Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Twilight Descends On The Rideau Canal

In late July, I stopped on the Bank Street Bridge for a sunset view over the Rideau Canal.

Turning back around gave me a view of the rising moon and the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library, which has the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as its neighbour.

Tomorrow I have a different twilight from here to show you by contrast. Before then, however, I wanted you to see this treatment of my profile pic, done by Collin Beishir and initially placed at The International Intruder page Norma and I maintain over at Facebook. I'm planning on adding some memes to this for my election day post in October.

I actually do look like Bane!


  1. Love the reflections. Indeed scary, William! LOL! :)

  2. Looks beautiful! Love the reflection and the lights in them!

  3. The reflections are nice and you are quite scary!

  4. It is very important never to lose the sense of humor.


  5. ... the bane of your existence, I guess. Couldn't resist.

  6. I do like that canal in every kind of light! The whole area is beautiful. But who's that guy with the mask? Yikes!

  7. @Cloudia: I've been adapting Bane quotes!

    @Linda: it's quite a contrast to tomorrow's post from the bridge though.

    @Weekend: it's a great place to take in the sunset.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Marianne: the bridge is one of my favourite places in the city.

    @Revrunner: I did too!

    @Tomas: definitely!

    @Birdman: hah!

    @Lowell: he's rather nefarious, I think.

  8. I love the reflections in the canal!

  9. Beautiful scenery and lovely sunset view. You do look scary with the mask on.

  10. William, you're the only guy I know who'd be happy to discover he looks like Bane!

    Tony Stark, yes. Thor, yes. Star-Lord, yes. But...Bane?

  11. Haha! Oh that's too good. Man I get so jealous whenever you post pics of that canal. I would love to photograph that.

  12. Well, I was going to say beautiful sunset until I saw your new photo and that stopped me for a minute. It got my attention.

  13. What a hoot! :-) And in the same post as a pretty moon... :-)

  14. i loved the soft light. then, bam! scary!

  15. Beautiful photos of the water and its reflections. Gorgeous lighting. Bane? I wonder when he will turn up again in a movie. You could audition :)

  16. Nice moonrise pictures William a bit of a scary face though..

  17. @Jennifer: I wonder what my mother would have made of that face.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Nancy: I'm startled by how much I do look like the character.

    @Norma: "you think this gives you power over me?"

    @Whisk: thank you!

    @Krisztina: it's one of my favourite photo subjects, particularly from this location.

    @EG: thank you!

    @Jackie: thanks!

    @Red: that's what it was meant for!

    @Ciel: yes, I'm odd that way.

    @Tex: quite a switch!

    @Denise: Bane when played right is a hell of a character. Obviously he was played completely wrong when Joel Schumacher put him into Batman & Robin, but that movie had pretty much everything wrong about it.

    @Geoff: scary indeed!

  18. Beautiful shots William. I love that time of day! I also saw that picture of you on FB the other day in my newsfeed and it gave me a chuckle.

  19. Everyone's curiosities yesterday were too much. Now you've added to things that make me speechless. (Canal shots are lovely.)

  20. Beautiful twilight shots William, magical time of the day! I prefer to see your handsome face :)

  21. twilight is a gorgeous time of the evenng! ( ;

  22. Pretty twinkle of lights round the canal. And your last photo looks as if you are preparing a mask for some Greek tragedy of alien proportions.

  23. @Mari: thanks!

    @Lois: thank you!

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Grace: hah!

    @Beth: it is.

    @Gemma: I can see that!