Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Skating On The Canal

On the same day as yesterday's post, during Winterlude, I stopped at the Bank Street Bridge to photograph on the Canal. This is looking west.


On the east side of the bridge, up by the parkway, I photographed skaters on the ice, with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons looming up on the far side.


Heading home a few hours later, the sky had changed in the early evening. I photographed from the west side of the bridge.


A few days later, on the final day of Winterlude, I stopped further west, where the Canal expands into Dow's Lake. Many skaters were on the ice.


I then returned back to Bank Street to take these, the final shots I took during Winterlude- though they're not the end of this series, as I still have a few more days of posts- are you tired yet?

37 comments:

  1. Winterlude has been well explained by you.

    Tomás.

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  2. Thank you, William for all the photos and posts on Winterlude.

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  3. Lovely.. this river is a good place for all kind of winter playing. Looks wonderful.
    (You really have still a lot of snow)

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  4. I always like the pictures of skaters on the canal they remind me of an early Dutch painting...

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  5. Fantastic ! A naturally formed skating track & you don't have to pay a fee to skate as we do in my city.

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  6. I would so enjoy venturing out on to that ice but definitely on foot because I would do well on skates :).

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  7. What a fantastic place for ice skaters !

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  8. A great place to skate there, so much space.

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  9. @Tomas: and it has been fun thus far.

    @Nancy: you're welcomem. More to come.

    @Orvokki: we are in a bit of a thaw now.

    @Geoff: that does draw a good many Dutch people.

    @Dianne: no fees, though they do take donations.

    @Lauren: I can't skate, but I have no problems on foot.

    @Karl: it is!

    @Marianne: it is nearly eight kilometres long.

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  10. looks like fun, i wish i knew how. i would watch though. take pics! ( :

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  11. winterlude looks like so much fun!

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  12. I can only imagine the fun of this!

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  13. Never get tired of winterlude shots on a 36C Perth day William :)

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  14. What a great winter memory for children. What a great way to mark the season!

    Janis
    GDP

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  15. Lots of people out there getting their exercise.

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  16. What a lot of skaters and outdoors too.

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  17. @Beth: I've never learned, but walking the surface is doable.

    @Tanya: it is!

    @VP: a lot of people come into the capital for this event each year.

    @Grace: I'm not looking forward to that kind of heat here come summer!

    @Luis: many people do!

    @Janis: it is definitely a great way.

    @Sharon: and it's good exercise.

    @Red: we had a short skating season, but people made the most of it.

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  18. Wonderful photos! That is something I've always wanted to do is skate on the canal but now I don't skate anymore. And I haven't been to Ottawa in decades! Is the canal still frozen or closed now.

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  19. Hard to imagine in our 70+ weather.

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  20. Such beautiful pictures. I can never get tired :-)
    I'd love to try skating on such a wide area. All I have skated were teeny tiny links!

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  21. How very cool to go skating on a river of ice. Great photos!

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  22. Outdoor skating is something I miss!

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  23. Is there any ice left at all today, William?

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  24. For those who like ice-skating, your winters are the best!

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  25. Good to see so many people out and about!

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  26. @Pamela: it's been closed for a few days now, but the ice itself is starting to show some weakness.

    @Linda: it's a real treasure to have in our city.

    @Tamago: this is a pretty big rink!

    @Denise: or in my case, walking on it.

    @Halcyon: it's popular for a lot of people.

    @RedPat: yes, but it's showing some weakness. I took some photos a short while ago with some interesting atmospheric things going on, both on the Canal and a nearby park. Though it'll be awhile before I show them!

    @Marleen: the Canal really is a destination.

    @Ciel: people do love getting out on the ice.

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  27. That "canal" is a fantastic asset to your city and community! I would love to join the skaters, but I live too far away, haven't skated in many years, and it's too cold up in them thar parts!

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  28. I much preferred the color array of the tulips to the cold, dreary winter pictures.

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  29. It's great that people don't let the cold stop them from getting outside and doing things. Do some people use the frozen canal to skate to work?

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  30. Great scenes. Love seeing so many people outside enjoying the ice.

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  31. Wow! What a contrast with the weather we had here today.

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  32. I was amazed at the truck. My one brothers first company truck he delivered Browns bread. Was similar to that. From driving a Brows bread truck to a Detective and then a Preacher. So when I see this truck. I had to laugh and share. I do like the tulips. I must have written in the wrong comment for the truck. I did see a truck when I came in.

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  33. @Lowell: there's no such thing as too cold!

    @Mari: the tulips will come- eventually!

    @Pat: oh yes, there are people who commute by skating.

    @SRQ: and people do love making use of the ice.

    @Revrunner: yesterday's weather here was a little different than what we see in these shots!

    @Carolann: I think you must have clicked the home page first and then clicked comment on this one instead of the next post. The truck in question is in the next post.

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  34. Ahhh! A new header! You're ramping up for the tulips to come!
    You've caught the different lights of daytime in these shots. It's so nice to see how many people get out and skate.

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  35. We hardly got any snow, this year.

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  36. Wonderful to see all those skaters. We can only be jealous of this sight in the Netherlands in recent years.

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