Monday, November 23, 2015

Autumn In New Edinburgh

I returned to New Edinburgh in October to take in some of the fall colours, particularly at Rideau Hall. On my way over I stopped to take this shot from the west shore of the Rideau River.  

A short walk away, these fall colours, near the Battle of Hong Kong memorial that I showed you a few days back, caught my eye.

Over on the east side of the river, and in New Edinburgh, I wanted this fall view of the French embassy.

Nearby, this park area had its fall colours looking good.

This is St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, which is across the street from the grounds of Rideau Hall, where I'll be posting over the next two days. The parish dates back to 1867.

When members of the Royal Family are visiting the Hall, they worship here, and it is the official place of worship for the Governor General (even if a given governor general might not be Anglican). It is also the regimental chapel for the Governor General's Foot Guards.


  1. I could happily live in that last photo.

  2. Love the way the tree trunks all line up in photo #4, as if punctuating the grass ! ! ! !
    Happy Monday, William.


  3. Here all the leaves has gone already, first frost has arrived.

  4. Sure like that first shot with the double hump bridge in the distance.

  5. Super series of autumn shots around New Edinburgh William, St Bartolomew's is a lovely church.
    P.s. I think your gorgeous plant yesterday was a pink flowering Erica.

  6. Interesting that the Governor General's official church may not be his/her place of worship. Hmmm.

  7. It sure was looking lovely in October. We have a long wait to see foliage again.. but such is our wonderful country. Lovely pics.

  8. i love the reflections in the 1st shot, very cool. we are having such windy & cold temps here in VA today. i am wondering if we will get any snow like the folks out in the mid-west. you have a great week, William. ( :

  9. All photos are lovely.

  10. I'm envious! Your fall colors are much better than ours!

  11. Mother nature is giving you quite a show!

  12. Gorgeous and dramatic Autumn colours, WIlliam! Love this series. :)

  13. So beautiful William, and you must have had a grand time out taking these photos for us!

  14. The first photo is a winner! You've got it all. ...even cloud reflections. I'm curious as to what the tall gray "thing" is on the left of the picture. I find it odd that in this day and age they expect the GG and guards to worship as Anglicans. Tradition dies hard I guess.

  15. @Whisk: I doubt this place is going to end up converted into a house!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Bill: the church? Yes, it's at a more human scale.

    @Stuart: thanks!

    @Janis: that park did appeal to me.

    @Marianne: we've had several nights of frost here, and it's cold enough for snow. I did see the odd flake yesterday.

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Janey: the bridge certainly makes for a good photo subject, and it's not really that big.

    @Grace: thanks for letting me know!

  16. @EG: I think the official relationship goes back to the time when the governor general was always British born. There is a pew held in reserve for a vice regal party, but if a governor general is a Catholic for example, he or she will attend elsewhere regularly, but still come here for certain occasions, particularly if royalty is visiting.

    @Hilary: we do have a winter to get through, and that can last ten months!

    @Beth: I did see footage of snow in the Mid-West! A welcome sight.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Norma: our fall colours turned out quite nice this year.

    @Sharon: indeed!

    @Linda: and much more to come. I've got fall colours at least until month's end, and perhaps into December.

    @Linda: it was a pleasant day to go out and photograph places.

    @Red: the tower is part of the complex that makes up the Diefenbaker Building, on Green Island. I don't think the expectation's there as it was a century ago, but the official relationship remains, even if the governor general regularly attends a different church.

  17. Ah, these colors... They're all but gone here now. Winter came.

  18. Great pictures all, but you got me with the first pne: a superb reflection! Bravo!

  19. Such beautiful fall colors! And I love that reflection.

  20. Great reflection in the first photo!

  21. Looks pretty both the weather and the places you have been. The Church looks pretty too.

  22. that church is so pretty! beautiful shots again!

  23. I really like the first picture William, it's a lovely photograph.....

  24. @Pat: it's cold enough here for winter.

    @VP: thank you!

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Halcyon: thank you!

    @Marleen: I was pleased by it.

    @Gunn: I'll have to get inside there sometime. It's a regular during Doors Open.

    @Tanya: thank you!

    @Geoff: I may have to keep that one in mind for next fall's header.

  25. Okay, okay! I guess I better share some fall pics, too. :-)

  26. Love the colors and the reflections. Fall can be so lovely.

  27. Beautiful photographs! I love that old church.

  28. What a lovely church! That first picture has beautiful reflections in the water, especially those subtle clouds.

  29. The Rideau River looks amazingly placid in that first shot. You caught some beautiful reflections. And the colors are gorgeous in your other shots. St. Bartholomew's is classic and looks rather modest considering its stature.

  30. What a beautiful time of the year for you William ... your top pic is stunning.

  31. Charming church and lovely colors!

  32. Lovely, such bright colours and great light.

  33. I like new Edinburgh. And old Edinburgh!

  34. @Revrunner: fall is one hell of a season!

    @MB: definitely!

    @Mari: it's beautiful inside too.

    @Lois: thank you!

    @Kay: quite true. It's not at all over the top.

    @Dianne: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Merisi: I agree!

    @Ciel: I'd like to see the original someday!