Friday, December 18, 2015

Parting Images

I am taking leave of the War Museum today. I start with this view of the Ottawa River, taken outside on the terrace.


The Ottawa River narrows here between Ottawa and Gatineau, occupied by several islands that the river works its way around. Here on the terrace we have a view across to one of the islands. There are early plans underway to renew this entire area around the Chaudiere Falls. I'm cautiously optimistic- perhaps even the old industrial buildings can see some new use?


Visitors can ascend a ramp up onto the rooftop of the museum, where they find much of the roof planted with long grasses. This can include a nicely framed view of Parliament Hill's Peace Tower.

31 comments:

  1. Now, if those autumn trees were only covered in blankets of snow.

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  2. You are a good tour guide, teach us things very well.

    Tomás.

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  3. That museum looks an amazing, interesting, place and you've shown it to us well. The weather station was fascinating - very clever. And the Vimy artwork we've discussed before - amazing - when are you going to visit the real thing? It is breathtaking. Have a wonderful Christmas, William.

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  4. All of that creative use of cement reminds me of the 1970's.

    I've really enjoyed the museum visit. Can't wait to see what is next.
    Feliz navidad!
    Janis
    GDP

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  5. Nice end of the tour, William, I like the outside of the museum as well as the objects that are presented inside.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. You should do a book of your photgraphy....

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  7. I love the Ottawa River view. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  8. I keep looking at your header every day. It's has to be one of the best, certainly your best. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED ABOUT THE NEW DEVELOPMENT.

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  9. I especially love your second to last photo, William, and I cannot get enough of your header! I love everything in it and the expanse! :)

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  10. Thank you for another very interesting tour!

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  11. @Whisk: if only!

    @Tomas: indeed.

    @Marianne: these shots were taken on Remembrance Day. There are a few flakes falling this morning though.

    @Mike: I would love to visit Vimy Ridge someday!

    @Janis: tomorrow I start a series of Christmas posts!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Norma: I should!

    @Karl: thanks.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Red: I took that in March, and thought straight off that it would do very well for a winter header. I do hope things turn out well for what's to come.

    @Lindas: thank you!

    @VP: you're welcome.

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  12. Not only is it a great museum but the building is exceptional too.

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  13. Looks like a very serene and beautiful part of the city. And the old industrial buildings would make for an interesting revitalization project!

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  14. Clearly, I've not been to Ottawa often enough.. and not for a long time now. There appears to be no end to seeing it from various perspectives. Thanks for these.

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  15. The Museum is far more than a mere collector of war memorabilia. It offers some grand views too. Interesting photos.

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  16. @Sharon: it is. The architect did beautiful work.

    @Meradeth: if this is done right, it could be well worthwhile. My concern is that developers in this city don't care about what's done right, just about how to line their pockets.

    @Hilary: you're welcome!

    @Marleen: it really does.

    @Gemma: thank you!

    @Ciel: it's a part of the river I haven't actually featured in the blog before.

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  17. I love that tree by the side of the river

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  18. Great idea to use the roof as well as the inside space...

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  19. What a marvelous tree in that first photo.

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  20. A sad farewell to a fantastic place.

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  21. That is such an impressive building...and I hope those old buildings can be utilized in a manner befitting your beautiful city. Love your new header photo, too!

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  22. The architecture of this building is really interesting from every angle you've shown. It's a true world class structure. And I do hope that the industrial buildings are developed with some common sense. I can imagine some interesting uses.

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  23. The first photo is a lovely view of the river.

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  24. Great view of the wonderful tree above the water in the top shot.

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  25. The war museum has wonderful, sharp geometry.

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  26. I've said it before and I'll say it again I am definitely coming up to Ottawa in the spring or summer!!

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