Monday, April 4, 2016

Vantages And Vistas Over The Ottawa River

Looking west, this view shows the Ottawa River that forms the boundary between Ottawa and Gatineau; the ice was starting to break up.


Part of the ongoing work around Parliament Hill can be seen here; the West Block is having final touches done, while a new visitor centre and other infrastructure elements are being added between the West and Centre Blocks.


Another look up at one of the architectural elements by the clock faces; this is on the north side.


And looking north gives us another view of the river, as well as Gatineau on the opposite shore.

34 comments:

  1. Great view from above. I especially like the last 2 views. Have a great new week!

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  2. I especially love your last two photos!

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  3. Stunning views, would not think the place was covered in snow with all the sunshine

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  4. I love the last shot, a vista with the hopefulness of good weather. I love a blue sky!

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. Can't believe the river is still covered!

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  6. @Nancy: thanks!

    @Linda: I do too.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Bill: well, things look differently now.

    @Weekend Windup: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Janis: as do I.

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  7. i am really enjoy the last 2 shots ... seeing the whole area ...that is cool. that one very spiky building is super cool!! ( :

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  8. Amazing shots William. Beautiful looking but cold as well. Have a great week.

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  9. Great views from almost every angle!

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  10. You really got some nice views from up there! Hope you weren't too cold.

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  11. Glad to see the tulips instead of the cold snow on your header!

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  12. These are great photos of the view from the Peace Tower. I don't think I could go up there due to my fear of heights though.

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  13. Ottawa is a very beautiful area and was a great choice for the capital location.

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  14. @Furry Gnome: well, these shots are from several weeks ago. Most of the ice is off the river now.

    @Beth: that's the Library of Parliament.

    @Luis: today it's cold again, though not as cold as it was when I took these shots some weeks back.

    @Norma: definitely!

    @Halcyon: not at all; the observation deck is fully enclosed and heated.

    @Linda: it'll still be awhile before this year's tulips show themselves.

    @Pamela: I have no problem at all with heights.

    @Red: yes, Queen Victoria chose well when she picked us.

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  15. Marvelous views across the city.

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  16. Looks like the perfect place to view the entire city and beyond.

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  17. Way cool! My favourite is the fifth!

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  18. I can keep up with things in Ottawa by seeing your pics every day. Didn't know there was so much construction going on.

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  19. such great views...i like looking up through the windows!

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  20. I am always looking for vantage points, these views are spectacular!

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  21. Great to see the Gothic through modern glass and elements

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  22. @Denise: indeed!

    @Sharon: it's a great perch!

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Tamago: oh yes.

    @Ciel: thank you!

    @RedPat: there's a lot of construction. It'll be years before it's all done.

    @Tanya: I do as well.

    @VP: I quite agree.

    @Cloudia: it is, yes.

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  23. It is obvious that you love your city. Second to the last is my favorite.

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  24. I especially like the spire in the second to last shot. And it's very interesting to see a frozen river coming back to life with a thaw.

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  25. Gosh, you do quite a lot to take those images. Nice view from the top.

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  26. Smashing pictures William, think I agree with Ciel about number 5...

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