Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Visit To Rideau Falls

After my time in New Edinburgh, I stopped at Rideau Falls, where the Rideau River tumbles into the Ottawa River. The park here offers great views of the falls, and both sides of the Ottawa River. There are two branches of the falls here, with Green Island between them; this first post features the east branch. And if you want to see these falls in action, check out this video I took that day.


The park around the falls features several monuments, most of them military in nature. This one on Green Island commemorates Allied pilots killed on training missions in Canada through the Second World War. And even though this was Labour Day, as you can see in the concluding shot especially, a couple of the trees were starting to turn colours. I'm planning on coming back to the area on Monday- odds are those trees will have lost their leaves by now, while the rest will be turning. I have more from here tomorrow.

29 comments:

  1. These falls beautify the city, rigtht?.
    Have a good one,William !

    Tomás.

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  2. The waterfalls are beautiful and love the sound of the water! Love the waterfall photos. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Beautiful falls there so close to the city.

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  4. The waterfalls are awesome. I like the way they sound on the video you did.
    Have a good day William.

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  5. That is a gorgeous spot on this ol' green earth. Mesmerizing, too!

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  6. @Tomas: yes they do.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Marianne: it is a lovely area to visit.

    @Bill: I was pleased by the video.

    @Lowell: that it is.

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  7. Those falls are really beautiful!

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  8. Wow that's a powerful sound William, thunderous even! Fabulous captures of the falls.

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  9. Beautiful falls, and I love the Autumn colours in your last photo.

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  10. A beautiful set of falls. It's a great setting for memorials.

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  11. @Tex: they're always a delight to see.

    @Sharon: that seems to be the common opinion.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Red: it's an ideal park setting for that, all around here. They'd have been wise to put the War of 1812 Memorial here, but that had been a Harper decision, and the HarperBot 3000 wanted it where it went.

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  12. Hey William. Thanks for your comment on CC. I did see De Niro's comments which surprised me as I had thought De Niro was a Republican conservative. But maybe I got that wrong.

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  13. Such beautiful sceneries. The Rideau Falls look sparkling with sun shining on them!

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  14. I love this, and I think image number 3, 4 and 7 (from the top) are my favourites. What a beautiful place on the planet this is. HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  15. Those falls are quite beautiful!

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  16. @Lowell: if he was Republican, he's not now!

    @Tamago: they really shone this time out.

    @Gunn: thank you!

    @RedPat: they really are.

    @Revrunner: I agree.

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  17. The waterfall and the city in the same photo (3) looks awesome.
    Waterfall looks and hear always so majesty. And you have your own there, great.

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  18. Uma queda d'água excepcionalmente bonita
    E a graciosidade de tons nesta última foto coroando a supremacia do outono
    Um abraço

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  19. WOW you got some great shots of the falls!

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  20. Such a pretty fall of water. Like a magical veil.

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  21. I especially like those views where the city is in the background. But they're all very nice. We have trees that started turning in late August - early September. I went looking for fall color the other day and half the trees had already lost their leaves (we had a gale the night before; that didn't help).

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  22. I ove to imagine what it looked like preConfederation!

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  23. Beautiful place! Our leaves are just barely starting to turn red.

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  24. so behind on comments William, oopeies ... love waterfalls ( ;

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  25. The waterfalls look like they've been 'arranged', they're so regular and symmetrical in pattern!

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