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.
That 3rd photo...love it especially!ReplyDelete
Nice job on framing the tulips and the background.ReplyDelete
I am quite familiar with his brother Yousuf's work so it's good to see him getting his dues.ReplyDelete
These views say that Ottawa is a marvellous city.ReplyDelete
Great views, William, a feast for the eyes!ReplyDelete
Check out the camera he was using.ReplyDelete
It's good to know whom we owe this beauty to!ReplyDelete
I very much like the composition of the third photo.ReplyDelete
Beautiful images of the tulips William.. look fantastic with the chateaux and bridge in the background.ReplyDelete
Wow...those photos are wonderful, William.ReplyDelete
Linda: thank you!ReplyDelete
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!
Impossible to choose a favourite on the tulip posts, the series is absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
He deserves that view.ReplyDelete
wow! castles in the background! :)ReplyDelete
I don't think I'll ever tire of the tulips!ReplyDelete
That view is quite fantastic especially framed with all that gorgeous color.ReplyDelete
After the long grey days of snow covered winter, this riot of color must be a fantastic reward.ReplyDelete
@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.
And it is a grand view. Thanks to Mr. Karsh's foresight. The Tulips and the design are marvelous.MBReplyDelete
And WHAT a view it is.Nice job capturing the flowers and chateau acoss the water.ReplyDelete
Love these tulip shots!ReplyDelete
Love those last three shots of the castle and the tulips. I'd love to see that one day in person!ReplyDelete
@MB: I think so!ReplyDelete
@Luis: I agree!
@Birdman: the picture pretty much takes itself!
@Susie: thank you!
@Cheryl: they are!
I love the quote, "I live and breathe Canadian." What a wonderful way to memorialize Karsh.ReplyDelete
Heart, be still! What a sight. The tulips with the outstanding skyline beyond . . .ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos William!ReplyDelete
I like it when people are memorialized like Karsh was with the plaque. It is a good way to keep history alive.
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...ReplyDelete
That's so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh, they are beautiful! I would love to see that sometime!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
@Kay: it is!ReplyDelete
@Jack: thank you.
@Pat: I think so too.
@Jennifer: small world, isn't it?
@Krisztina: that is indeed.
@Joan: it's a wonderful thing to see.
@Hilda: he had a great idea.