Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Infrastructure, Art, The Farm, And The Feline

Have a look over at my writer's blog today; I have a photo post up there today on an event held here a few days ago for the Canada 150 anniversary year, one that was titled Canada's Table.

Today I have some odds and ends. This dates from late June. I was walking along the Rideau Canal towards Carleton University. The dome of the church against that dark sky caught my eye. This was one of those days when rain was intermittent. 

I took these two shots late in June in Little Italy, looking north and then south. This is the commuter train line that runs presently from Bayview Station down to Greenboro Station. It was set up on a former freight rail track as a test pilot project for a larger LRT system, and the city will have the larger east-west phase one of that project finished next year. Phase two is to follow, expanding the distance of those lines.

This I've shown before, at more of a distance, during my Canada Day series. Papa is an art installation across the river in Gatineau, done by artist Hal Inberg. I took these shots while in the area in early July to visit the MosaiCanada exhibition.

I came across this cat in early July in Centretown.

This building is out in the west end, across from the Westgate Mall. It's another one of those infrastructure spots, a hydro station, but the architecture has always interested me. I was in the area in July running errands and decided to photograph it.

Coming back from errands that day, I paused in the area of the Central Experimental Farm, a government facility of over a thousand acres of pastures and crops in the city. You might see a groundhog or two or three upright in this shot.

Across the road from the farm is the Ottawa Civic Hospital. A statue of Harold Fisher, a mayor of Ottawa from 1917-20, stands on its grounds.

And I finish with a view of St. Peter And St. Paul's Anglican Church downtown, which I featured at the start of my Canada Day series.


  1. ...the colored glass is a striking sight.

  2. Great shots, but of course the picture of the cat brought the biggest smile to my face.

  3. Hello, the colored glass art piece is pretty. My favorite is the first view of the canal with the dome in the background. Great photos. Have a great day!

  4. Very nice diverse series of shots William, the groundhogs popping up made me smile ☺ and I love the mixture of architecture in the last shot.

  5. Wonderful photos, William, and I love how you added this beautiful cat, too! :)

  6. A good summary of what you've been up to this summer.

  7. Nice series William. I like the mosaic glass installation.

  8. @Francisco: thank you!

    @Tom: it is indeed!

    @Hilary: it was quite a sweetie.

    @Grace: me too.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Red: it has been a busy summer.

    @Marleen: I do too.

  9. That glass installation I like too. Something about coloured glass. The rest you have shown is lovely William.

  10. Lovely photos! The glass piece is beautiful and reminds me of a piece I have admired in Orlando, Florida.

  11. A quiet tour around the city today! No big events! ;-)

  12. Great to see more views around the city, even the cat!

  13. wow that colored glass is so pretty! love it! that is a cute kitty too! enjoyed all the photos!

  14. I love the coloured glass, it's very attractive. The cat is a cutie. Nice photos, William.

  15. @Carolann: thank you.

    @Lois: this one has gotten a lot of attention since it was first installed.

    @RedPat: well, I have an event post for tomorrow, and then a series to follow that. I'm looking forward to the comments on the series.

    @Christine: and such cute higher being that feline was.

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Bill: thank you.

  16. If I haven't mentioned it before, you are a great ambassador for Ottawa William. Your photos make me want to see your city more and more. Always a pleasure to visit.

  17. Thoroughly enjoyed this walk with you. Beautiful cat, and that Cathedral like glass really dazzled my eye, William

  18. I did see the ground hogs. Canadians must be quite tolerant of the creatures.

  19. I found the first shot very striking. The Papa installation is also very nice. And who can resist a cat like that?!

  20. The Kitty is almost as mosaic as 'Papa'. ;)

  21. Love the coloured glass, and the cat is so cute!

    All the best Jan

  22. @Denise: thank you!

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Mari: I rather like them.

    @Kay: who indeed?

    @Norma: very cute!

    @Klara: indeed!

    @Jan: such a cutie pie.