The work around the National War Memorial is due to wrap up in early November. I noticed one day that the scaffolding that had been set up around the monument itself had been removed. That had been in place to allow workers access to everything for a full cleaning. Early this month, I photographed it first from the east and then the west sides; the busts and statues you see in the first shot are some of The Valiants, military figures from Canadian history that I've featured before. From the west side, the Chateau Laurier can be glimpsed in the background.
I was also in this area to take in some of the ongoing work around the National Arts Centre, where the addition of a glass enclosure will be finished in time for Canada Day next year. This is part of the ongoing series I've been occasionally documenting on the project, and you can find the previous post here. I came out from below Plaza Bridge, and got a look at the frame being erected on the east side of the building. Walking further along, I photographed the site as you see it if you're walking along the Canal.
I then took a staircase up onto a terrace at the NAC and followed the path to where it ended- a fence line, beyond which you can see the work site on the west side fairly up close, with the frame and the removal of some of the facade material. You can also glimpse Parliament Hill and the War Memorial through the frame.
Crossing back through the terrace gave me a view of work on the east side, with Parliament in the background.
I the name of the soldier who was senselessly killed there (Nathan?) id added among the Valliants. Worthy post, WilliamReplyDelete
I love that second photo, William!ReplyDelete
i am not sure i could live in a city. too much noise. but it sure does like empty. maybe i could live in one for a bit? ( :ReplyDelete
the construction barriers are so decorative these days.ReplyDelete
The construction project looks like a major undertaking.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing it when all finished William, not long now 😊ReplyDelete
I like that murals now decorate so many barriers around construction sites.ReplyDelete
Hope they will be able to finish it before the winter.ReplyDelete
Bigger and better. I wish there would be some way they could spread this around the country. It's great stuff to see. I know there are travelling exhibits but I'd like to see some permanent fixtures in other areas besides Ottawa. That's my rant for the day!ReplyDelete
The inside out photo is my top pick.ReplyDelete
Looking good! With winter coming hopefully they'll be finished their work.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: the plaque honouring Nathan Cirilllo is very close to the Valiants.ReplyDelete
@Beth: I enjoy it.
@Tex: these seem to be.
@Janis: both of them are.
@Grace: the Memorial work will be done by early November. The NAC will be done in June.
@Norma: I do too.
@Marleen: if they can finish the frame and glass before the end of November, that can leave interior work until then.
@Red: at least the NAC orchestra regularly visits the rest of the country.
@Bill: at least the outside work.
Love the photo from under the bridge and the one next. The ray in green looks pretty!ReplyDelete
Lots to get done by next year, William!ReplyDelete
That looks quite a project. You lot do memorials so well - hugely impressed.ReplyDelete
Not like the barriers of yesteryear. Good shots.ReplyDelete
Construction sites always seem chaotic.ReplyDelete
It's so hard to document construction like that. Your last three shots tell the story.ReplyDelete
Construction zones always hold such promise. Fun series of shots.ReplyDelete
@Tammie: thank you.
@RedPat: and yet it seems all is going smoothly.
@Mike: I will be happy when the Memorial is open in a few weeks.
@Mari: it's easy enough to photograph over the fence.
@Revrunner: and yet there is order there.
@Kay: I am enjoying documenting the process.
I like seeing photo series of construction! Well done.ReplyDelete