Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tis The Season

This large but simple wreath can be found at the Lord Lansdowne retirement home, beside Abbotsford House and across from Lansdowne Park in the Glebe.

There's an office building downtown with a lovely atrium featuring a waterfall fountain. They've placed a Christmas tree on the overhanging terrace.

Here's the view from directly across.

On a very cold night at Carleton University, I stepped out of the very warm tunnel network to take a picture of this lit tree. My fingers were very unimpressed with me afterwards.

This tree is a bit more slender than I'd have thought suitable for a Christmas tree. It's inside the National Arts Centre lobby.

And over at the Government Conference Centre, this view of the front of the building features a large wreath over the main entrance.

Zooming in with the mobile gives us more of a view.


  1. Ah, what would we do without Christmas decorations? They help make the short days more pleasant.

  2. You found some lovely, tasteful decorations! PS. Enjoy the first day of winter!! This Saturday is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, marking our shortest daylight period and longest night of the year. Have a lovely week=end!

  3. I love seeing all the decorated trees! This is my favorite time of year. :)

  4. With all those trees you have a veritable Christmas forest !

  5. The second tree is my favorite,!

  6. @Linda: they do brighten up the season!

    @Kate: thank you!

    @Halcyon: more of that to come!

    @Stuart: yes indeed!

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Sharon: ah, so it does have a fan!

  7. I love green wreaths with red ribbons! And lit Christmas trees, too! Nice job, William!

  8. Christmas tree on the overhanging terrace is the best. Greetings

  9. Christmas wreaths are rare here unfortunately and I'm slowly going to become jealous of you!

  10. Ottawa seems to be very well decorated for the season, William!

  11. @Cheryl: thank you!

    @Inna: thanks!

    @Ciel: I suppose the rarity there is a long term thing.

    @RedPat: yes, and if we can only see to it that the politicians get coal in their stockings....

  12. there are a few wheelbarrows of coal in Toronto ready for transport.....

    but, yes, I like the selection of trees you've shown us.

  13. Love the different types and shapes of the Christmas Trees. Every one is lovely in their own way.

    cheers, parsnip

  14. @Hamilton: thanks!

    @Parsnip: they surely are.