I've shown you this place from inside, so why not the exterior? The Ottawa Convention Centre looms over Colonel By Drive and the Rideau Canal, a graceful curve of glass. I took this shot from the nearby Mackenzie King bridge, and in the background you can see the Government Conference Centre and the Chateau Laurier.
A full view can be had across the Canal, from the terrace at the National Arts Centre. These shots were taken after the water levels on the Canal were lowered for the winter season.
I like the reflection you've captured, which is very lovely in the triangular shapes of glass.ReplyDelete
That's quite a building William.. One day I must post a pic of our convention centre, not nearly as eye catching :)ReplyDelete
That is a very striking building!ReplyDelete
Very sleek architecture. Probably looks good when reflecting it surroundings in any season. I'll bet it looks great in snow.ReplyDelete
I like the Chateau Laurier.and the reflections on the glass of this great new building.ReplyDelete
EG: I liked the look of this from the start.ReplyDelete
Norma: thank you!
Grace: our former one occupying this space certainly was not.
Stuart: I will have to photograph this area again before the end of winter.
Karl: thank you!
Redpat: it is!
So, do Ottawans actually like this structure?ReplyDelete
I think it is pretty cool looking and somehow fits into the area even though it is so vastly different in style.
Love that top shot with the skyline in the background.ReplyDelete
I really like your shot of the reflecting panels. Merry Christmas to you!ReplyDelete
Oh that's such a cool building! Great shots.ReplyDelete
Amazing building. Nice pictures. Happy New Year William.ReplyDelete
Pretty design! So glad that some new buildings still believe in beauty!ReplyDelete
@Hamilton: yes, Ottawans have gotten to really like it.ReplyDelete
@Barbara: the wall gives so many opportunities for different shots.
@Merry: thank you!
@Inna: I hope you have a good new year!
@Cheryl: it was such a good design for this building.