Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Giant Glass Wall With A View

I like stopping in at the Ottawa Convention Centre on occasion. The giant glass wall appeals to me. This is an angle I haven't taken pics from before, though, across Colonel By Drive.


The trade shows and conventions that come in and out of here with regularity still allow for plenty of opportunities for the locals to come in and take in the view. Even empty, this third floor promenade makes for a good photo op.


And with so many landmarks in close sight, it's such an amazing view.



39 comments:

  1. Cool building. I should show our convention center some time.


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  2. It is a super building as modern ones go. Perfect for some reflections too!

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  3. Jeeh William, ou are not a one daily photo man, but several a day :-) Impressive convention center.

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  4. looks like a great place for getting views friom

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  5. I can't help thinking it would be a really cool place for a fashion shoot.

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  6. Looks like a giant glass pillow. :-)

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  7. An impressive building and such a glass wall is always nice for a photo reflection!

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  8. those windows are freakin' awesome!! i bet you get all sorts of light with the sun making shapes & such. what about a rain storm view - that would be cool too!! ( :

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  9. Ottawa should be a beautiful city !

    Tomás.

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  10. @Cloudia: when done right, convention centres can be outstanding.

    @Ciel: the reflections definitely give the building a great quality that wouldn't be there if it wasn't a glass wall.

    @Peter: yes, I do tend to go for more than one!

    @Bibi: I like it in all seasons.

    @Gerald: it certainly is.

    @Tamera: it would be.

    @Revrunner: I can see that!

    @Bieb: yes, that's true!

    @Beth: the reflections and refracted sunlight can change very quickly.

    @Tomas: it is!

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  11. it has a neat, almost reptilian look. :)

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  12. The views and the space are magnificent.

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  13. Impressive from the outside for sure.

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  14. Looks like the cloaking panels on the SHIELD Helicarrier!

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  15. Impressive building, just right for many beautiful photos! :-)

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  16. I like the building and obviously would like the view!

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  17. Those windows would appeal to me too. There are endless possibilities here.

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  18. It reminds me a lot of the Porsche museum in Stuttgart. I wonder if they were designed by the same architect.

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  19. It's a wonderful building to photograph!

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  20. convention centers are always so eye catching, especially yours!

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  21. i was thinking it looked similar to our art museum but different architects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Stout

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  22. @Tex: it does!

    @Luis: it's much better than the previous conference centre on this site.

    @Birdman: it seems to engage the city, whereas the old one was insular.

    @Norma: I hadn't thought of it that way, but I see what you mean!

    @Karl: and in so many different seasons too.

    @VP: the view's great in so many kinds of weather.

    @Sharon: they're a photographer's dream.

    @Halcyon: I took a look around- two different architects.

    @EG: thank you!

    @Tanya: I should have documented the construction!

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  23. it is really cool building. I like to take pictures of buildings like this, they allow to play with them and create different reflections.

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  24. Nice building! I like the glass wall!

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  25. Modern buildings can be very special too. I like this very much.

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  26. I like this very much. I'd spend a lot of time there - as early as possible in the morning and then as late as possible in the evening. You could get some great photos ... as you've shown us!

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  27. What a striking building from any angle...and the views showcase Ottawa. Perfect for a convention center.

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  28. Such fabulous views from there! Must be a great place to attend an event.

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  29. @Feyza: the reflections seem to never be the same on different days.

    @Cheryl: it's inspired architecture.

    @Marleen: the architect for this one did great work.

    @Linda: I've been happy with it even before the construction ended.

    @Chrissy: thank you!

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Kay: it's worlds better than the old Congress Centre.

    @RedPat: it is. I've been inside when events are going on, and that glass wall engages people inside too.

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  30. Great looking building with a great view!

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  31. An amazing view from a very interesting building.

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  32. I remember admiring your Convention Centre when you showed it before William.. it really is an amazing piece of architecture.. and fabulous for reflection shots I bet.

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  33. This is one modern building I really like.

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  34. My tastes are usually pretty traditional, but this building gets high honors from me. Nice!

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