One day early last month I headed up to Nepean Point, behind the National Gallery, for some views over the Ottawa River, looking east, north, and west over Ottawa and Gatineau.
There is a sculptural work here, a large steel spire meant to evoke the trunk of a dead tree. It's one of several outdoor installations around the National Gallery. It is by a sculptor named Roxy Paine, and is titled 100 Foot Line.
Nepean Point is topped with this statue of Champlain, looking west.
This view is taken from across the Gallery, with Sussex Drive between me and the property. The giant Louise Bourgeois spider, otherwise called Maman, makes a good contrast with Parliament Hill.
I was sitting on a bench outside Notre Dame Basilica when I took that above shot. I glanced up above me at the facade of the church and took this shot. The angle reminds me of something Luis would do.