The Ottawa Public Library has over thirty branches spread out across the city. One of them I occasionally get to is the Rideau branch, a distinctive looking building finished in 1933, set at the southern boundary of the Lowertown area. I paid a visit on a couple of different sunny days in March. The architectural style of the place appeals to me, particularly the beams of the interior ceiling.
Out front is an art installation by artist Mark Thompson. Lattice is one of four such transparent cubes along Rideau Street, each filled with LED lights that slowly shift colours. There are also historical plaques here, and a little statue in the front garden, which had gotten considerably less snow covered when I made a return visit.