Sunday, August 2, 2015

Brace Yourselves, Winter Is Coming

Or going, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. I can think of the odd person who might want to strangle me for mentioning winter. If it doesn't quite ring a bell, click here.

Inside the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, a number of panel displays were put up on a wall last winter about my very favourite season (did I mention I love winter?). The photos are drawn from the past; the first two show Billings Estate and Fairfields, properties which are now local history museums. The third features an 1870 visit from Prince Arthur, one of Queen Victoria's children, while the fourth features dog-sledding on Elgin Street near Parliament back in the 1930s.


These shots were taken on a brutally hot day last week- probably the worst we've had this summer. I also went with shots of the Pavilion itself. This is the east entrance, with the big doors open.


I also wanted interior shots of the ceiling and the main space. It is enormous inside.

29 comments:

  1. I know you are very much a winter person William so those really hot days must be very unwelcome for you, the way time is flying by it won't be long before we are seeing Ottowa under snow :)

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  2. Chill winds and snow-covered yards, indeed, seem a world away right now.

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  3. Thanks for sharing that, greetings!

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  4. Well that is something different, winter photos in summer :)

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  5. I can understand this. On a brutally hot day you took pictures of pictures of winter. And you like winter? Yikes!

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  6. I don't like the extremes of winter or summer, but I do like the variation from summer to winter. You've given a good contrast of winter and summer.

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  7. I see you are dreaming of winter again ....

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  8. Don't remind me! Just the thought of winter coming makes me want to escape to the Southern Hemisphere!

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  9. Cold days are solvable, but warm days are unbearable.

    Tomás.

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  10. I have to say winter sounds awfully attractive given that I am currently suffering in 41C daily high in Jerusalem!

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  11. I'm still very happy that it's Summer!

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  12. I live to see open spaces like that one, William!

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  13. No, no, not winter! I almost prefer the heat in the last photos!

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  14. Wow that looks like an aircraft hanger inside! You do find interesting stuff William...

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  15. Our summer is more normal now... but I like more the other seasons!

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  16. You should be ashamed of yourself! Nasty post.

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  17. I like winter too William, but in Texas they are rather mild.

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  18. We are such opposites. I hate winter and snow even more. That place is cavernous.

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  19. Sounds like that hot day had to longing for hope. The pictures must have been a boon.

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  20. It is such an interesting spot. Consider yourself strangled! I need to enjoy each day!!!!

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  21. Love the word pavilion. It evokes old-world charm. Winter, or not!

    Janis
    GDP

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  22. I love the winter photos and I am looking forward to winter as well! :)

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  23. @Grace: it's been better since Friday, but for several days last week, we just had hot, humid weather that wasn't going away.

    @Revrunner: most definitely!

    @Blogoratti: thank you!

    @Marianne: I didn't have any actual snow pics, but I thought of these photos, and they seemed ideal.

    @Lowell: I love winter!

    @Red: thanks!

    @Sharon: it would be quite welcome to see again.

    @Norma: hah!

    @Tomas: true.

    @Annette: that's hot! The worst we got to last week was 34C with humidity.

    @Marleen: I wouldn't mind seeing an early winter!

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  24. @RedPat: it's a grand space too!

    @Cheryl: for me, that was the worst day last week. The news said it had been the hottest for that date in a century here.

    @Geoff: technically one could fit a plane in there. Of course one would have to assemble it in there.

    @VP: we've had an up and down summer.

    @Birdman: but winter's a good thing!

    @Janey: here we get tough winters. The second coldest national capital in the world.

    @Mari: I've only showed interiors here once, during a New Year's eve party.

    @Kay: they were. I wanted a few days leeway for my upcoming posts on the Civic Holiday and buskers shots. An extra subject helped.

    @Jennifer: ackkk! Ackk! I'm being….. ackkk!

    @Janis: it certainly does!

    @Linda: it's the humidity in summer that gives me problems.

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  25. I'm with you, William. I enjoy the outdoors in winter way, WAY more than on hot summer days. ;)

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  26. We are expected to have a "mild" winter with El Ninio. I hope so. I'm sick of deep cold and all the frigging snow to deal with. My favorite season is fall, or any time it's cool and have low humidity. I really need to move west!

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  27. With summer temperatures going up and down between 15 and over 30 degrees I'm longing for winter too.

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  28. I love winter, too, now that I spend winters in Florida. Winters up north? Not so much. OK, not at all.

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