Monday, December 28, 2015

Taking In Christmas Sights In The City

A mixture of Christmas related shots today. Here at Sparks Street the pedestrian mall is well decorated for the holidays. These first two shots were taken on Christmas Eve afternoon.


I liked the reflection coming off the windows at Darcy McGee's, the pub named after the Father of Confederation and Member of Parliament who lived on this street in the 1860s, and who was assassinated arriving home after a session of Parliament. 


A poinsetta tree was arranged in the lobby of an office building in Little Italy.


This nativity scene was in the sanctuary at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church.


While this one is in Notre Dame Basilica, as is the wreath in the following shot.


Another one of these sets of snowflake balls lit up in the Glebe.


And I finish up in the corridors at the Chateau Laurier.

33 comments:

  1. I love roaring bear and the street at dusk

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  2. All beautiful images. I do like the Nativity scene and the wreath.
    MB

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  3. beautiful wreath. i like the poinsettias, too.

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  4. People ,in Ottawa, celebrates very much to the Christmas. I Think.

    Tomás.

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  5. Pretty Christmas images. I like the wreath. Happy new week!

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  6. i love the wreath, have a real fondness for blue christmas lights, i have always done the red & green or red & white ... think one day i will have to do the blue. so cool!! what is that bear doing? interesting statue pose. weird is more like it? he is fish dancing or what? ha. ha!! ( :

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  7. Wonder what the guy on the motorcycle (in photo 1) is doing. He is almost camouflage!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. Thanks for sharing these delightful shots of your delightful city!

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  9. I enjoyed seeing these Christmas traditions. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Ottawa is very pretty decorated for Christmas!

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  11. I like the nativity scene, it's beautiful!

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  12. @Cloudia: thank you!

    @MB: a little for everyone today.

    @Tex: my mother always had poinsettas in the house this time of year.

    @Tomas: well, we try.

    @Marianne: thank you!

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Beth: he's catching a fish, actually.

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  13. @Janis: there were actually two motorbikers- they were taking photos.

    @Linda: and still one more day of it.

    @Lowell: you're welcome.

    @Pamela: it's a pleasure to do so.

    @EG: it is, yes.

    @Marleen: I think both of them are.

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  14. So beautiful, William. Love the blue tree decorations!

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  15. It is easy to guess that my favorite is the first one!

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  16. Delightful Christmas shots, William !

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  17. You have a very festive post today. Lots of great decorations.

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  18. That's a great place to wander on an afternoon. You have got the flavor of Ottawa in this one.

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  19. The reflection in the window, is very nice. Yes.

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  20. A lovely afternoon tour, William!

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  21. @Linda: thanks!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Karl: it's a pleasure to show them.

    @Sharon: and I could have posted more!

    @Red: there's been no shortage of decorations this year.

    @Whisk: it just caught my eye. I'd taken the pic of the bear, and then looked over the pub. I also wanted the sign for the Haunted Walk offices in the shot.

    @RedPat: thank you!

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  22. Nice pictures William, I particularly like the reflection shot and the Chateau looks pretty swanky....

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  23. Great pictures, but loved the last with trees decorated in blue.

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  24. So pretty! I especially love your banner, though, of the frozen canal.

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  25. I had to do a second take on the bear. At first glance I thought it was downing a beer! Nice selection of Christmas shots. The Chateau looks suitably posh to me.

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  26. Great collection of decorated scenes.

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  27. Wonderful collection of images...but I like roaring bear best!

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  28. Nice collection of Christmas decorations.

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  29. It is a nice variety of shots.

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