Thursday, January 14, 2016

Odds And Ends

Some mixed images today. This is from December in the Glebe, where this inlet of the Rideau Canal in Central Park was starting to freeze over.


Here we have the York Steps rising up out of the Byward Market, where a mural was painted onto the steps last year.


This is a late afternoon view of Sparks Street.


The light fixture and these chairs are inside the Chateau Laurier.


I finish with this sunrise view from the Bronson Avenue bridge over the Rideau Canal, close to home.

46 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. My favourites are the 1st and the last pics. And out of the 2, I like the sunrise view best!

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  2. Fascinating photos, thanks for sharing.

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  3. The view of Sparks Street is marvellous.

    Tomás.

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  4. I am impressed with the stairs mural.

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  5. I like your odds and ends. The first shot is really beautiful!

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  6. I love photo #2 with the mural on the steps. I LOVE murals, but must confess; sometimes it is nice to give the eyes a rest.

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. I like that mural on the steps, funny sight.

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  8. Always glad when a super collection like this includes some snow scenes :).

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  9. Wonderful and interesting murals at those steps. And of course like the winter scenes in the first and the last shot.

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  10. @Nancy: thanks!

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Blogoratti: you're welcome.

    @Tomas: the light that day really caught my eye.

    @Andy: so was I.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Janis: I was surprised to still see it so late in the season.

    @Marianne: it is!

    @Lauren: a pleasure to show snow!

    @Jan: thanks!

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  11. Fascinating series of photos, William !
    My preferred are the first and the last :)

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  12. Really nice photos. I like the mural on the stairs.

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  13. Super selection of images William, love the mural on the stairs and your last sunsetting over the snowy vista is gorgeous!

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  14. Unusual design for the chairs, although I have seen some like them. great photos.

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  15. for some reason (i am trying to figure out why it is so pleasing to the eye?, but i can't do it at this moment, maybe i need coffee & then i can tell you why? or maybe you can tell me?) i love up the stair shots, they are awesome William, as well as the city through shots, maybe it is the perspective, how your eye follows those lines? & always anything sun related. awesome!! maybe odds & ins but i am so happy to see them. thanks!! ( :

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  16. This is quite a variety of shots. I love the sunrise.

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  17. Out of the odds and ends I like the mural painted on the steps. I've never seen a mural painted on steps.

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  18. @Karl: thanks!

    @Pamela: that staircase is quite a good surface for these kinds of murals.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @Janey: they're quite pleasant chairs, I think.

    @Beth: you're welcome!

    @Sharon: I did too.

    @Red: there are a couple of sets of stairs here that have had that done, this being one of them. The other one I can think of, I didn't look to see this year if anyone had painted on them.

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  19. My first mural on steps, and a very interesting one!

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  20. The Chateau is lovely! December was just weird...
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  21. I especially love your first and last photos, William! They need a frame. :)

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  22. What a nice idea, a mural painted this way.

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  23. Thanks for sharing these. I get a better picture of your city every time you do this! I've not seen a mural on steps before and I can't really tell what it is but I like the idea. That last photo is superb!

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  24. @VP: assuming someone paints the steps next year, I'll have to check it out.

    @Jennifer: December was a very odd month this time out.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Marleen: it becomes eye catching.

    @Lowell: thank you!

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  25. About as close as I'm likely to get this winter to a frozen body of water. :-)

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  26. The steps are fabulous William. And ahhhh snow!

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  27. Pretty cool frozen yin and yang symbol, but my favorite of this lovely series is the photo of Sparks Street.

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  28. I like all these shots, William! They could each stand alone as a post.

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  29. I love that mural painted on the stairs, very unique.

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  30. @Tex: I have no idea who does it, but they do good work. They're actually better viewed at a distance.

    @Revrunner: hopefully not!

    @Ciel: and more snow to come, though I'll soon be starting a series very much set indoors!

    @Anita: I hadn't thought of it as yin and yang, but you're right!

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Gill: the artist did well with it.

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  31. This first is a Yin Yan pond, Amazing.

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  32. Awesome photography. I love the way the light plays out in each one.

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  33. Nice collection of pictures William. I really like the mural painted on the steps!

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  34. Your love of your sweet city is evident in your nice shots William. The final shot is really exceptional to my eye

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  35. Beautiful !
    I hope it all freezes over soon, people need to skate and eat some beaver tails.

    cheers, parsnip

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  36. Some great captures William - I love the last pic - just like a post-card

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  37. Great shots! The mural on the steps looks a bit like marble, at least in the picture.

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  38. Nice shots! I like those murals on the stairs...and the sky in that last shot. Beautiful!

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  39. The mural painted on the steps is certainly creative.

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  40. Lovely murals in stairs. Never seen.

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  41. @Peter: and I didn't see it until after the fact!

    @Geoff: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Lois: thanks!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Parsnip: it does appear there have been people checking on the Canal's thickness, so hopefully it'll be open soon.

    @Dianne: I was glad to have a camera along that morning.

    @Linda: I can see that.

    @Kay: hopefully the murals will be back next year- there's another staircase where this goes on.

    @EG: it is!

    @Orvokki: the artist did good work with it.

    @Norma: that appears to be a common consensus.

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  42. A lot of catching up for me since I have been off.

    Your sharing on here is magnificent photography always. That step Mural. Never seen the likes of anything like that. Beautiful.

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