Friday, March 25, 2016

Rideau Hall In A Much Colder Season

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.

30 comments:

  1. I just want to put my roller skates on and go round and round on photo number one.

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  2. A rather grand place, befitting a governor general.

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  3. I'm thinking I ought to have a flag outside my residence to signify that I'm in. :-)

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  4. A grand and impressive building. Have a great weekend!

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  5. The fifth picture with the two Canadian flags is my favorite today.

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  6. @Whisk: I wonder how far you'd get in snow.

    @Kay: it is a beautiful residence and property.

    @Tex: that's part of the effect.

    @Revrunner: good idea!

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Jan: thanks!

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  7. Love the shadows of the first shot. They remind us that sun trumps snow!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. Great building William, still snow around.

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  9. You had a beautiful winter day fir these photos. Our rideau Hall looks pretty grungy even if it is a beautiful building.

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  10. That tour group looks like they might be huddled together for warmth.

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  11. That mansion reminds me of a larger version of the governor's mansion where I grew up.

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  12. That group of people in the cold amazes me...

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  13. @Janis: sun doesn't trump snow today!

    @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.

    @Jennifer: definitely!

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  14. Looks like a nice winter day for an outdoor wander!

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  15. Lovely snowy photos and thank you for stopping by and answering my question. Appreciated that very much.

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  16. Rideau Hall is an impressive building. Love the lighting round it and on the snow.

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  17. 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! ( :

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  18. Impressive building and I like those flags.

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  19. @RedPat: it was.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Gemma: it has a lot of history.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Bill: I do too.

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  20. That's a very substantial looking building, it's not going anywhere soon..

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  21. Brr. It looks cold with all of that snow.

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  22. Wonderful vista of this lovely building William

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  23. I see your header is already celebrating spring. Has the snow melted yet?

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  24. @Cloudia: indeed.

    @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!

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