Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Crowded City Core

I left off yesterday a block west of here. At Queen Street and Elgin Street, there was quite a crowd at the intersection. The National Arts Centre, across the crowd, was unveiled with the new additions on Canada Day. I was inside for the evening concert, so I'll show you interior views down the line.


Crossing through the crowd took about ten minutes to get to the other side, and I crossed the Mackenzie King Bridge over the Rideau Canal, where numerous boats were docked.


Later in the day, I was in the Rideau Centre, where this store caught my eye, with its canoe of raccoons. I hadn't seen it before- it opened in June.


The Rideau Centre has a pedestrian overpass leading over to the Bay store and the Byward Market. Views west and east took in some of the Canada Day crowd. An LRT station is being finished below this site, hence the work site that can be seen at the left in the first shot. Last year, the area around here was subjected to that big unexpected sinkhole.


This big Canada 150 sign was erected at the north end of Major's Hill Park, and on both days of the Canada Day weekend, it was popular for photo ops.

33 comments:

  1. Awesome series, William, and thank you so much for sharing photos of that store! I love the canoe and raccoons!

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  2. My goodness, look at all those crowds. Looks like a happening city ang a great series of photos :)

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  3. Nice to see the celebrations. It looks like quite a day. (And bravo - the sinkhole has recovered!)

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  4. I like your photos of the boats in the canal, nice overviews.

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  5. Nice photos of the festivities, those big capitals with names are very popular to climb on and to photograph for people.

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  6. ...the river seems to be the center of activity, it's nice to see people out celebrating.

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  7. So fun seeing the crowds out. Everyone loves celebrating sesquicentennial.
    Happy 150th.

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. Hello, looks like everyone was out enjoying and celebrating Canada Day. I like the views of the boats and canal. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  9. @Linda: thank you!

    @Denise: it was busy!

    @Kay: that was quite an event.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marleen: so did I.

    @Marianne: they were a draw.

    @Tom: it was quite a weekend.

    @Janis: the day brought out many.

    @Eileen: thank you!

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  10. I want one of those raccoons! Do they have an online store?

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  11. So many people! It is quite impressive!

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  12. Looks like it was a great day for celebrating. I'm sure Ottawa did it up right for Canada's 150th!

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  13. Every one is in the mood for celebration!

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  14. I might not like crowds but large crowds signify some love for our country and that we join together to celebrate.

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  15. I am so impressed by the size of the crowds for this big celebration.

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  16. @Norma: they must, though I don't know if they ship to America.

    @RedPat: it certainly is!

    @Halcyon: it was quite a day.

    @Nancy: and it was a celebration!

    @Red: this event always draws people in.

    @Sharon: a lot of people came out. It was wisest not to even try the Hill.

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  17. love the Canada sign ... nice for pics! i tend to stay away from crowds ... i don't like all the noise. makes me nervous and feel i can be quiet ... just relax and all. ( ;

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  18. Still a humane place, William

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  19. So good to see everyone celebrating William, it's a wonderful thing to be proud of your country!

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  20. Wonderful street photos. And the Canada 150 -sign is lovely place to take photos.

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  21. A wonderful time enjoyed by all. Fantastic photos William. I love that big Canada 150 sign that people used to take photos with, a great memory maker.

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  22. previously, stained glass was 'divine', different locations and different styles, the quality of the glass itself counts a lot and often is difficult to photo to its best advantage I have trouble that way.

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  23. @Beth: I got through it fine, but I was glad to make it through that pack!

    @Cloudia: it is!

    @Grace: it was a fun day.

    @Orvokki: it really is.

    @Bill: I wonder what will become of it.

    @Julia: I do find stained glass to be a challenge to photograph.

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  24. Pretty sweet looking canoe they're paddling there. :-)

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  25. The raccoons look well fed! Huge amount of people. I haven't been in crowds like that for years.

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  26. Great photos William and I do like that canoe full of raccoons :)

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  27. It's nice to see there were a lot of people at the celebrations.

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  28. We have the same CANADA sign! I don't do crowds like this very well.

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  29. Canada Day Celebrations certainly were popular.

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  30. Lovely to see the crowds enjoying themselves.
    Great set of photographs.

    All the best Jan

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