Wednesday, September 14, 2016

By The Waters

As the Rideau River passes by Carleton University, it goes through a stretch of rapids.

Downstream of the rapids is the train track running over the river. The O-Train passes through here several times an hour.

And near this location, outside one of the campus buildings, is a larger than life statue of the great leader Mahatma Gandhi, stoic as always. There's a lot of detail to the statue, and plenty of room to move around and get different perspectives. The last shots give you perspective of how close the statue is to the river and the bridge.


  1. I love your first photo, William! I keep looking at it and I can almost hear and smell the water!

  2. Good set of photos of Gandhi. When the water is low you get a good idea of what the rapids are like.

  3. The sixth photo is very well made, a great shadow makes the figure.


  4. I feel like someone could write a story, or at least a country music song, about that photo series. Still waters; Ghandi; train...


  5. Beautiful series. Love the train crossing the river. Have a happy day!

  6. Nice photos of the train passing the river and the statue of Ghandi.

  7. @Linda: thanks!

    @Red: and they are low enough to walk across.

    @Tomas: thank you.

    @Janis: it would be folk music.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Tex: they are.

    @Marianne: thank you.

    @Halcyon: as do I.

  8. Wonderful series William. I love that train passing over on the bridge and that statue of Mahatma Gandhi is impressive.

  9. love the glasses, such a cool statue! ( ;

  10. A very realistic statue but, I love the train shots.

  11. The river photos are great--and I love the statue of Gandhi!

  12. Great shots of the river, the train on the bridge and Mahatma Gandhi's statue is wonderful.

  13. I like the river shots. Very nice sculpture too!

  14. @Bill: thanks!

    @Beth: I wonder how those glasses were done.

    @Sharon: there's no shortage of chances to catch the train on those tracks, since there are trains at the nearby station every ten minutes.

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Denise: I agree.

    @RedPat: thanks!

  15. Wonderful pictures of everything. Thanks for sharing.

  16. The last picture of the sculpture looks like a living being looking at the scenery.

  17. Look at that cure train! And Gandhi! We are getting a similar two-car train very soon, it is in testing: Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit, pretty SMART, huh?

  18. You could photograph Rideau even day and not get tired of it.

  19. I have always liked Gandhi... We even had a dog ( Black Labrador Retriever) with the name Gandhi.

    I love the image with the train on the bridge. Great location and great light.

  20. I think this is the first time I've seen a public statue of Gandhi. How nice!

  21. How cool to have a statue of Gandhi there!

  22. @Revrunner: and yet many places far from his experience have statues of him.

    @Carolann: you're welcome.

    @Mari: it does indeed.

    @Cloudia: our LRT expansion phase one is apparently going to take a little longer than expected. This after a previous delay.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Jack: that's true.

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Kay: I'm sure there must be many others.

    @Joan: it is!