Thursday, November 28, 2013

Stoned

No, not the Rob Ford kind of stoned. And no, not the Old Testament kind either. MacDonald Gardens is east of the Byward Market. There's a stone shelter set on a rise here. I visited the park several weeks ago when things were nice and green.


I've liked the way the arches can frame a photograph.


This arch looks west, where you can see the spire of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.


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    1. It'll look very different today, mind you...

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  2. Any bets on how many comments you get about the arches at McDonald's ?! Regardless, these are nicely composed shots. I really like that tree shadow spreading over the mound in the first one.

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  3. I'm coming back to Michel Petrucciani.I'm really surprised that as a Jazzfan you do not know him. It:s if you say I love literature but do not kniow Joyce or Beckett. But ok Ottawa is far away . Petrucciani signed up with Blue Note..and lived most of his short life in NY...and performed with Wayne Shorter and many other great Jazzmen. So a little information for you. Have a nice day in Ottawa ! Ben

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  4. Pretty nice place with view. Greetings.

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  5. A beautiful little shelter with a view!

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  6. When I saw that title, I was sure you were doing a Rob Ford-themed blog!

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  7. I like the arched stonework and particularly the view of the last photo in the series. It reveals an architectural mix of old and new.

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    1. I have such a great fondness for arches, admittedly.

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  8. This could be a perfect spot for taking several seasonal shots (it would be easy to get the same angle from the same arch, I'm always forgetting exactly where I stood when I try it!)

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    1. That's a good idea... something to keep in mind over the winter....

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