Sunday, April 20, 2014

Crossing Over The Ottawa River

Happy Easter!

On the day in February when I went over to the Museum, I crossed the river on the Alexandria Bridge. I paused for this shot of Parliament Hill. By the way, it looks a lot different now; I was down in the area on Friday, and aside from ice beneath this bridge, the river was open and high.

The walk along the bridge allows for many photographic opportunities of the river. I'll come here again in the summer.

Leaving the Museum, the sun was setting. There were some breaks in the cloud deck to the north. The Museum buildings dominate the Gatineau shore here.

The bridge has lanes for traffic between Gatineau and Ottawa, with a pedestrian section as well.


  1. Lovely sunset. Happy Easter, William.

  2. I like it all, and that first shot is a stunner.

  3. Brrrr! Flashbacks to winter! Hopefully we won't any more see scenes like this for a few months.

  4. The first shot really makes the building look majestic. It looks to me like a book illustration.

  5. Thank you for these images, as I have already told you a frozen river of this size is something quite alien to our eyes: absolutely fascinating and a bit scary!

  6. You'll have to link back to the winter shots when you return in the summer! Joyeuses Pâques William!

  7. Sends chills down my spine just look at these.

  8. Also gave me the feeling of winter once again and to read that the river is once again flowing was a good thing and looking forward to warmer weather shots from this same vantage point.

  9. These shots are gorgeous. Happy Easter as well. Thank you.

  10. love the first shot - a castle in the frozen north! :)

  11. Linda: sunsets never seem the same way twice.

    Petrea: thank you!

    Tamera: I still have some wintery shots at my disposal!

    Stuart: thanks!

    VP: right now with how high it is, that can be a bit scary.

    Ciel: I will do that.

    Revrunner: that is the idea!

    Beatrice: I really must get down to take shots while the water is high.

    Luis: you're welcome.

    Tex: it does fit that description.

  12. Parliament on the hill---good capture. Aren't you glad Spring is on the way. MB

  13. Looks like a good day to spend inside the museum. I hope it is warming up now. I enjoyed the museum series.

  14. Oh wow, it really does look very cold in these shots.

  15. Super shots! Winter is beautiful but I'm glad it is ending finally.

  16. Great series of photos, but I have to tell you, I seriously doubt I could live with such winter weather. It's good to hear that the ice is almost completely gone.

  17. Wonderful winter shots, but since winter has long gone overhere, I prefer the shot of the sunset.

  18. That first shot is gorgeous. It almost looks like something from a fairy tale. It will be nice to see how this looks when the snow is gone - very different, I'm certain.

  19. @MB: I'm gleefully waiting for winter to come back!

    @Judy: at the moment, some days are warm, others are still-in-coat weather.

    @Sharon: it was a cold day, as memory serves.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Lynette: I love the winter.

    @Jan: there's never a sunset quite like other sunsets.

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Kay: it's quite different now. I'm planning on going down to the river's edge tomorrow for some photography.

  20. It must be a lovely invigorating walk across the bridge. Spectacular photos William!

  21. I get the shivers looking at this, with all the snow!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  22. Very nice photos, but you can stop with the winter scenes now
    I hope you'll be showing us the tulip festival soon, that what I want - spring flowers!

  23. Nice shot of Parliament hill; also that's a cool shot of the bridge.

  24. Beautiful pictures, but I'm so glad I do not live there.

  25. That first picture looks like something from Game of Thrones! Nice pix!

  26. Beautiful shots, but I'm glad we are done with snow.

  27. @Denise: particularly on a minus 25 celsius day with biting winds.

    @Jennifer: I'm trying to stretch out the snow as long as possible!

    @Hamilton: the tulips are actually a little behind, but there'll be plenty of them in May.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Mari: snow's not for everyone!

    @Cheryl: and the Prime Minister's probably just as much of a cutthroat as some of the characters on that show.

    @Tess: maybe winter will be back in July.

  28. Replies
    1. Well this was a trip earlier in the winter, but for us the buds start to show in late April, but really in May. We still have snow on the ground in shady spots.