Sunday, July 19, 2015

Strathcona Fountain

When I started my Doors Open series, I mentioned stopping in at Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill before the weekend's festivities got underway. Today I'm starting the first of three posts on the place. This fountain can be found at one of the entrances to the park, which is nestled along the Rideau River on the eastern edge of the downtown core.


A reminder to City Daily Photo members: the theme day for the first of August is about bicycles.

39 comments:

  1. What a cool fountain. I like this park.

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  2. The fountain, of course, is wonderful !.

    Tomás.

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  3. A cool fountain to be at a hot day.

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  4. Such a beautiful fountain in the very lovely setting! Very soothing especially in this hot summer :-)

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  5. Fountains are so transporting and relaxing. Romantic.
    Thanks for the reminder on the August theme!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. @Halcyon: so do I.

    @Orvokki: I was delighted to come across it. When I've visited the park before, I never came in from this spot.

    @Tomas: it's a wonderful addition to have around.

    @Marianne: indeed!

    @Tamago: definitely!

    @Janis: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

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  7. I so enjoy beautiful fountains, and this one is no exception....can almost hear the water.

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  8. Very pretty and probably refreshing too!

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  9. It is quite lovely William!

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  10. Fountains so soothing when running in July's heat. So depressing in winter's ice.

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  11. Its a beautiful fountain. It freshens up the park!

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  12. It's a classic style of fountain which catches our attention. Fountains today are a much different style.

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  13. @Linda: thank you!

    @Ciel: no doubt the odd person tosses some of the water in their face on a hot day.

    @Lois: I thought so myself.

    @Birdman: that's quite true.

    @Nancy: it certainly does. What I have tomorrow is quite different.

    @Red: all too true. There's a very modern water feature in the Byward Market that I've never photographed.

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  14. Beautiful and detailed sculptures there.

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  15. that is quite an elaborate fountain .

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  16. Beautiful! I love fountains!

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  17. Good looking fountain. I'm wondering if it's as tall as it looks.

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  18. Beautifully ornate. I can just imagine the cool splashing sound.

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  19. Thanks for the reminder about August. I may have to take another picture of my bike.

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  20. It is a beautiful fountain, fountains with statues, that's one of my favorite combinations.

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  21. This is a tough fountain to photograph, with the wide overhang shadowing the figures below. Did you think about trying a filler flash?

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  22. Smashing William, the sound of water splashing from a fountain...wonderful

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  23. @Marleen: I was pleased to come across it.

    @Judy: it certainly did seem like an old fashioned one.

    @Linda: me too.

    @EG: it was certainly a good deal taller than me.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Revrunner: I have some ideas.

    @Denise: fountains here don't have the old European look, though this is an exception.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Norma: I think so too.

    @Jack: I did think afterwards looking at the shots that I should try experimenting with flashes the next time I'm there, or a different time of day.

    @Cheryl: they are.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Geoff: it certainly is.

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  24. Lovely. Two days ago I would have been groaning about all that water, but Southern California has actually had water.

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  25. What an elegant and civilized spot, William

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  26. Looks like a great place to perch and read a book :)

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  27. It looks like a true oasis on a hot summer day. And a pretty one at that.

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  28. That's a nice fountain with beautiful sculptures.
    It must be a good place to spend some time on a hot day.

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  29. Very attractive place and nice big fountain.

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  30. @Mari: thanks!

    @Cloudia: it's a very pleasant neighbourhood there, with a number of embassies, including the Russian and Algerian ones.

    @Tex: I thought so!

    @Debs: indeed.

    @Kay: I quite agree.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Carolann: it's quite a contrast with the Centennial Flame fountain up on Parliament Hill.

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  31. I like fountains. The sound is so relaxing.

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  32. A beautifully sculptured fountain in a gorgeous setting.

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