Saturday, May 24, 2014

A View For Malak Karsh

It is altogether fitting that we come to this panel from the Dow's Lake set today, focusing on the photographer Malak Karsh, who played such a vital role in the creation of the Tulip Festival.


On the Gatineau shore of the Ottawa River, at the Museum of Civilization, this plaque is placed by a bed of tulips bearing his name.


And it's such a grand view, taking in the river, Parliament Hill, the Chateau Laurier, the Alexandria Bridge, and more.







35 comments:

  1. That 3rd photo...love it especially!

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  2. Nice job on framing the tulips and the background.

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  3. I am quite familiar with his brother Yousuf's work so it's good to see him getting his dues.

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  4. These views say that Ottawa is a marvellous city.

    Tomás.

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  5. Great views, William, a feast for the eyes!

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  6. Check out the camera he was using.

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  7. It's good to know whom we owe this beauty to!

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  8. I very much like the composition of the third photo.

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  9. Beautiful images of the tulips William.. look fantastic with the chateaux and bridge in the background.

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  10. Wow...those photos are wonderful, William.

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  11. Linda: thank you!

    Linda: thanks!

    Stuart: the two brothers were the best in the field.

    Tomas: thank you!

    Karl: Malak took a shot of parliament from this location that was featured on the dollar bill. On the other side was a pic of the queen based on a photo by Yousef.

    Revrunner: it is a nice one.

    Ciel: it is a wonderful legacy.

    EG: thank you!

    Grace: thanks!

    Deb: thanks!

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  12. Impossible to choose a favourite on the tulip posts, the series is absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Great to see the tulips in combination with the river, the bridge and the buildings in the background. The third photo is my favourite today.

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  14. Okay, it's apparent you need to make postcards of these and sell them in Ottawa's tourist shops. Wow, stunning pictures of the tulips and the community! I know of Karsh, famous for his portraits, but didn't realize his connection in this instance. Very interesting!

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  15. wow! castles in the background! :)

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  16. I don't think I'll ever tire of the tulips!

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  17. That view is quite fantastic especially framed with all that gorgeous color.

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  18. After the long grey days of snow covered winter, this riot of color must be a fantastic reward.

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  19. @Jose: thanks!

    @Jan: I'll have to remember that one for a year end best of....

    @Lowell: the Karsh brothers were the best of the best.

    @Jane and Chris: indeed!

    @Tex: they certainly look the part.

    @Norma: I never do!

    @Sharon: thank you!

    @Judy: it is!

    @Mari: I quite agree.

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  20. And it is a grand view. Thanks to Mr. Karsh's foresight. The Tulips and the design are marvelous.MB

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  21. And WHAT a view it is.Nice job capturing the flowers and chateau acoss the water.

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  22. Love those last three shots of the castle and the tulips. I'd love to see that one day in person!

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  23. @MB: I think so!

    @Luis: I agree!

    @Birdman: the picture pretty much takes itself!

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Susie: thank you!

    @Cheryl: they are!

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  24. I love the quote, "I live and breathe Canadian." What a wonderful way to memorialize Karsh.

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  25. Heart, be still! What a sight. The tulips with the outstanding skyline beyond . . .

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  26. Beautiful photos William!
    I like it when people are memorialized like Karsh was with the plaque. It is a good way to keep history alive.

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  27. I adored his work. I once dated someone who worked for him in the early years, when I was between husbands. His photographs are wonderful. I am happy to view your tulips, too! Mine are so done...

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  28. Oh, they are beautiful! I would love to see that sometime!

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  29. Ooh, the view from here is stunning! Even we owe thanks to Mr Karsh. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't have been enjoying your gorgeous tulip photos.

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