A reminder to those readers in the Ottawa area- today is the final day of the event La Machine, with the two big machines around the Supreme Court and War Museum. I've already got pictures.... which I'll be posting sometime in September at this rate.
On the second day of the Canada Day weekend, I was on my way back to Gatineau to take in the new permanent galleries at the Museum of History, which I'll be showing after the theme day. As I was heading through downtown Ottawa that Sunday morning, numerous military aircraft were doing flyovers of Parliament Hill, from east to west. Among them was a formation of planes familiar to many Canadians- the Snowbirds. This is a unit of the military who, when they're not flying as part of their duties, are in air shows around the country and beyond. The formation kept returning to the skies over Ottawa and Gatineau, so as I was crossing the Alexandra Bridge, I kept photographing them as I went.
There was a peculiar event happening on what's usually the pedestrian side of the bridge, and it was for Canada 150. Artificial grass was laid out over a good part of that area, and people came to picnic on the bridge.
I kept walking, and kept photographing the Snowbirds, until at last they broke formation and scattered to where ever it was they'd started from.