Monday, December 19, 2016

Sightings

I took these shots in the Rideau Centre mall downtown. Their Santa Claus photo operation is set up on the pedestrian bridge connecting the mall to the Hudson's Bay store across Rideau Street. The decorations inside the mall this year seem to be new- large glowing ornament balls hang from skylights in multiple locations.


Over on Sparks Street, these snowmen sculptures can be found on the pedestrian mall.


And this Christmas wreath can be found up the street at the pub D'Arcy McGee's.


These signs are hanging in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne, a reminder that our big anniversary year as a country is coming, and this place will see the old year out with a Scottish style New Year's Eve bash.

30 comments:

  1. What a lovely Christmas display!

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  2. These are fun pictures! Love the lights.

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  3. Quite a festival of lights. Great sense of happiness in these scenes.

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  4. You found some very nice Christmas decorations.

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  5. The large balls look very pretty and festive!

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  6. I like those big glowing balls in the Rideau Centre mall.

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  7. i need that chair ... wonder if it is comfy? did you sit in it? so curious? would only want it if super comfy?? love the balls of lights & the wreath too. neat Christmas decor. ( :

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  8. @Linda: indeed!

    @Linda: they are quite soothing.

    @Gemma: I agree.

    @Francesco: thanks!

    @Marianne: yes I did.

    @Marleen: they do!

    @Jan: as do I.

    @Beth: yes, it is comfortable.

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  9. I love Santa's A Frame seating! Could be in an alpine resort.

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. My favorite decoration is the floating balls hanging in the mall!

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  11. Lots of holiday decorations. I love those glowing balls.

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  12. Nice selection, William !
    Impressive banner photo too !

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  13. Magical to be with Santa under the glowing orbs

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  14. That's a nice sitting area they have made for Santa. And that Christmas tree in the mall is spectacular.

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  15. Your town is well decorated for the season. It's interesting to think back about all the different styles of city decorating which have come and gone.

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  16. @Janis: it does evoke that alpine feel.

    @Lowell: they are a very cool addition this year.

    @Sharon: as do I.

    @Karl: next year's going to be a big one for the country!

    @Cloudia: it's a very good spot. The previous location for Santa had actually been where that Christmas tree is now, roughly.

    @Catalyst: it's simply decorated, but big. Just holly berries strewn throughout. There are lights, but I've not seen it lit up yet, making me wonder if there's one faulty bulb in the lot, and so everything after it won't light up.

    @Red: the mall's decorations have completely changed, but that's not a surprise, given that the mall has been doing such extensive renovations in recent years.

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  17. My parents had many Scottish friends when they first came to Canada so Hogmanay is well known to me.

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  18. Love the snowmen - are they artificial? Can't think you need artificial ones in Canada...

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  19. I like those decorations in the mall!

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  20. @Jackie: it was a new word to me the first time I heard it.

    @Mari: indeed!

    @Jenny: these ones are, though I don't know the material they're made of. We've had more snow since I took that shot!

    @RedPat: so do I. Very soothing.

    @Norma: thank you!

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  21. Love seeing a variety of Christmas decorations. Have a very Merry Christmas weekend.

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  22. Just the name Hudson Bay makes me think of the coat and blanket.

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  23. A nice collection of photos of the decorations.

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  24. I like the Canadian take on Christmas decorations. In fact, Canada looks more appealing by the hour...

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  25. I like Santa's chair! I took my kids to see Santa once in a garden park here years ago, and he was in a tiny log cabin. It was the best setting I've seen for the jolly guy. Nice set of Christmas pics!

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