Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crashing A Capital

I have one more post from the Crashed Ice event. The area around the Ottawa Locks were brightly lit and well attended that night.


I did shoot a couple of short videos that evening, here and here. You'll want to turn the volume down though.


I can't recall ever seeing the Bytown Museum lit up like this. The place is reputed to be haunted; I wonder what the ghosts thought of Crashed Ice.


Leaving the event, I came up past Plaza Bridge and took another shot of the Chateau Laurier from a different perspective. Taking in this event was a whole lot of fun, and a lot of people came out for it. I hope we see it again here.

29 comments:

  1. I watched the videos and it was an exciting event. With the crowd and the loud music, whatever ghosts that have been lurking there would have packed up and left.

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  2. While I would not enjoy the noise I would enjoy that slide! :)

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  3. did u hear any screaming ... like OH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! slip and slide? that would be fun. ( ;

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  4. @Nancy: they must have been baffled by the racket.

    @Linda: it was loud!

    @Marianne: it was.

    @Tom: indeed!

    @Beth: none of that from the skaters!

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  5. It does appear to be lots of fun. I don't think I could handle the cold, though. Living in Florida for 30 years has turned me into a whiny wimp when cold weather appears!

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  6. So when is this going to be a winter Olympics event? It looks like it would be a thrill to go down this slope. Speed skates or hockey skates?

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  7. It looks like it takes both talent and daring.

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  8. How fun. I especially like the first photo.

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. Wow, I thought it was a ice slide. The last scene and shot of the chateau is beautiful. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Fabulous night shots, William!

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  11. Wonderful night shots of a fast moving event.

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  12. @Lowell: the cold is a good thing!

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Red: I think it would be a good thing to add to the Olympics!

    @Sharon: something of both, definitely!

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @RedPat: I thought so too.

    @Bill: it was well worth coming to see this.

    @Francisco: thank you!

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  13. People who went down there know no fear, I think that is rule no.1 ;)
    You captured the speed, William!

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  14. I can certainly see the appeal of going at night.

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  15. Don't blink - you'll the event.

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  16. Those skaters are nothing but a blur. What madness. Who won?

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  17. Enjoyed the videos. What a fun event!
    Maybe ghosts enjoyed light and excitement for a change :-)

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  18. Wauu... what a lovely photos. The people there might have a great fun.

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  19. Goodness they sure zoom by William!

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  20. You attended!
    Did you know the boards are being sold at one of the Restores??!! They look fine.

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  21. I watched on video RED BULL CRASHED ICE OTTAWA 2017 Wow!. Very fast and dangerous. I enjoyed that as the one at first was blurred and sound so static. So I stayed and watched this one.

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