Monday, March 20, 2017

The Gallery

After returning to Ottawa over the bridge in yesterday's post, I came up to the National Gallery of Canada for some shots around the exterior. On the south side of the building, between it and Major's Hill Park, there is a substantial part of the property that's been landscaped, with trees and bushes growing, as well as a space that can best be described as an amphitheatre. Through winter, this area is quite snowy, but rather photogenic. I was back here last week to have a stroll around the permanent galleries and another look at the Alex Janvier exhibit, which for those of you in the area, closes April 17th.

A view south looks towards the park, with the American embassy and the Connaught Building east of the park.

A view west takes in the familiar view of Parliament Hill, rising beyond the amphitheatre. Looking south from here takes in the aforementioned buildings, as well as the Chateau Laurier.

Heading south along MacKenzie Avenue, I paused for a shot of the snowbanks. Major's Hill Park is beyond them, while the embassy is behind me. I believe somewhere under all that are benches.


  1. I am really loving your winter photos, William!

  2. ...we also have moody skies, but a bit less snow...Happy Spring!

  3. looks quiet and serene. i love snow in the pine trees!! perfect times! ( ;

  4. It's gotten cold here again, but not THAT cold.

  5. You have a different pretty with trees and snow. I know you like snow.

  6. @Kay: quite cold!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Tanya: thank you.

    @Tom: yes, spring has come. We're still around the freezing mark though.

    @Beth: those trees can manage quite well with snow.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Halcyon: we tend to get cold winters. March has had quite a bit of cold days.

    @Red: I love the snow!

  7. Still a lot of snow... beautiful images, William !

  8. Looks like you had a pretty heavy snow about the time you took these shots. The trees have a very heavy coating of "frosting".

  9. Wonderful winter shots, William!

  10. I like your back ground the tulips seeing it is Spring. Winter shots are still nice.

  11. Love your colourful banner, esp above all your snowbound photos just below it. Gives one hope!!

  12. A winter wonderland William, it all looks very beautiful!

  13. Somehow you have managed to make winter in Ottawa look very attractive!

  14. I feel cold :) The winter photos really show how beautiful Ottawa is.

  15. @Karl: thanks!

    @Sharon: this would have been the same snowfall that left a good deal of snow on the snow sculptures.

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Carolann: because of Winterlude, I end up getting a lot more pics, so I'll still have wintery shots into April.

    @Kate: it was time for a switch, but we won't see tulips here until May.

    @RedPat: we've had quite a winter.

    @Denise: I agree!

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Bill: cold's a good thing!

  16. I will try to wish away the snow for you. But, you did get some great pics!


  17. I'm hoping we've seen the last of the white stuff here!

  18. I liked it much better without all that snow!

  19. Snow in the city... it's not so nice, it make the every day's jobs difficult. But it looks very beautiful.

  20. Good heavens, the snow was so deep it covered the benches? That's a wee bit too much snow William.. or is there no such thing as too much ☺

  21. Very pretty photos of evergreens covered by snow.

  22. @Janis: but snow is a good thing.

    @Norma: we likely haven't.

    @Mari: snow is a wonder.

    @Orvokki: we can manage.

    @Grace: that's impossible! :)

    @Klara: thank you.

    @Jennifer: definitely!