Friday, September 19, 2014

One Year Later

Today is the first anniversary of the start of this blog. I thought I would mark the occasion with my first two shots. I've taken pics of the Peace Tower here on Parliament Hill from this arched entryway in the East Block before and since then, and in various seasons. It's the ideal frame.

And this door on the East Block appeals to me, both the wood of the door itself and the carving above it.


  1. congratulations :)

    love your 1st photo
    its neat when objects can make frames for us :)

  2. Good shots to remember an anniversary! That you'll keep for years!


  3. Happy anniversary! It has been a pleasure to follow your posts, and your pictures are always great!

  4. Happy anniversary William! You have done well to have such a large following. Well deserved. And thank you for your daily comments on my own blog. They are very much appreciated.

  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I am glad I found your site and always enjoy your pictures and words.

  6. Happy Anniversary on your first year of blogging! Love the 2 pics you featured today. The detail above the door is amazing and the top photo is framed so nicely by the arch. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it.

  7. Congratulations with this anniversary.
    The first shot is wonderful with that frame.

  8. Happy anniverary with your first year blog registration. Hope you will go on for some more time, I enjoy your blog very much.

  9. Happy, where's the cake?
    Jane x

  10. Beautiful shots. "Happy Anniversary."

  11. @Jen: I've photographed from that place many times, and each time is different.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Blois: you're welcome!

    @Halcyon: some days it doesn't feel like a year.

    @Susie: the work of the stonemasons on the Parliament Buildings always impresses me.

    @Marianne: thank you!

    @Tanya: I've developed a taste for doing this.

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Jane and Chris: It was black forest, and I ate it all. It was delicious!

    @Deb: thanks!

    @Sharon: thank you!

  12. only one year? gosh, would have thought you've been blogging for a lot longer. congrats!

  13. Happy Bogversary ! Great job to !
    Wonderful photos and posts ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  14. Has it already been a year?! I love that second shot. The door is so beautiful.

  15. @Tex: well my writer's blog has been around longer, though this blog will overtake the numbers of that one sometime next year.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Jackie: I like doing this, so I'll be at it for years to come.

    @Judy: I look at some bloggers who have been doing this for a lot longer, and I wonder how they get that far along.

    @Country Gal: thank you!

    @Krisztina: time flies!

  16. I'd like sometime to see how these doors are made.

  17. Gorgeous. I hope someday I can see this stuff in person!

  18. Good gosh that year went fast. Congrats. I'll make you brownies, no pecans.

  19. Congratulations William. Hope to see you for years to come!

  20. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! or is it blogoversary? any who ... congrats!! i am happy i met ya... i can't recall how i found you in the 1st place. but happy i did. keep up the fun post & interesting posts. ( :

  21. You've packed a lot of photos and stories into this past year. Happy blogiversary!

  22. Congratulations on one year of interesting posts, William! I look forward to learning more about Ottawa.

  23. @Revrunner: I should take closeups of the details on the wood.

    @Eve: you should make it up this way someday.

    @Birdman: thanks!

    @Jeroen: thank you.

    @Whisk: yes, where did the year go?

    @Marleen: I expect to keep busy doing this.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Cheryl: it doesn't seem that long!

    @Beth: I often get that myself- where did I first come across this blog or another blog, but I'm glad I did.

    @Hamilton: thank you!

    @EG: I look forward to continuing.

  24. Congrats on the one year. Beautiful structure.

  25. You have built such a presence in this year. Hats off to you! You are so responsive to your readers! Nice to learn about Ottawa, too!

  26. Happy blogaversary and congrats on your first year!

  27. Fine photos! Congrats on a year of very productive blogging!

  28. The architecture reminds me of the Westminister Abbey, in London.

  29. @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you!

    @Greensboro: it's a pleasure to show the city off.

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Linda: it has been very productive.

    @Shelly: that doesn't surprise me.