Friday, December 20, 2013

Deck The Halls

To more standard Christmas stuff today. I've been busy taking pics here and there (including a tourist's walkabout inside Centre Block) with a holiday theme, so expect Yuletide shots over the coming days.

In the south end of the city, outside a hotel, numerous trees on the property are lit up for the Christmas season.


I took these shots at twilight a few days ago.


Passing through the main downtown branch of my bank, on Sparks Street, I came across this Christmas tree  in the heart of the building. This branch is close to the original main branch of the bank, which now serves as an archive for Parliament, a curious mix of old architecture and modern archive technology. Next summer during Doors Open, I'll have to pay a visit inside.


Coming into the Lord Elgin Hotel downtown, this Christmas tree greets the visitor.


Close by is this sitting lounge, with wreaths and decorations for the season. The fireplace is a welcome sight on a cold day.



20 comments:

  1. The Lord Elgin tree definitely suits the decor.

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  2. Very nice indoor trees, love the mantlepiece but the snowy trees are my favourites, probably because there's no sign of the fluffy white stuff here...

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  3. Yes, I like the fireplace best together with a good book and cup of tea.

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  4. I loved this, William. I haven't had a chance to go to Ottawa over Christmas and it was nice to see some of the decorated trees. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Deb

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  5. Love the outdoors shots, the light is magical!

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  6. such a pretty assortment of trees! love the ones outside especially!

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  7. Very petty twinkly stuff. I like the lighted trees. MB

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  8. I like that last Christmas tree the best.

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  9. Very pretty! And it definitely looks to be a white Christmas:) Happy Holidays to you.

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  10. They are all beauties. i haven't had much of a chance to get out and about so it is nice to have seen these here, William. ;-)

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  11. Nice shots of the trees. Nice to see Ottawa looking so good. ;)

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  12. @Hamilton: I thought so!

    @Ciel: we've got plenty of it here, and more falling today.

    @Revrunner: a good cup of tea is always called for!

    @Deb: thank you kindly!

    @JM: I've got more of that to come...

    @Tanya: thank you!

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  13. @MB: I'm pleased those shots turned out well.

    @Sharon: the Lord Elgin can always be counted on to do the occasion right.

    @LondonLulu: it'll be a very white Christmas!

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @EG: thanks!

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  14. Beautiful trees!

    Your post and mine have the same title today....

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  15. I thought my comment went through... must not have. Well, I said that I loved the blue lights on the trees. That's my favorite color on Christmas Trees.
    And I so want to cozy up to that warm-looking fire place!!

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  16. It seems I'm the only one to like the second tree...

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  17. I just love Christmas/holiday decorations! Trees and pine and holly and everything!

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  18. I love those shots taken at twilight. The light is just so warm and cozy... especially on the snow.

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  19. Great photos. If I were able to take decent photos, I'd do my own neighborhood. Some of the house have really elaborate displays. I drove through the other night (coming home from a meeting). I'm glad I don't have their electric bill this month although one neighbor did go to LED light.

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  20. Beautiful Christmas trees series, the first is my preferred.
    Happy Holidays, William!

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