Friday, November 27, 2015

Autumn Views From Nepean Point

In late October I came up to Nepean Point, the promontory overlooking Ottawa, Gatineau, and the Ottawa River. The statue of Champlain is here, and splendid views can be found in each direction.


The National Gallery occupies part of the promontory, and here amid the fall colours is one of the outdoor sculptures, which looks like a silver tree trunk, or a lightning bolt, depending on your point of view.


This view takes in the Ottawa River, the Alexandria Bridge, and Gatineau on the far shore.


Looking east gives us a view of the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge.


And turning back gives us a western view of the river.


And I finish with this view of Major's Hill Park, the Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal, and Parliament Hill.

29 comments:

  1. What a pretty place. Love living around water. You are lucky too.
    MB

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  2. I would like to see Ottawa, as you says is marvellous.

    Tomás.

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  3. Get some good views of the city from there

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  4. I love these expansive views. The green, open space is so uplifting.

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. You should be working for Ottawa's tourism bureau!

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  6. I love those colorful trees in the second shot.

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  7. I'm going with 'lightning bolt' :) wonderful shots William, have a good weekend.

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  8. Thank you for sharing these! It is good to see Ottawa downtown from my sick bed!

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  9. You've shown the center of it all in this post. These are the things the rest of Canada hears about.

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  10. A spectacular bridge and some great views!

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  11. Lovely views round the waterway. The statue has a powerful presence.

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  12. @MB: thanks!

    @Tomas: it is marvelous.

    @Bill: great views!

    @Marianne: at least on this day. Today, on the other hand, was gray and rainy!

    @Janis: it's a spot in the city I like coming back to repeatedly.

    @Norma: I've thought about it!

    @EG: he certainly does.

    @Sharon: I do too.

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  13. @Grace: thank you!

    @Jennifer: a pleasure to show it.

    @Red: I think every Canadian should visit here at least once in their lives.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Marleen: indeed!

    @Mariusz: I do too.

    @Gemma: it does. I enjoy visiting Samuel. Best outlook of the city!

    @Tex: thank you!

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  14. Fantastic views William, I really like the first picture of the statue silhouetted against the sky...

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  15. Glorious and captivating views and colours, William! :)

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  16. They are nice, but it isn't the desert.

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  17. It looks like you had a glorious autumn in Ottawa. More wonderful shots here.

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  18. @Geoff: so did I.

    @Revrunner: me too.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Mari: I've never been in a desert!

    @Annette: thank you!

    @Kay: we did have a good fall.

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  19. So beautiful. Sometimes I really miss Canada!

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  20. Fine shots! You are really getting around town!

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  21. The last pic is awes one of the city.

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  22. I'm afraid of bridges and water. Yikes.

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