I finished yesterday's post with a view pretty much from where I'm facing with this shot- this looks towards Rideau Hall, which during the winter can be seen through the trees.
There were other visitors on the grounds while I was there, including a tour group that came up from the main gate. During the winter, tours are reserved in advance, and guides are otherwise indoors. Having had previously been inside, I stayed outside this time, photographing the building. The flag at the top is the governor general's flag, signifying that he's in residence. More from here tomorrow.
I just want to put my roller skates on and go round and round on photo number one.ReplyDelete
A rather grand place, befitting a governor general.ReplyDelete
I'm thinking I ought to have a flag outside my residence to signify that I'm in. :-)ReplyDelete
A grand and impressive building. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
The fifth picture with the two Canadian flags is my favorite today.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: I wonder how far you'd get in snow.ReplyDelete
@Kay: it is a beautiful residence and property.
@Tex: that's part of the effect.
@Revrunner: good idea!
@Nancy: thank you!
Love the shadows of the first shot. They remind us that sun trumps snow!ReplyDelete
Okay, is it still snowing there?ReplyDelete
Great building William, still snow around.ReplyDelete
You had a beautiful winter day fir these photos. Our rideau Hall looks pretty grungy even if it is a beautiful building.ReplyDelete
That tour group looks like they might be huddled together for warmth.ReplyDelete
That mansion reminds me of a larger version of the governor's mansion where I grew up.ReplyDelete
Wonderful series, William!ReplyDelete
That group of people in the cold amazes me...ReplyDelete
Perfect for today's snowy/icy day!ReplyDelete
@Janis: sun doesn't trump snow today!ReplyDelete
@Norma: we had snow and a coat of freezing rain yesterday and in the night.
@Luis: what thaw we had has been replaced by snow.
@Red: I think it looks brighter in other seasons.
@Sharon: as I took the photo a tour guide was speaking.
@Pat: that's not a surprise.
@Linda: thank you!
@VP: it's well worth enduring the cold.
Looks like a nice winter day for an outdoor wander!ReplyDelete
Lovely snowy photos and thank you for stopping by and answering my question. Appreciated that very much.ReplyDelete
Rideau Hall is an impressive building. Love the lighting round it and on the snow.ReplyDelete
gorgeous flags. thanks for the laugh yesterday on my blog, i am glad the photos were sort of entertaining for ya. have a fabulous un-snowy weekend. ha. ha! ( :ReplyDelete
Impressive building and I like those flags.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: it was.ReplyDelete
@Denise: thank you!
@Gemma: it has a lot of history.
@Beth: thank you!
@Bill: I do too.
Solid as a Loony!ReplyDelete
That's a very substantial looking building, it's not going anywhere soon..ReplyDelete
Brr. It looks cold with all of that snow.ReplyDelete
Wonderful vista of this lovely building WilliamReplyDelete
I see your header is already celebrating spring. Has the snow melted yet?ReplyDelete
@Geoff: certainly not.
@Janey: cold being a relative term!
@Dianne: thank you!
@Linda: well, the thaw we did have has since been replaced by fresh snow!
You are right. That is cold.ReplyDelete