Friday, May 29, 2015

The Colonel Among His Flower Beds

Major's Hill Park downtown is a big site for tulips as well during the festival. Here some of them surround the statue of Colonel John By. The Connaught Building is behind him, and the Chateau Laurier is to the right.


The Colonel has a fine view of Parliament Hill, as well as the overlook of the Rideau Canal down below that was his design and achievement.


The tulips stretch out in quite a row behind the statue, and this year they were lovely.


This view from the far end gives you a sense of the length of the row. I have more from this park tomorrow.





38 comments:

  1. Major's Hill Park has to be the cradle of tulip in Ottawa, I guess.

    Tomás.

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  2. The monument looks even better surrounded by all these colorful flowers!

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  3. It looks he is guarding the tulip fields.

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  4. I love all the tulips surrounding him.

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  5. The colonel looks flowered. :-)

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  6. Taht's not possible... so MANY tulips :)
    The colonel must be very happy with such a view !

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  7. This is so much better than snow!

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  8. Like how he is standing guard watching everyone coming and going.

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  9. The colonel seems to have a wonderful view over the tulips and the rest of the park.

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  10. a nice command post he's got. :)

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  11. The Colonel is in prime spot there William, the tulips are glorious this year.

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  12. He's looking pretty proud up there surrounded by those beautiful tulips.

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  13. @Bill: I think so!

    @Tomas: there aren't as many tulips here as down at Dow's Lake, but there are a lot.

    @VP: it certainly does.

    @Marianne: yes, it does.

    @Halcyon: it's a great surrounding for the statue to have.

    @Revrunner: yes, he does!

    @Karl: it's a great position for him.

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  14. @Norma: yes, no snow!

    @Gill: he does draw a good deal of attention.

    @Jan: it's an ideal place for the statue.

    @Jose: thank you!

    @Tex: it is that.

    @Grace: they have had a very good year.

    @Sharon: it's such a nice place to be in.

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  15. The Colonel is out standing in his field LOL

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  16. Lovely tulips! Still get a kick out of the Colonel's name. I can imagine someone leaving as they say, "Bye, By!"

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  17. Colonel has got such a nice view indeed! And the tulips are so pretty. Love red and pink combination :-)

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  18. Your 3rd photo is my favourite! :)

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  19. I love tulips! I tried planting some of my own but that doesn't seemed to have worked. Great shots!

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  20. It is amazing to see so many tulips! They have a lot of planting to do when tulip season ends. ;-)

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  21. what a gorgeous area. thanks for taking us along. enjoy your weekend!! ( :

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  22. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy weekend!

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  23. The tulip colours highlight the art of the stature so beautifully.

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  24. Love the first and last shots in particular. In the second one, the tulip bed looks almost like a heart around the statue! Lovely!

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  25. I'm happy to see so many folks out enjoying the tulips and what looks to be good weather. I'll get a kick out of telling Leland what you said about him and Viking blood and longships in your comment!

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  26. Such a wonderful place for a colonel - he has a great view :)

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  27. @Jackie: he is!

    @Cheryl: it's quite a name.

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Meradeth: these work well.

    @RedPat: they certainly do.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Gunn: thank you!

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Gemma: they do that.

    @Ciel: it does, yes.

    @Lynette: there were a lot of people!

    @Birgitta: he certainly has one of the best views in the city.

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  28. I just love all of these tulips.

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  29. I will have to say ,"When will this ever end?" I had no idea there were so many tulips. You've been very thorough and included information.

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  30. The Colonel has a magnificent view and to be surrounded by all thos tulips...

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  31. A popular spot for a good reason.

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  32. I'm wondering whether you live in the prettiest city on earth?

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  33. I have the impression that in you too there is a problem with the sun. In Ottwaiwe missing the sun as mine.
    Tulips are absolutely stunning.

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