2013 comes to an end today. Tomorrow is another theme day for City Daily Photo, with Photo Of The Year as the theme. I thought I'd end the year with a visit to Nepean Point again. I went a few days before Christmas to pay my respects to the statue of Samuel De Champlain, fitting, since 2013 marked the four hundredth anniversary of his first trip up the Ottawa River. It was a snowy day, almost giving a monochromatic feel to the pics I took at the Point.
A closer view of the man himself, free of the scaffolding that was here during Nuit Blanche back in September. It is a commanding position high over the Ottawa River.
This looks back to where I've come on a path that comes alongside the National Gallery. Major's Hill Park is across the boulevard, and the top of the Chateau Laurier can be made out above the trees. On the right you can make out the East Block on Parliament Hill.
The Ottawa River is below the point, and the ice was well on its way to forming here. In fact, only in the background can you see open water.
It's fitting for my last picture of 2013 to be that of Parliament Hill. The view from the Point on a sunny day is quite dramatic, and yet I liked the effect of a snowy, misty day for a completely different mood.
A Happy New Year to you all!