Sunday, August 3, 2014

Strolling Along The Rideau Canal

These two shots are downtown along the Canal, on the east side. Plaza Bridge looms at the right, and the flags of the country, provinces, and territories stand at center. The staircases on the far side are popular for wedding photographers, who often take wedding parties under the bridge and over to the Ottawa Locks.

I never get tired of this Canal. I haven't often taken photographs from this side, but it makes for a pleasing image.


  1. I never get tired of your pics either, William

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Lovely pics. I'd like to visit this place some day.

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  4. The second photo is inviting you to take a walk along the canal. It is beautiful.


  5. I LOVE this canal/river - another magnificent treasure for your magnificent city. It reminds me of the Seine in Paris, only the Rideau is surrounded, I think, by more natural beauty.

  6. I makes a beautiful image. I like it.

  7. i can see why they'd be popular photography shots!

  8. Great vantage point, capturing the allure of the city! The scene evokes imagines of gondola rides.

  9. That looks a relaxing place for a nice afternoon stroll. elegant. Thanks for your comments - yes, you need to do the tour sometime!

  10. It seems a very nice walk...

  11. @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Stuart: it's a pleasant place to wander past.

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Lowell: we do have plenty of natural beauty along it.

    @Revrunner: oh, yes, they definitely go for it.

    @Birdman: it does offer that.

    @Sharon: thank you.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Tex: I'll often see photographers down here.

    @Jane and Chris: I think so!

    @Greensboro: and here we don't have gondolas!

    @Mike: it's a pleasant pathway through the city.

    @VP: it is!

  12. It looks very nice, no matter the season I think.

  13. I love the canals in all the seasons!

  14. Great view with the steeples in the background. Interesting. MB

  15. It looks fantastic. Thanks for posting.

  16. @Judy: it's such a nice area to walk along.

    @Ciel: it certainly is.

    @RedPat: it can feel like the city is a long way away at times, even though you're surrounded by it.

    @Marleen: best of course in winter!

    @Halcyon: it has something for everyone in all seasons.

    @Mo: this one, of course, has British influences in it.

    @MB: Parliament offers a good backdrop from many angles.

    @Mari: you're quite welcome.

  17. It's a beautiful place when you can make the statement you did above, "it can feel like the city is a long way away at times, even though you're surrounded by it." And your photos do it justice.

  18. That second scene reminds me of Paris!

  19. Does make an appealing image William.

  20. @Kay: thanks!

    @Linda: I can see that.

    @EG: it's a great canal.

    @Grace: it does indeed.

    @Gerald: that it is.

    @Whisk: so do I.