Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Green Island In Fall

This view of the east branch of Rideau Falls is taken from the outlook on Green Island. The building you see on the other side formerly housed a pavilion on Canada and the world, but had stood empty for some time. It was recently in the news that it will have a new occupant starting next year: the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is going to be using it as exhibit space starting in the spring, which is a fitting choice for the location.


Green Island of course has several military monuments. It also had a flock of Canada geese on the grass that day, amid the fall colours.

27 comments:

  1. You need a frame for your last several photos, William! Beautiful!

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  2. Bracing spaces! And, yes, portraits of colorful trees deserving of frames

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  3. Such beautiful autumn pictures including the waterfall too!

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  4. Fall is so lovely. And you show us lovely colors, here and in your previous posts.
    I hardly remember the world without snow, we have during over two days snowed all the time :)

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  5. What the geese are still there and not here. That is a beautiful island for the society to have

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  6. Belas fotografias e as árvores estão com umas cores fantásticas.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  7. Can't see enough of the beautiful Autumn shots!

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  8. It still looks great all those bright colours in nature.

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  9. Estas árvores com a linda tonalidade do outono ficaram particularmente magníficas nas tuas fotos
    Um abraço

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  10. @Linda: thanks!

    @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Nancy: thanks.

    @Orvokki: It'll be snowy here soon.

    @Bill: well, this was taken about a month ago. They're all gone now.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marleen: I have enjoyed showing them.

    @Marianne: it was a good year for colours.

    @Gracita: thank you.

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  11. This is a gorgeous place. And the colors are out in all their glory. I'm having a hard time functioning this morning. Did you read the story that the Canadian Immigration site was overwhelmed last night?

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  12. Excellent images displayin autumn's colours. A very nice location!

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  13. Beautiful autumn pictures, William !
    Green Island could be re-named Red Island.

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  14. Thank you, William, for a smile I really needed today!

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  15. Beautiful photos! The blue color of water in the 1st photo is stunning! The building will make a great exhibit space, with such a great view!

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  16. I like your red leaves in Ont. We get very few red leaves.

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  17. What a wonderful location that building has, William!

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  18. @Lowell: I heard- and with good reason. I'm baffled as to how so many people could have lost their senses and voted for that man. And I'm generous when I call him a man, because he's a lousy excuse for one. Completely disgusted today.

    @Bill: it's a great spot.

    @Karl: I looked it up- the place is named after someone with the surname Green who lived in the area back in the earliest days of Bytown.

    @Norma: you're most welcome.

    @Tamago: it's a wonderful use for the building. I look forward to what's done with it next.

    @Red: we get a lot.

    @RedPat: a marvelous location. I'm just surprised it went unused as long as it did, but that might have been a mark of the former government, who had a profound contempt for the national capital in pretty much everything they did.

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  19. Always love those changing leaves. Pretty area!

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  20. Your fall colours are great again, but my favorite shot is the first one today. I love the view of the waterfall and that wonderful building at the other side. It's indeed a good place for an exhibit space of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, I think.

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  21. i am really feeling the fall today. the weather, so gorgeous. i enjoy the different oranges and reds. so so lovely. ( :

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  22. What a nice location for an exhibit space! I'm sorry to read that these beautiful colors are gone now.

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  23. Beautiful shots and what a good idea for the empty building
    MB

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  24. These don't look like November shots. More like October. The colors and leaf drop seem delayed by almost a month.

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  25. Stunning display of fall colours and shadow shapes.

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