Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fall For 500, Alex

I am starting with the fall colours here in Ottawa, which were at their peak in early October for the most part.


On campus at the University of Ottawa, I stopped one day to take some photos.


This is their alumni hall, which has been refurbished and restored, and named after one of the university's alumni: Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, who fortunately did not have to phrase his remarks in the form of a question when he attended the unveiling.

34 comments:

  1. Hahahaha. You made me laugh at the end of this post.

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  2. laughing at your alex comment. :) nice fencery!

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  3. Very collegiate







    Warm ALOHA,
    ComfortSpiral

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  4. I especially love your 3rd, 4th and 5th photos, William!

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  5. Fall was very nice with beautiful coloured trees this year here too.

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  6. What is the relationship between Ottawa and Alex Trebek?

    Love the post!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. Very nice. I do like the looks of the University! I didn't know Trebek was from Canada.

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  8. No place like Canada and close parts of the US, especially the NE, for fall colors. I like Alex Trebek and love Jeopardy.

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  9. Fall is such a beautiful and colourful season, William.

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  10. This is a lovely flashback of our October past.

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  11. I was hoping we would see some Ottawa autumn colours William. Goodness the university buildings are very attractive aren't they!

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  12. ha, you are funny! beautiful colors :)

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  13. You have a good idea to show us fall pictures this late in the season. It lulls us into thinking present conditions are not that severe.

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  14. @Whisk: thanks!

    @Tex: it seemed quite appropriate!

    @Cloudia: the campus is quite a mix of modern architecture and classical... the large building in this shot is one of the older ones, Tabaret Hall, if I've got my spelling right.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Marianne: it was quite late here.

    @Janis: since it's his alma mater, I think he was pleased by the recognition.

    @Lowell: Oh, yes, I think he's taken American citizenship, but he was born and grew up in Canada.

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  15. @Pat: I rarely get to see it anymore, but I am good at phrasing my answers in the form of a question!

    @Karl: it certainly is.

    @EG: things look different now.

    @Grace: I've got a good many to come... still putting posts together! I might be doing nothing else but fall colours for the rest of the month.

    @Tanya: thank you!

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Red: I had such a backlog of other photos that I've put these off. I doubt I'll be photographing much of anything, aside from an upcoming theme day, for a month.

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  16. I have no idea who Alex Trebek is...

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    1. He's the host of a game show. He likes to act better than everyone... which is easy when you have all the questions and the answers!

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  17. There's nothing like an Ontario fall! But ugh... Alex Trebek. He's such a pompous rump!

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  18. The sun shines beautifully in Ottawa in October. :)

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  19. Lovely scenes. Beautiful mix of autumn colours, sunlight and long shadows.

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  20. Superb building and oh I can't wait for more colours now that the leaves have all fallen here!

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  21. gorgeous fall colors & old homes are too awesome!! ( :

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  22. I haven't seen Jeopardy in ages! I always specialized in the Final Jeopardy - have more time to think of the answer!

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  23. I love the fall colors. Just wish it didn't mean the coming cold :)

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  24. Always enjoy those Fall colors, and your photos :)

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  25. You're reminding me of a brilliant red maple near my house. Every time I pass it now, I think I should stop and photograph it.

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  26. It seems to be a bumper year for fall colours William..

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  27. @VP: added a link into the text this morning! I wondered if some wouldn't know him.

    @Halcyon: not a fan, I take it?

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Mariusz: we got quite a lot of sun this October.

    @Gemma: and much more to come.

    @Ciel: if only I can get them all organized!

    @Beth: thank you!

    @RedPat: I was always pretty good at answering them.

    @Meradeth: but cold is a wonderful thing!

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Revrunner: here they're pretty much all down now.

    @Geoff: it was, yes.

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  28. Great colors and you will no doubt soon be showing us snow.

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  29. Good closing. Love the fall colors.

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  30. I like Trebek. He gives back.
    Hooray U of O! (1981!) Where does the time go?

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