Saturday, May 30, 2015

The National Gallery And The Basilica

A short walk away in Major's Hill Park are two more tulip beds. This first one I love photographing with the glass tower of the National Gallery in the background. 


From a different angle, this gives a look at that rock wall in the background, as well as a glimpse of the small house structure in the grounds. These days that building tends to offer exhibition space to artists.


The other large section of tulip beds are a double row across the lawn from the first, with Notre Dame Basilica as its backdrop, while from another angle, these tulips have the Gallery as a backdrop.





38 comments:

  1. Lovely! The basilica looks so romantic.

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  2. Do you sell tulips ...? (Just kidding).

    Tomás.

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  3. So beautiful with the National Gallery and the Basilica as a backdrop.

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. I can see some of the tulips are almost black. Fantastic colour!

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  5. Ah, that last one takes the cake. :-)

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  6. that is a cool word - basilica. awesome architecture!! the blooms make the view even more awesome-er!! ( :

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  7. The flowers are beautiful but I'm really impressed with that glass tower! I'd love to see the interior of that place!

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  8. Beautiful scenery and basilica.

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  9. If I ever get to Ottawa, the basilica is sure to be a stop.

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  10. such pretty grounds and backdrops!

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  11. You've added some variety to the tulips by showing some interesting background. There's also one person taking a good look at the the tulips.

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  12. @Linda: thank you!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Tomas: if I tried growing plants, they'd all die!

    @Janis: they're great settings for photography.

    @Jose: yes, there's one coming up at the War Memorial that I'll be showing that has the same quality.

    @Revrunner: thank you!

    @Beth: it's a grand building. I enjoy photographing it.

    @Lowell: I will have to take the camera into the gallery now that they've relaxed the photography rules.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Birdman: it's beautiful inside and outside.

    @Tex: definitely!

    @Red: oh, yes!

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  13. So much beauty in every direction!

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  14. Everything is so beautiful in these images!

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  15. Such a lovely area with so much to see.

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  16. Goirgeous tulips! And the buildings are pretty nice, too!

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  17. superbe endroit ca donne envie d une pause ;o)

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  18. @Sharon: no shortage of that!

    @VP: thank you very much.

    @Judy: it's a pretty park.

    @Cheryl: I think so too.

    @Audrey: merci!

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  19. Fantastic, William! I love the purple and green! :) :)

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  20. Beautiful park, the stunning tulips.
    Some great pictures of the environment.

    Greeting

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  21. Ottawa indeed has a lot to see in it and to interest people.

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  22. Nice to see you have chosen different angles and backgrounds for this serie. The surrounding makes the tulips more interesting.

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  23. I'm amazed at the scale of the tulip plantings!

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  24. The purple tulips are rather spectacular

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  25. It seems to me that everywhere you go, you see tulips! Magical!

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  26. @Linda: so did I.

    @Liplatus: thank you!

    @Gill: just as long as one does avoid politicians. Though strangely enough, today I came across who must have been Thomas Mulcair- or his twin brother! He's taller than I would have expected.

    @Jan: it does, yes!

    @RedPat: there's a great deal of care that goes into them.

    @Mo: they certainly are.

    @Ciel: magical indeed!

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  27. The gardens are spectacularly kept.

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  28. I adore tulips.i I've got some planted ready for Spring. Beautiful pictures.

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  29. Ther are some extraordinary colours there William particularly in the last two pictures, very beautiful..

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  30. Beautiful setting. Too bad the tulips don't last all summer.

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  31. National Gallery makes a very nice background for those tulips. I love the purple and white ones. They look very elegant!

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  32. How beautiful! We pick up the granddaughters today. Going to be a fun week!

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  33. Really beautiful views with all these purple tulips.

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  34. The deep lavender tulips caught my eye--wow!

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  35. I really like those pirple tulips.

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