Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Summer Day At Rideau Hall

I stepped onto the grounds at Rideau Hall during my early September visit. There are nearly eighty acres here, a good part of that open to the public. It is the official residence of the Governor General, and at the moment the property also houses the Prime Minister and his family at another one of the buildings on the site, as much needed renovation work is being done on the PM's nearby official residence, 24 Sussex Drive. On this day there was a cricket game being played on the pitch. And compare this first shot to my header image, which is of the same general direction taken last fall.


There is a beautiful rose garden here, with quite a variety of blooms, as well as a fountain. I have more from here over the next couple of days.

29 comments:

  1. I would like to wander the gardens! Guess the roses don't have much longer to bloom.

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  2. Nice rose garden with still blooming roses

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  3. 80 acres is a nice chunk of land. Love the perspective on that last photo with the people in the background.

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. @Linda: by the end of the month they will be done. I may be going up here this weekend, so we shall see.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Marianne: those roses are well cared for.

    @Janis: it is good that the grounds are open.

    @Tex: definitely.

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  5. Beautiful William.. gosh autumn colours really change a scene don't they 😊 Super perspective out over the water feature in last shot!

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  6. A beautiful park! Doesn't look like fall has hit you yet. :)

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  7. The roses look very pretty, William.

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  8. Lovely photos of a beautiful place. I've admired your header photo from the moment you posted it. Hope all goes well with you. Thanx much for your comment on Ocala!

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  9. A beautiful garden and the roses look very pretty.

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  10. @Bill: it's really laid out well, with a rich variety of roses.

    @Grace: it'll be different, I expect, this weekend.

    @Halcyon: well there were early fall colours in a nearby area taken that same day that I'll be showing on the weekend, and at present I have been taking the odd fall colour shot. A lot of the trees are still green though.

    @Marleen: they really do.

    @Lowell: it's a wonderful place to explore. I am slowly lifting my way out of the proverbial black wall state I'd been in.

    @Karl: thank you!

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  11. A beautiful spot--but then Canada has a lot of them!

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  12. I love the comparison of your 1st photo and header photo! Autumn is upon us. Love how sceneries change with seasons.

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  13. It looks lovely there. I like your header photo with the colour in the maples. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  14. What a difference from your header!

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  15. gorgeous blooms, looks like a great place for a picnic ( :

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  16. Such a lovely place to enjoy nature, William! Thank you so much for sharing. :) I just got on the internet now, was unable to access earlier today so I just published the comments on my blog and am here to see what you posted. I am not disappointed at all! :)

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  17. Surprising that the grounds are so empty if it's open to the public. Beautiful rose gardens.

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  18. I love browsing around rose gardens. Lovely photos!

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  19. @Norma: we do.

    @Tamago: fall is settling in.

    @Pamela: thank you.

    @RedPat: I wonder how big a difference it might be on the weekend.

    @Beth: I think so.

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Wendy: there were others there, aside from the cricket players. I do tend to try to photograph without people in the image when possible, but every time I've been here, even in the dead of winter, there have been other visitors on the grounds.

    @Denise: thanks!

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  20. Love the light reflecting off the fountain in that last shot.

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  21. Lovely place to stroll, but it might take the better part of a day with eighty acres.

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  22. My roses are so dead! Thanks for sharing these.

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  23. Nice photos William! I'd love to spend some time strolling around that place.

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  24. Beautiful grounds! It's great to see the fall and summer shots next to each other. And I love the last shot with its water and perspective.

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  25. Love that last picture, William. I trust you did not encounter PM Trudeau.

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  26. Pretty roses. I can almost smell them!

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