Friday, March 18, 2016

Aftermath Of A Snowfall

Picking up where I left off yesterday, the February 16th snowstorm had quite an effect on the city, including here on the Bank Street Bridge, where traffic was slow. Southminster United Church can be glimpsed on the far side.


Below the bridge, few skaters were braving the Rideau Canal that day. I mentioned during my Winterlude series that paramedics patrol the skateway while it's open. The two figures you can faintly see in the distance were paramedics.


The following day, the snowbanks were high in the streets- this one on the left was taller than me.


This view of Parliament Hill was taken from the tourism office terrace across the street, with a big pile of snow in the foreground.


While this view was taken on the grounds of Parliament itself. I think this might well be my favourite shot I've taken of Centre Block.

41 comments:

  1. That was quite a snowfall! I agree with you on your last shot. It's very nice and stands out beautifully.

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  2. yeah, i don't miss those winters. :)

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  3. Already we give farewell to these things.

    Tomás.

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  4. Beautiful parliament building! I like a bit of snow here because it is so very hot.

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  5. Everything looks so pristine and pretty William especially the view up to Parliament Hill.

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  6. A very chilly looking Parliament, I think.

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  7. The Parliament building is beautiful, it looks great with all that snow.

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  8. Nothing like a good snow storm to make a building look regal.
    I'll bet you are ready to experience spring again!

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. @Kay: thanks!

    @Tex: it's my kind of weather!

    @Tomas: well in these parts we can still get more snow.

    @Nancy: snow must be quite far off in your part of the world.

    @Dianne: looking back on those two days, I should have photographed the Centre Block during the storm.

    @Revrunner: it was quite a wintery experience!

    @Bill: it did.

    @Janis: spring is coming.

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  10. That is a huge amount of snow you had.

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  11. So much snow! Hope you are on the way to warmer days now.

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  12. Impressive, William, that must have been quite a stroll in the snowy world. :-)

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  13. Beautiful... But it makes me cold just looking

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  14. wow, almost a white out ... i enjoy the parliament shot ... what a gorgeous building!! ( :

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  15. Such a beautiful building, and sorry you still have so much snow!

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  16. Not Spring yet. That is a lot of snow William.

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  17. Unbelievable! I can see why you love the last shot here William, looks wonderful.

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  18. @Marianne: it was quite a storm.

    @Halcyon: very gradually, yes.

    @Jan: it posed quite a challenge moving around.

    @Hilary: of course, cold is a good thing!

    @Beth: it really stood out this day.

    @Linda: the snow we do have is gradually going.

    @Luis: bearing in mind these shots are a month old, still... anything can happen between now and the end of April.

    @Grace: thanks!

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  19. Especially fine shots of Parliament. Wonderful snow series. So cool that paramedics are stationed on the icy canal

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  20. I like that shot of the Centre Block too!

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  21. Wow, that was seriously a lot of snow...! I love the view of Parliament Hill taken on its grounds, too. Such a beautiful shot!

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  22. The Parliament building looks great surrounded by snow.

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  23. What great photos of the snow storm. Hope it didn't affect you too badly.

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  24. You caUGHT THE GLOOM OF A VERY DISMAL DAY.

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  25. Now while I would have adored it, I wouldn't even have attempted to drive! Cool shots!

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  26. Great shots, but the last one is my favorite!

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  27. Das ist jede Menge Schnee hatter wir hier nicht.Schöne
    Bilder.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  28. @Cloudia: every once in awhile someone twists an ankle!

    @RedPat: I just wish I'd thought of photographing it the day before during the height of the storm.

    @Tamago: we certainly got hammered that day.

    @Sharon: it seems as if it's a in a world of its own.

    @Denise: it was a lot easier that day walking than trying to get a bus.

    @Red: it was quite dismal the day of the storm.

    @Ciel: a lot of people still have a go at it. It would be easier strapping on cross country skis and doing it that way!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Marleen: it was.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Linda: thanks!

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  29. Still too white for me! I do like that last shot, though. ;)

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  30. Wow, wow, wow. Great photos for the snow!

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  31. Oh boy....these are quite a contrast to your header picture....

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  32. The last shot is a beauty, but I am so thankful I do not live there.

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  33. Ottawa looks good in the snow. I am glad it is someone other than me shooting the snow photographs.

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  34. Brrrr! I'm hoping we've seen the last of winter here!

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  35. So glad I live down here in the sunny South!

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  36. I do love the centreblock photo, but the snow gives me the willies!

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  37. That is a very heavy snowfall... almost a white out. The size of the snowbanks is amazing. And parliament house looks quite unapproachable.

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  38. The Parliament building looks great in every season! I saw that your new PM banned hauling tar sands oil out west! Yea!

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  39. Great shot of Parliament Hill! We had a bit of snow today.

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