Monday, August 29, 2016

The Work Continues

I've been occasionally marking progress at the work going on around the National Arts Centre, where a glass enclosure is going to be added. My last post on it can be found here. These shots are from early this month, on a day when I decided to concentrate on things from the north side. These views, from Plaza Bridge over the Rideau Canal, show some of what's going on- it appears that elements of the facade have been stripped away.


Coming closer, the NAC is in the background beyond this statue of  Andrew Hamilton Gault, a politician and brigadier who founded the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the beginning of the First World War. It's been quite awhile since I've featured him.


Coming down towards the Rideau Canal, the work is partially hidden behind a barricade wall. The worksite entrance itself wasn't open- the shot was taken through the gateway.


Returning back up from the Canal, I took this shot of the Chateau Laurier and Plaza Bridge. 


And to finish, here we have another view of the NAC from the northwest. That steel frame is new from the last time I featured the work site, and will be part of the glass enclosure yet to come.

27 comments:

  1. I like that photo of the Chateau very much.

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  2. the canal is really pretty in any season.

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  3. I love the blues of the canal, in contrast to the sky.
    It is fun to document changes to our cities, whether we like them or not!

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. i love the shot of the castle like building with all those flags. would enjoy seeing that one in person one day. such a cool city you live in. ( ;

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  5. lots of work going on! i love that shot of the Chateau Laurier with the bridge of flags!

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  6. This whole area is quite magnificent and I know the glass addition will also be beautiful.

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  7. Gostei de ver as fotografias tão belas
    Um abraço

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  8. Unusual green truck. A front loader?

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  9. Lots of work going on. sometimes it seems like everything take way too long but I am sure there are a lot of minuscule things to do that we never see.
    MB

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  10. Very cool! I haven't been downtown to see this. Too busy in rural Ontario!!!

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  11. Love your first photo, William!

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  12. Renovation gets complicated and expensive. You give good idea of it's setting.

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  13. @WW: thanks!

    @Marianne: so did I.

    @Tex: it certainly is.

    @Janis: I am looking forward to the finished product, having had seen a good number of the sketches.

    @Beth: that particular spot I was standing in for the Chateau shot is a pleasant one.

    @Tanya: it's a great spot for photographing in other directions too.

    @Lowell: the project seems to be coming along well.

    @Gracita: thanks!

    @Revrunner: I think it is.

    @MB: this project seems to be a big one, but it is progressing.

    @Jennifer: it's a very busy area down here at present.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Red: thanks.

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  14. Lots of work still to be done. I always love seeing the Chateau.

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  15. What a beautiful area. The Chateau Laurier with the bridge of flags is awesome!

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  16. It is going to be a huge change! Love your other pics of town.

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  17. I love the architecture, so hope they don't change too much. And the water is soooo blue.

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  18. Seems to be coming along nicely. I like the looks of the Chateau Laurier!

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  19. @Sharon: the Chateau's always a welcome sight.

    @Bill: I think that shot's going to have to turn up in my favourite pics of the year.

    @RedPat: I'm glad I decided to document the project.

    @Linda: it was a good day to photograph.

    @Lois: the work does seem to be going well.

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  20. My favourites are the beautiful shot of the canal and the building that looks like a castle. Looking forward to see the finished work.

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  21. It's nice to see progress. And the Chateau and the bridge together are beautiful!

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  22. I always love your shots of the Canal....

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  23. The Chateau Laurier is an imposing building!

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  24. Looks like a mammoth renovation project. Interesting to watch the stages. And love the chateau in the city area.

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  25. I love the shot of the Chateau Laurier! Spectacular!

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  26. You know, it always makes me happy to see arms. Those busts freak me out.

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