Saturday, October 29, 2016

Carrying On With Two Work Sites

I have been periodically photographing the progress of work around the National Arts Centre, which is the site of a project that is seeing the placement of a glass enclosure around much of the building. It's a project due to be finished in time for Canada Day next year, and you can find the previous post here. In the meantime, the building is still in use for concert performances while the work goes on.

This view is across Elgin Street as I was crossing; the structure that's being erected will feature a new main entrance on this side. 

Work is nearly complete on the other project here, the National War Memorial, which has been having some renovation work being done on the grounds around the monument this past summer. Early this month, much of the outer fencing that's surrounded the site was removed, giving a view to the passerby of what's been going on. The site is due to be accessible shortly after the beginning of the month, giving residents a chance to pay their respects in the days leading up to Remembrance Day. For now, it's enough to be able to look at the Memorial, all polished up after being under scaffolding for the last few months.

Coming onto Plaza Bridge, I got different perspectives of the work at the NAC before crossing over to the east side of the Rideau Canal. I also got perspective shots of the Canal, looking both ways. These shots were taken after water levels had been lowered for the winter season.


  1. William Okay, I see that you work well every day the blog.
    Happy weekend.


  2. Lovely sunshine beams. You are enjoying the walking tour of your city. Have a great day!

  3. A incidência dos raios solares produziu um efeito belíssimo
    Um passeio que oportunizou magníficas fotografias
    Um abraço

  4. Always enjoy your views along the canal William, many of which feature iconic Ottawa architecture!

  5. Strolling along the canal is something I would like. So much to see and you do a wonderful job presenting it to us.

  6. That War Memorial is stunning as are your shots of the beautiful canal.

  7. I like to see and visit construction sites now and then, but I love a walk along the water. The wonderful strikes of light in your photos make it even more pleasant. :-)

  8. The sunny canal photos are beautiful!

  9. You've given a nice tour of the area which is being renovated. The fourth photo is a winner with the red shrub in the middle.

  10. @Tomas: yes, I do tend to plan out in advance, and know what times of the year are going to be excessively busy, so there's never a shortage of material. I prefer it that way.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Gracita: thanks!

    @Grace: Colonel By would be happy by how his great canal has endured nearly two centuries later.

    @Bill: I've strolled along the Canal, in one stretch or another, countless times by now. I love this area down near the end- or the beginning, depending on one's point of view!

    @Lowell: I have missed being able to get close to the Memorial, so it was pleasing to see the big fences come down.

    @Jan: I'd love to get a closer look at the project, perhaps inside over the winter, but that would require permission and access. And probably steel toe boots, which fortunately I do have.

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Red: the fall colours were bright on the day I took these shots.

  11. It looks like a lot is going on in Ottawa!


  12. looks like there is always change. guess that is a positive for folks who visit the area often. i hope? ( :

  13. Lots of construction and renovation going on in your city.

  14. Lovely colours and shimmers of light in your photos, William!

  15. @Janis: especially in the lead up to next year's anniversary of the country's founding.

    @Beth: I think so.

    @Cloudia: it is!

    @Sharon: and it seems to be going along smoothly, at least these two projects have been.

    @Linda: thanks!

  16. I like the grid shot of the memorial, William!

  17. So many large and significant projects happening in your world. The canal views with light and shadow are delightful.

  18. Noticed the memorial fenced off, and the NAC construction when we wre down in Sept.

  19. Lots of changes! The War Memorial is strikingly bright now. I wonder how soon you'll be seeing skaters on the canal.

  20. I have a special fondness for the shots taken along the canal, but they all great shots!

  21. I love taking photos of construction!

  22. @RedPat: so did I.

    @Revrunner: definitely!

    @Gemma: it was good when the projects were finished.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Furry Gnome: a lot of things have changed!

    @Kay: some years the first skaters might even show up between Christmas and New Years. Time will tell this year.

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Jennifer: so do I.