Monday, April 13, 2015

Notre Dame Basilica

Looking east in Major's Hill Park, we have this view towards the spires of Notre Dame. The north wing of the American embassy (I tend to think of it as the Fortress) can be seen at the right across the park.


41 comments:

  1. Very beautiful Notre Dame.
    Have a happy new week, and hope your snow will go away soon.
    Hugs

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  2. Nice vista. Inspiring while incorporating nature and space more than marble.



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. Love the view and especially under that blue sky!

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  4. These views subjugate me, I really like, are beautiful and they seem more mysterious with their distance from me. I love very much this shot !

    Tomás.

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  5. This week the temperature is going up and that should take care of the snow that is left.
    PS: I really like your header photo. Those red tulips look fantastic.

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  6. do you still have this much snow on the ground? love those spires!

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  7. What a lovely view for seeing this cathedral. Awesome.

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  8. These twin spires must be quite a landmark in your sky. They would be for me. New to this city... they would help me with my bearings.

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  9. I keep looking for a hill in the park? The park does make a nice opening so that you can get photos of the area.

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  10. @Orvokki: at this point, it's mostly in places that are shaded during the day.

    @Cloudia: I enjoy walking in this park.

    @Halcyon: it was a very pleasant day when I took these shots in the park.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Andy: some of the stuff that is hidden in shadow all day can tend to linger for much longer than the rest!

    @Tanya: yes, still in places with plenty of shade and no sun exposure. I was looking at some of that this morning.

    @Luis: that really is a grand church.

    @Linda: it'll be a bit different when the leafs come out, but there are several vantage points in this park to get a full view of that church in other parts of the year.

    @Birdman: Notre Dame definitely is a landmark here, and it has a long history in the city.

    @Tex: I've always thought so.

    @Norma: yes, we do!

    @MB: so do I.

    @Linda: much nicer than overcast skies.

    @Red: actually the whole park is on top of the hill. This is one of the promontories that make up the Ottawa side of the Ottawa River. My shots tomorrow reflect that.

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  11. I see the snow is melting away!

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  12. The twin spires are really beautiful !

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  13. With this kind of clear blue skies and some higher temperatures the last snow will be gone this week, I think.

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  14. Lots of cool views from this park, William!

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  15. Great view, the twin spires are eye-catching!

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  16. I like the twin spires. And I can see why you've nicknamed the embassy the Fortress!

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  17. @Sharon: very gradually.

    @Karl: they stand out so well.

    @Jan: we shall see!

    @RedPat: and one more of those to go.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Cheryl: it certainly does fit the place.

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  18. Such a lovely scenery. Spires of Notre Dame are looking gorgeous with clear blue sky in the back!

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  19. Great shot. The spires are wonderful and so inviting unlike the harsh appearance of the Fortress.

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  20. You definitely can't miss those spires. They are wonderful!

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  21. What a nice view. It looks very European.

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  22. Beautiful sight...love the twin spires. So why do you think of the American building as a "fortress"? That ugly, huh? How's about we send Ted Cruz back as ambassador or dog catcher or something? Please?

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  23. That's another lovely view. Those places tend to be fortresses, don't they?!

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  24. Nice shots ... spring has arrived in Ottawa

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  25. I like the look of those twin spires.

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  26. What a great view. And the snow is melting!

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  27. I can't believe you still have snow.

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  28. @Tamago: it had been quite awhile since I last photographed that church.

    @Anita: I'll have to photograph the Fortress in some detail.

    @Jose: they are quite a standout.

    @Stuart: the church definitely has those influences.

    @Lowell: it feels like a fortress, locked down and fortified. It's taken time to get used to. And we don't want Ted Cruz!

    @Ciel: some of them are quite open, others are not. I should photograph the South African one sometime- it's quite a building.

    @Anna: eventually!

    @Denise: so do I.

    @Marleen: yes, it did!

    @Randy: we can expect snow well into this month.

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  29. I agree with Lowell. Please, take Ted Cruz.
    Photograph the Fortress at your own risk. If it's that locked down who knows what will happen if you approach with a camera?!

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  30. Glad you're getting a break in the snow, interesting buildings in your part of the world William...

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  31. squish. was my 1st thought. ( :
    have a great week!!

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  32. I wish it had just been a tad closer view.

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  33. and there is still snow on the ground!

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  34. Didn't know there was a notre Dame in Ottawa.

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  35. I see her in the distance, but am shocked to see snow!

    Janis
    GDP

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