a strictly American (as in USA) cooperative.

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    1. I looked it up. It's a Shriner group from a town close to Ottawa with the same name as that cooperative.

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  2. The snow makes these scenes perfect ! Nicely composed shots. Gotta love Santa waving to you in the last one.

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    1. I've seen these parades in warmer weather. This one worked well.

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  3. Gosh it looks cold, but everyone has a smile on their face!

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  4. Now that's a great looking Santa. Nice photos.

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  5. I thought the title was pretty good, actually. And it's nice to see your parade has the traditional Christmas aeroplane...

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    1. We can always count on the Shriners to do that sort of thing!

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  6. The weather just perfect and your photos are a delight!

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  7. Haha, they look like they're having a grand time despite the weather! Love it. I would've enjoyed standing in the snow for this:)

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    1. I'm glad I got downtown in time. I had a writer's group Saturday morning.

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  8. Great weather for a Santa Claus Parade ;-)

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  9. Nice series of shots. Like I see it`s snow in Canada. I am glad, not only in Norway.

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    1. Oh, we definitely get a lot of snow here.

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  10. Love the Santa and the snow! Enjoy the snow, William!

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  11. The snow definitely adds some suitable atmosphere to the parade. That's a great-looking Santa float!

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  12. Looks like I'm late for the party! This looks like a lot of fun!

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  13. That looks cold!! But perfect for kicking off the season. I'll look forward to your pictures of the Star Wars group :)

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    1. I don't expect to see them before St. Pats... I wonder if they'll be wearing shamrocks on their armour...

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  14. Looks like a fun parade. I don't know what Jedi knights have to do with Santa Claus anyway.

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    1. Neither do I, but then what do Shriners have to do with it too?

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  15. Looks like a perfectly miserable day - but everyone smiles through it all anyway!

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    1. Can't beat winter, might as well enjoy it...

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  16. Brave souls and some terrific floats. Have a great but quiet week-end!

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  17. Wonderful shots. How long was the parade?

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    1. Quite a big one, in fact, but parades here often are.

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