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.