I have some Christmas images left for you today (with the odd bit of decor appearing here or there in coming days). This is the National Arts Centre at night, coming over the Canal via the Mackenzie King Bridge, with Christmas lights in the trees and on the walls. These were taken on an evening before Christmas.
I took these shots some days ago, on the 27th. It was a grey day (ironically the following day had the bright sunny weather I'd wanted). I've been periodically following the progress of the NAC's current project in adding on a glass enclosure around part of the building, due to be finished in time for Canada Day. You can find the last post here.
This first view, from Plaza Bridge, takes in the site surrounded by snow. We'd had freezing rain the previous night, adding a slick coat to pretty much everything. The second shot, closer up, features the statue of military officer and politician Andrew Hamilton Gault, founder of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment, in the foreground. And the third shot is where I was going to go- down towards the Canal to take shots from that perspective. The sight of that pathway, glazed with ice, changed my mind, particularly since the day before I'd taken a fall and hurt my hand.
These views take in the NAC from the point of view of the National War Memorial, where a Christmas wreath had been placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. These shots give you some perspective on how close the two places are to each other. The War Memorial is maintained through winter by crews who keep paths cleared of snow so that anyone, even in wheelchairs, can pay a visit. One of the crews was here while I was on site.