Wednesday, July 9, 2014

With Glowing Hearts

Major's Hill Park was one of the busiest spots on Canada Day. This view of the park is from inside the National Gallery.


This looks down the ramp at the National Gallery, just before one heads into the collections. I will be taking pics in here soon- the Gallery finally dropped the no photos policy recently. I had a chat with a staff member while we were looking at a Bernini.


Turning around, this is the view from the base of the glass tower in the Gallery. Parliament Hill looks good from here.


From here we set out across the Alexandria Bridge to the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River. Canada Day is the only day this portion of the bridge opens up to pedestrians. I like the lines of the steel.


I'm finishing up with a view of the Museum of Civilization, aka the Museum of History, decorated for the day. This terrace is on the curatorial wing, featuring the provincial and territorial flags. The two in the picture are for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 


30 comments:

  1. I love the view from the base of the glass tower.

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  2. That's a lovely walk, thank you. I'm now looking forward to seeing the Bernini and other treasures!

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  3. If I go to Ottawa does not need a guide to the city, I read your articles and ... enough !

    Tomás.

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  4. Great photos! I love that you have the view down the arcade of the National Gallery, in addition to the view down the deck of the Alexandria Bridge.

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  5. A nice view of the city, how great to walk over a bridge without traffic.

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  6. There are a lot of wonderful lines in your photos today, William, those in the second and fourth picture are my favourites.

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  7. @Linda: I've always enjoyed that view.

    @Ciel: I will definitely have to photograph that one.

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Pat: I always look for perspective shots, even when I don't have a camera with me.

    @Bieb: it's such a rarity.

    @Revrunner: it does!

    @Jan: thanks!

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  8. loved the 'down the ramp' photo. cool place!

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  9. Ottawa is a beautiful city isn't it?!
    Jane x

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  10. btw I don't do windows! hahahahaha

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  11. Nice shots. Thank you William.

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  12. You got some great views there! Can't wait to see more.

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  13. Lots of outstanding views today!

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  14. An interesting promenade...

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  15. @Tex: the gallery's beautiful inside.

    @Jane and Chris: it is!

    @Birdman: those windows are a real job for washers!

    @Luis: thank you!

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Sharon: thank you.

    @VP: I've always liked it.

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  16. Nice photos good depth of field ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. I can see why you like the view so much.

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  18. Another fine tour. I like that the bridge is opened up to pedestrians.

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  19. i enjoy the ceiling & the bridge shot. ( :

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  20. The idea of a pedestrian bridge is nice. Even if it is just one day a year!

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  21. Great views of a very nice building. I especially like that ramp shot, but the bridge is special, too. It's a treat that you can walk it at least once a year.

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  22. @Country Gal: you're welcome.

    @Norma: it's such a nice view.

    @RedPat: in this case, it's such a rarity that it's welcome.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Cheryl: the rest of the year there's still plenty of pedestrian walkway to cross.

    @Kay: it's my personal favourite bridge in the two cities.

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  23. Those are fantastic buildings. Such a blend of the old and new. Thanks.

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  24. Your photos are great William. They show Ottawa as a very interesting and beautiful city. I hope I get there one day.

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  25. You're a regular travel guide for Ottawa! Love these spots!

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  26. I'll have to get to Ottawa one day for Doors Open so I can walk across that bridge.

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  27. Your view of the bridge from behind those two pedestrians is lovely.

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  28. @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Jennifer: so do I.

    @EG: thank you.

    @Jack: thanks!

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