I have a familiar perspective from atop the Bank Street Bridge today. This photo from last winter looks west. The Rideau Canal finally opened this weekend for skaters, at least in part. The skateway starts from below here- the fence is right about where the staircases are- up to the Corktown Bridge downtown. The rest of the Canal, west from this spot and all the way to the end from the Corktown Bridge, should be open soon. On the gray day I shot this, there were relatively few skaters on this stretch of the Canal, but that can change very quickly. Particularly with rush hour when many civil servants decide to commute home by skating.