In March, I was over at the Ottawa Convention Centre on a couple of occasions, the first time before the ice on the Rideau Canal was closed for the season, the second for pics for the triangle theme that started out April. These shots are from those two days. Incidentally, aside from one or two upcoming before and after posts, I'm now out of snow pictures. Until winter returns in August.
Inside, here's a view of Canada Hall, the largest of the interior convention spaces. Work crews were in the midst of finishing up dismantling a weekend show when I took this, and the hall was fully open. It can be subdivided as required, but at this size is like an aircraft hanger.
Looking out at the Canal, we see across to the National Arts Centre. The Canal looks a lot different now.
I like using these panes of glass to frame Parliament Hill in different ways.
I love the angle of the first two shots!ReplyDelete
This is a fascinating building. Hard to imagine the building process. If there is no more snow to take pictures of, then surely spring is around the corner.ReplyDelete
Wow! that is huge inside. It certainly does give you almost unlimited options for framing. The second shot is my favorite, love the angle and reflections.ReplyDelete
Have a great Sunday!
Love those lines and view.ReplyDelete
I love the round shapes there.ReplyDelete
1st thought - wonder how it is for heating purpose? neat design. ( :ReplyDelete
HUGE! And the architecture is very much to my liking.ReplyDelete
I got so carried away with the thought of you having no more snow pics,I almost forgot to look at the lovely building!ReplyDelete
The Convention Centre is a photographers dream William, so many angles and possible reflections.. I do like the way you use it to frame architectural scenarios. You must be feeling a little sad to see the end of the snow, I know you do love it.ReplyDelete
Out of snow photos? Yay! Bring on the tulips!ReplyDelete
Snow, in August? Seriously?
Architecture is amazing!ReplyDelete
How pieces go together and travel to the sky.
first, laughing at your title. then again at 'winter returns in august'. :DReplyDelete
Linda: thank you!ReplyDelete
Oakland: the tulips are starting to show so we are getting there.
Anita: it is a building I quite enjoy using as a subject.
Bibi: thank you.
Marleen: so do I!
Beth: it was quite comfortable in warmth.
EG: mine too.
Jane and Chris: I am in mournig for the end of winter.
Grace: I console myself by saying each day brings us closer to winter.
Norma: july would be better!
Birdman: they really designed the place beautifully.
Really cool shots!ReplyDelete
Wonderful curves---almost a blond bombshell. Haha! Great title. I see where the April theme working. Super pics and now you can settle into sunshine of course until August---which is when our summer arrives. MBReplyDelete
Beautiful building! No more snow? It just snowed in Montana yesterday.ReplyDelete
I can easily wait until January for some snow!ReplyDelete
An amazing structure, and it is even better seen from the inside...ReplyDelete
August ... hahahaaha.ReplyDelete
@Tex: I couldn't resist!ReplyDelete
@MB: with any luck, fall will come in July.
@Judy: we can still get snow... but less and less chance of it by the day.
@RedPat: that's much too late!
@VP: it's one of those cases where the architects get it right.
@Inna: thank you.
@Whisk: that's what I'm hoping for!
I specially like your first two shots, they contain very nice lines and I always love to play with those mirror effects.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous building! Isn't it amazing how those interior cavernous spaces can be transformed? They're never exactly warm and intimate but they sure can become a lot of things to a lot of people.ReplyDelete
And don't despair. Winter will be back before you know it...and probably sooner than most of your neighbors would like.
I think -- I'm not positive since I can't see the whole building, but I think! -- this is a modern building I can admire!ReplyDelete
So glad for no more snow pix!
So many triangles! Fun to see.ReplyDelete
I could say X marks the spot, but in this case it would be a lot of spots.ReplyDelete
What? No more snow pictures? Could it REALLY be true that winter's finally over?ReplyDelete
Snow in August? really?ReplyDelete
I like the first 3 pics most, with their angle and reflections on the building.
@Jan: I keep looking out for mirrors on each wall of an elevator car, just to play around with my reflection.ReplyDelete
@Kay: it can't come soon enough!
@Cheryl: it's a building that I've really come to enjoy.
@Linda: thank you!
@Mari: oh, yes, and digging up the buried treasure might be a problem.
@Revrunner: unless that was, oh... a deception on my part.
@Feyza: it's technically possible here. We've had snow in each month, recorded, except July.
Very modern and industrial looking. Great angles everywhere! Nice photos of also.ReplyDelete
These are some amazing walls. Great compositions.ReplyDelete
@Pat: thank you! This is one of those cases where modern works well.ReplyDelete
@Jose: I'll have to get inside during the summer too. It's different in every season.