Saturday, March 26, 2016

Strolling Back Towards The Main Gate

This is one last look back at Rideau Hall before I departed down the drive.


I liked the shape of this tree- one of the numerous ceremonial trees planted, as you can see in the second shot. Over the winter, the plaques identifying who planted them are buried under the snow.


I also decided to take a distant shot of the totem pole here on the property, as well as a closeup shot of the inukshuk. My final shot features one of the pedestrian entrances at the main gate- I liked the shape of the closed gate. Tomorrow I'm moving on to show you Rideau Falls, as they appear in winter.

35 comments:

  1. gorgeous tree and a great gate!

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  2. I think the creators of gates like these ought to sign them like artists do murals.

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  3. Rideau Hall is altogether an impressive place William, always enjoy visiting there with you. The gate is beautifully ornate as opposed to the wonderful simplicity of the Inukshuk.

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  4. Great day out it seems, and nice photos. Warm Easter greetings!

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  5. @Tex: thanks!

    @Revrunner: they should!

    @Marianne: it is.

    @Grace: they are a good contrast.

    @Bogoratti: thank you.

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  6. As much as I have been enjoying these recent posts on Rideau Hall and its grounds, the winter scenes have left me with a chill. Glad to read that the weather is improving and the grounds will be great to stroll in the spring and summer mknths.

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  7. Awesome winter photos of a place that's famous for summer photos. The entrance gate is very ornate.

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  8. Yes, that striking gate seems like a good ending. Enjoyed the Winter views

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  9. @Beatrice: I certainly plan to be back here again on occasion.

    @VP: it's a wonderful addition to the grounds.

    @Norma: I'll have to find out who planted that big tree the next time I visit.

    @Red: it's a beautiful place in any season. It baffles me as to why I've lived here for years and only visited for the first time last summer.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

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  10. A beautiful place, William. Happy Easter!

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  11. Such a beautiful series, William. I love the snow and that blue sky! Happy Easter to you. :)

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  12. I love the focus on all of the close up features. I always get lost in the details!

    Great series (as always).

    Janis
    GDP

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  13. A brancura da neve tem os seus encantos. Lindos fotos William
    Desejo que nesta Páscoa todos estejam unidos em oração para que o amor, a esperança, e a alegria invada nossos corações!
    Uma Feliz Páscoa para você e sua família
    Um abraço

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  14. That tree in the second photo is pretty spectacular.

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  15. Such beautiful pictures. I love the shape of the tree, too!

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  16. Great photos William. Easter greetings to you from Ireland.

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  17. @Marleen: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Janis: I can as well.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Sharon: I'll remember to photograph that tree again the next time I'm here.

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Bill: have a good Easter!

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  18. It looks like a great place to explore, William! Hope the ice wasn't too bad up there.

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  19. William. Happy Easter.
    I see those pieces of stone assembled in my area on a hug rock or a hunk of earth and all over mostly. Someone told me that it meant. Peoples territory. Do not trespass. What is it really meant? Who do I ask of course you. Who else.

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  20. Somehow the stark white of the snow, the sunlight and shadows add a beautiful atmosphere to this lovely place.

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  21. The snow gives that impressive photo in your second picture even more great accents than it already has of it self. :-)
    Happy Easter, William.

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  22. Lovely pictures William with that winter sun falling on the snow...

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  23. @RedPat: from the last storm in Thursday we mostly got snow.

    @Carolann: inukshuks are meant to be markers in the far north.

    @Hilary: thanks!

    @Gemma: it does.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Geoff: it was a good day to be there.

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  24. i enjoy the rock statue or formation. have a nice weekend! ( :

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  25. That is a lovely tree and I like the look of the inukshuk with the long shadows in the snow. I'm glad to read you'll return in other seasons.

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  26. I am enjoying your snow photos, love the shadows on the snow.

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  27. I have to say that the gate image is my favourite image in this posting.
    The snow is pretty, but the gate is just beautiful.
    GOD PÅSKE / Happy Easter to YOU.

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  28. It is a nice tree. But so much snow!

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  29. Loved that second picture of the tree. Awesome.

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