I know, I couldn't resist the double entendre. I'm starting off my posts for Colonel By Day today, with the busker festival to follow that. Much more pleasant material than my rant from yesterday.
Much of the focus here in the city for Colonel By Day is down by the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal, down between Parliament Hill on one side and the Chateau Laurier on the other.
This blacksmith was demonstrating techniques.
While people could be found throughout this area around the Bytown Museum in traditional period clothing.
This view at the locks and the Chateau is a view I always like to photograph.
Looking east from this side, we have the wall and cliffside leading up to Major's Hill Park. A close eye can pick out the statue of Colonel By there in the gap at the top, looking over his Canal. The foundations of a building can be seen below; it was flush against the cliff, and removed a century ago when rendered unstable due to the presence of train tracks up above.
Here at the entrance to the Bytown Museum is a good place to leave off. I'll take you inside tomorrow.