Monday, May 30, 2016

The Colonel And The Tulip Beds

Today and tomorrow I have shots from within Major's Hill Park, taken on an earlier visit from the post I did yesterday. Here's the statue of Rideau Canal engineer Colonel By, surrounded by tulips. The second shot is taken from the end of the row, with the statue looking west towards Parliament Hill.


This bed of tulips is one of several along the pathway in the park, with the American embassy in the background.


The tulip beds on the north end of the park are a delightful and colourful sight, particularly with the architecture of Parliament, the National Gallery, and Notre Dame as backdrops.

29 comments:

  1. Lovely series, and your second and third photos are my favourites today. :)

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  2. Wow! I could spend hours just looking at the tulips!

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  3. Mais um belo e florido conjunto de fotografias.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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  4. Lovely indeed. The view of the tulips leading to Parliament Hill is my favorite.

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  5. Love the pink in pic #3. Also, what kind of headwear is Colonel By sporting???

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. @Linda: thanks!

    @Nancy: it does feel like I have spent hours.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Bill: it is an ideal planting.

    @Janis: I don't know the technical term, but it was standard attire for European officers in the early 19th century.

    @Tomas: actually that day is only marked south of the border.

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  7. Beautiful! I would love to take a stroll through that area.

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  8. like the statue, gorgeous gardens. ( ;

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  9. Nice shots again, William, the second photo is my favourite today.

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  10. A wonderful park in this season, William !

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  11. Any idea how many hours you've spent on the tulip series?

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  12. Beautifully composed series of images William, really like it when you have little architecturally glimpses in the background!

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  13. Your tulip beds just never end. Amazing. It must take a lot of work to keep these looking so good.

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  14. It looks like you could take photos of tulip beds for the rest of the summer. It makes Ottawa look very beautiful at this time of year.

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  15. @SRQ: it's a great area for a walk.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Karl: it really is.

    @Norma: a great many hours.

    @Grace: I do as well, which is why I photograph with that in mind.

    @Lowell: it is a great deal of work, and all worth it.

    @Red: if I spaced them out more, only posting one or two images a day, they would last me through the summer. At present the tulips themselves are finished. My posts, however are carrying on.

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  16. He looks very grand standing there surrounded by all those flowers.

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  17. The tulips must all be gone now after the weekend's heat!

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  18. Wondering what you will show us next!

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    1. Enjoyed these flower vistas very much

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  19. Such beautiful photos! I especially love the one with embassy in the background. Great shot!

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  20. I never get tired of the tulips. :D

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  21. There all the people are sure to be satisfied and happy when they receive every day to watch these wonderful tulips.

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  22. @Sharon: the Colonel makes for a good photo subject, I've always thought.

    @RedPat: yes, the heat did them in.

    @Cloudia: still more tulips for some time to come, but in terms of setting up posts, I've got three locations left to get organized before I'm finally done.

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Halcyon: I don't, either.

    @Orvokki: it's a very popular festival.

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  23. Neat looking statue, and of course the tulips are beautiful.

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  24. I always have to laugh at the Colone's name! But the tulip pix I always love!

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  25. These tulips are a never-ending photographer's dream. Yessss!

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  26. I don't think I would have liked Colonel By.
    Love the tulips.

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