I have some odds and ends today. This is a work of art called Myths And Evidence, installed this year in Gatineau by artist Mathieu Valade. A full sized unicorn is encased in a translucent glass box. The art is in the trick of the glass itself, which conceals the unicorn the closer you get, and gives you a better view the further away you are. It's a mix of being simultaneously identifiable but obscured.
Down the street stands Gatineau's City Hall.
One evening in October I was passing through Lansdowne Park. There was a football game going on at the stadium, and I came across two wood carvers in the process of carving sculptures. One appeared to be Joseph Montferrand, while the other was the logo of the Ottawa Redblacks (yes, it's a stupid name for a team). The Aberdeen Pavilion was their backdrop.
These two signs were to be found in the Glebe.
This is a view of the main span of the Chaudiere Bridge, taken at the entrance to Miwate, which I showed you earlier in the month, and will have another couple of posts on in December. The Gatineau skyline is in the background. The bridge crosses a part of the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Gatineau; this is quite different from other nearby bridges. At this spot, the river passes among a series of islands, so the bridges spanning it on this road are a good deal smaller than the Portage, Alexandra, or Macdonald-Cartier Bridges downstream.
Here we have a view of the Chinatown Arch at night.
Also a night shot, back in the Glebe in October. I was passing by Lansdowne Park one evening and noticed that there were football players on the field. This might have been a practice, either for the Redblacks or the University of Ottawa's team. There were people in the stands watching, but not enough for there to have actually been a game going on.
This shot I took one evening at the National Arts Centre, where a jazz band was playing after a classical concert in one of the performance spaces.