Wednesday, November 16, 2016


One Saturday morning in October I was heading downtown. I came up a route I occasionally take, heading up a staircase that ascends the side of the same cliff that Parliament Hill stands on, only further west. Here just north of Chinatown, the cliff is dominated by the Dominican University College above, which I haven't featured in the blog before. The building houses both a monastery and the educational program, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in theology and philosophy and is affiliated with Carleton University. It dates back to the end of the 19th century, and is built in a Neo-Gothic design. The place is a regular feature in the Doors Open program in June.

Nearby stands Saint-Vincent Hospital, which had some nice fall colours alongside the building.

I stopped on Plaza Bridge to photograph the fall view over the Canal locks. I'll have more shots from around here taken on different days before I'm done with the autumn series.

These are two shots of Trinity Anglican Church in Old Ottawa South, which I haven't featured on the blog before.

Here we have a view of the nearby Rideau River, taken the same morning.

And I finish off today with this view in Old Ottawa East, outside a former town hall that now serves as a community centre.


  1. I love all the colours and details in your photos, William!

  2. Wonderful views over the canal locks.

  3. Beautiful views, I like the fall colours !

  4. Nice colours, but some photos look a bit dark to without any colours.

  5. Excelentes e belas fotografias, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

  6. I still cannot wrap my mind around an empty canal. It seems so vibrant in the summer.


  7. The canal looks nice and interesting even if it is empty ..
    You have lovely fall.

  8. Excellent photos and beautiful views.

  9. great fall images...i really like the 2 looking down the canals!

  10. it is almost like some one painted those leaves at the bottom. neat coloring!! ( ;

  11. @Linda: thanks!

    @Tomas: thank you.

    @Marleen: it is a great spot for photography.

    @Karl: as do I.

    @Marianne: we did have some gloomy days.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Janis: it is quite a difference.

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Bill: thanks.

    @Tanya: I do too.

    @Beth: indeed.

    @Tex: quite so.

  12. Some wonderful buildings and beautiful fall scenes! I'd like to take that walk! I do love that canal, too.

  13. I always like to see the view over the Canal locks, it's even more impressive when they are dry.

  14. I love those red branches against that stone building.

  15. You had a good tour of Ottawa and showed us what you saw. You also threw in a little history.

  16. I like seeing the bare locks. THings shut down, tourists gone!!!

  17. We don't have canals at all here William, so it's always fascinating to see them. Love the autumn colours.

  18. @Lowell: a lot of people enjoy that view looking north from Plaza Bridge.

    @Jan: it makes quite a difference.

    @Sharon: that caught my eye. I pass through that hospital on occasion- it's got a beautiful indoor atrium that I've featured once here, early on in my posting.

    @Red: indeed!

    @Jennifer: it's so different from summer.

    @Grace: thank you!

  19. A very nice tour, William. Thank you!

  20. Very nice. Thanks for taking us on your walk.

  21. William....your second photo of Saint-Vincent Hospital. That lovely stone building reminds me of a few stone buildings here in Montreal. I cannot think offhand which ones, though, but I love stone buildings! :)

  22. I like that last photo even though SWMBO and I have just spent the morning raking and cleaning up a yard full of red maple leaves.

  23. As always, I love the fall colors. The buildings are nice, too!

  24. @Lauren: you're welcome.

    @MB: a pleasure to do so.

    @Linda: I imagine there are building styles quite in common between our cities.

    @RedPat: it's a favoured photo subject of mine.

    @Catalyst: yes, the leaf raking can be tedious!

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Summer: thanks!

  25. I love these photos. I haven't seen such old buildings since my last visit to the Midwest.

  26. Gee, William, you've taken some wonderful autumn walks! I enjoy seeing these new areas. Thanks.