Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Up At Nepean Point

Picking up where I left off yesterday, I went up behind the National Gallery to Nepean Point, on Easter Sunday. Views of both Ottawa and Gatineau are plentiful, with many of the landmarks to be seen on both sides of the Ottawa River. As you can see, there were still slabs of ice in the river that day, and we actually have more snow on the ground at present than we did that day. This place is a popular spot to come to on a sunny day, and is topped by a statue of Champlain; the explorer came up the Ottawa River in 1613.

31 comments:

  1. We started the day recreating the view.

    Tomás.

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  2. Nice views of the city, well done.

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  3. Wonderful views over sunny Ottawa and Gatineau.

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  4. I just love the view over Gatineau. :)

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  5. Read lots about old Champlain in history classes at school. Unfortunately, I don't remember much of what I read. :-(

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  6. i enjoy the bridge city angle shots. nice! ( ;

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  7. @Tomas: an interesting way to put it.

    @Bill: tremendous views, yes.

    @Chrissy: thanks!

    @Marianne: thank you.

    @Jan: it was a good day to go

    @Halcyon: I do too.

    @Revrunner: we had a good deal on him in history classes.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Hilary: except in shady spots!

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  8. The slabs of ice are rare and lost... Wonderful images!

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  9. What lot of great stuff in this post...statue of Champlain,Ottawa River, Ottawa river and Rideau canal together. You took this at a great time when the crowds were not in the way.

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  10. It looks like a great view point.

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  11. You have captured many beautiful views, especially of the bridge.

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  12. Splendid views from there! It must be beautiful in summer.

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  13. @VP: thank you!

    @Red: it's a popular spot, but people don't really linger too long, so I was able to for the most part photograph around people instead of catch them in images. I did like having them around the statue though.

    @Sharon: it's a great spot. I think for an upcoming theme day on city skylines, I might as well photograph from here again.

    @Nancy: the Alexandria Bridge is a favourite bridge of mine here.

    @Pamela: it is!

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  14. Great photos William. Love those views and the war memorial.

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  15. I can see you have still a bit of snow. But the spring arrive soon.
    Lovely photos.

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  16. Beautiful, and I love that sky!

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  17. Wonderful views. Canada is certainly a spectacular place. If only it weren't so cold most of the time....

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  18. Samuel has gorgeous views wonderfully photographed! And he must be reminiscing about how this looked like in the early XVIIth century!

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  19. @Denise: thanks!

    @Orvokki: snow tends to stick to the slopes below Parliament- it's wooded there, and not a lot of direct sunlight touches those slopes this time of year, so the snow stays there longer.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Norma: cold is good!

    @Ciel: a lot of changes since he came up the river, but he'd have seen the heights on the Ontario side of the river.

    @RedPat: I thought they were good.

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  20. Looking at the first pictures William you certainly had a good day for pictures with all those blue skies...

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  21. The last pictures make it look like a European city.

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  22. Great views of your area, William !

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  23. Gorgeous shots! I haven't been there in ages, either!

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  24. Nice shots! I like the silhouetted skyline.

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  25. Great variety of water views and city landscapes on the fringe. The statue is most impressive and imposing.

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