As always, the first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and so for the first of October, the theme is Shelter. This theme comes from Linda and Forrest at Austin, Texas Daily Photo. You can find other interpretations of the theme right here.
Back in June we had Doors Open here in Ottawa, and one of my first stops was at the Embassy of Algeria in Sandy Hill. You can see what the place looks like here and here. This gazebo in the garden caught my eye, and I knew it was ideal for the theme.
This tunnel comes in handy as a shelter during a sudden rainfall; it travels beneath a road down at Mooney's Bay, a wide stretch of the Rideau River, glimpsed at the far end. Mooney's Bay is where the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal separate for the last time as the two waterways head through the city towards the Ottawa River.
The vaulted space beneath Plaza Bridge downtown, along the Rideau Canal, also makes for good shelter in a storm.
On Parliament Hill is the Summer Pavilion, a beautiful structure with a commanding view of Ottawa, Gatineau, and the Ottawa River. This is a replica of the original, dating back to the 1990s. It stands alongside a memorial wall for police officers, which I'll be posting at sometime in the (hopefully) not so distant future- I took these shots this past Sunday after an annual national memorial service for police and peace officers.