Monday, April 11, 2016

Springtime In The City

I took these shots around the War Memorial on Easter Sunday. This is probably the last unobstructed views of the Memorial for awhile- the site is going to be undergoing maintenance upgrades and sculpture cleaning until early November.


A short walk away, in front of the National Gallery, I photographed the large sculpture Maman at the main entrance, with Notre Dame in the background. Tomorrow I'll show you more shots taken on this day from a spot near here.

27 comments:

  1. Ottawa has beautiful things, we must recognize it.

    Tomás.

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  2. Over there Spring means not much snow around? Love the monument and the great Maman!

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  3. Nice that you got shots before the repairs. I love the spider statue! Must be fun at Halloween. Is that celebrated in Canada?

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Great shots of the War Memorial, I specailly like the photo of the leaf and the poppy.
    I wonder if I have seen that giant spider before ...

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  5. You had me rereading this post as I missed a couple of words . I looked at the background and said that's not the National arts Center so I reread and yes a cathedral. Early spring and few people are around so a good time for photos.

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  6. Somebody call an exterminator, quick!

    The spiders in Canada are really, really BIG!

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  7. How lovely, and I really like the poppy.

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  8. @Tomas: thanks!

    @Marianne: thank you.

    @VP: strangely there's more snow on the ground today than there was on Easter Sunday!

    @Janis: yes, we do Hallowe'en here.

    @Jan: I have featured it before in the blog, though it has been awhile.

    @Red: Notre Dame is quite photogenic.

    @Norma: this one certainly is!

    @Linda: I did too, so a close up on it seemed appropriate.

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  9. I saw that spider's sister years ago at the Tate Modern in London. I do hope they never get up and start walking around.

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  10. Beautiful pictures! I especially love the close-up photo of leaf and poppy.

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  11. That spider is something. Wow!..Not a fan of spiders.
    The war sculptures are beautifully displayed.

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  12. Really good shots today, William!

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  13. At least the skies are blue, even if it's not so warm.

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  14. That's Louise Bourgeois, right? Love it. Love the blue sky, the little remnants of snow, the poppy and the memorial!

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  15. That last shot is a bit creepy! ;)

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  16. ok, i love unreal spiders any day that is so so cool. i am always wishing that we used poppies they are so pretty. ( :

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  17. @Sharon: yes, the artist did several takes on that sculpture. I know there's another one in Bilbao.

    @Tamago: I saw that poppy and knew I wanted to photograph it.

    @Carolann: I can see how that spider would end up being a problem for someone with arachnophobia!

    @RedPat: thank you.

    @Halcyon: it was warmer than it is today.

    @Ciel: yes, that's the artist herself. I recall she did several versions of Maman, and had a thing for spiders in her work.

    @Marleen: I've gotten to like it.

    @Beth: they certainly are.

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  18. Ach! Spider is like something out of a Hitchcock film. Either that or Steven Spielberg. :-)

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  19. Beautiful buildings, but I have no idea why someone would do a sculpture of a spider. No, I'm not afraid of them.

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  20. such a beautiful blue sky and wonderful place to explore.

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  21. Beautiful memorial. I do like the spider!

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  22. I don't like spiders getting that big! (Shudder!)

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  23. @Revrunner: I can see that.

    @Mari: the artist seemed to like them.

    @Tammie: thank you!

    @Elaine: thanks!

    @Linda: and this one's really big.

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  24. I like the Memorial sculpture but that spider---I shall have nightmares tonight, I'm pretty sure!

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