Tuesday, December 27, 2016

City Hall And Confederation Park

The grounds around City Hall, including the skating rink, have been lit up for Christmas. I decided to take a night time shot of the Ottawa Firefighters memorial, as I've never photographed it in the evening.

City Hall itself was open on the evening I stopped by- there was an event going on in one of the large spaces here, and I wanted to photograph the Christmas decorations. The piano you see is a regular fixture in the lobby, free to be played by anyone who happens to know how to tickle the ivories.

Across the street, Christmas lights were prominent at Confederation Park. This place will be busy in February as a focal point for Winterlude.


  1. Oooohhhh, ahhhhh, ooooohhh, aaaahhh.

    Pretty lights.

  2. @Linda: it is!

    @Whisk: very pretty.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marianne: indeed.

    @Hilary: I agree.

  3. so pretty at night with all the christmas lights!

  4. I love the nutcracker too:) ( And the orange lights.)

  5. the lights at night are so pretty. They make everything look beautiful!

  6. The holiday decorations are so festive.

  7. Not the kind of light display that you lose sleep over if one bulb happens not to be working. :-)

  8. @Sharon: it's a good sized nutcracker too.

    @Tanya: very pretty, and more to come.

    @Norma: so do I.

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Bill: they do.

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Catalyst: they are!

    @Revrunner: unless it's the first bulb, in which case the whole string might not work!

  9. Fantastic displays. Thanks for Posting.

  10. love Christmas lights at night, the firemen and nutcracker. cool!! ( ;

  11. Beautiful nighttime holiday lights. I shiver at the thought of how cold it is to walk around there at night. Applause from a West Coast woos.

  12. What a pretty sight - all decked out for Christmas 🎄

  13. The trees look fantastic, William !

  14. There are a lot of wonderful Christmas lights and decorations in Ottawa.

  15. I'm sorry that I completely misses this post. Ottawa was well lit up.

  16. We used to love the Eaton's store lights in TO!

  17. Lots to catch your eye and your camera around there, William.

  18. @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Kay: cold is good.

    @Dianne: decked out indeed.

    @Karl: they do!

    @Jan: there is.

    @Red: it happens every year.

    @Jennifer: it's been a long time since I've been there.

    @Jack: indeed!

    @Orvokki: I agree.