Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fall Beauty

These first shots date from the final day in October that MosaiCanada was on. I went over to Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau that day to take in the event on what was an overcast day, and took a good many shots, some of which featured fall colours among the topiary sculptures. This first one features the giant version of Glenn Gould's piano.

These three shots, from the First Nations section of the exhibition, had fall colours shining too.

Heading back for Ottawa, I paused at the Museum of History for these fall colours.

Heading onto the Alexandra Bridge, I looked back at the fall colours on the lawn before the museum. It's the curatorial wing of the museum that features in the background here.

Back on the Ottawa side of the river, fall colours were even clinging to the cliff at Nepean Point.

As was the case looking out at the river, with these plants turning into shades of red and orange.

I then headed up into Major's Hill Park.

This view looks below to where the Bytown Museum stands by the Rideau Canal. These plants in the foreground were shifting into autumn colours.

As was the case in this view of Parliament Hill.

This red tree really stood out against the Chateau Laurier.

I finish with a view of the Canal, the museum, and Parliament Hill. 


  1. What a gorgeous wander you took. Some beautiful sights in today's post.

  2. So lovely shots. I really like these park arts - and your autumn fall.

  3. Beautiful photos with autumn colours. My favourite is the view of Parliment Hill.

  4. that's a 'grand' piano!

  5. Hello, I love the piano! That is cool. Beautiful sculptures and fall colors. Happy weekend to you!

  6. @Kay: thank you.

    @Orvokki: we had a good fall.

    @Nancy: it's a good one.

    @Bergson: it is.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Tom: quite grand!

    @Eileen: thank you.

  7. Great tour of Ottawa using fall colors as a theme.

  8. I was going to say it would take a pretty big person to play that piano! I like the photos with Parliament Hill, especially the last one with the canal and museum. Fun times; thanks for taking us on your walk!

  9. Seeing that path in the park makes me want to go for a walk.

  10. Thanks William; I needed a good companionable walk like that!

  11. Wow! That really is a whopping grand piano. :-)

  12. Lovely series of Autumn photos ~ wonderful greenery sculptures !

    Happy Weekend,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Love the first photo of that immense piano.

  14. @Red: I got a lot of walking in that day.

    @Lowell: you're welcome!

    @Sharon: me too.

    @Cloudia: a pleasure to show you!

    @Revrunner: a lot bigger than the usual!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Catalyst: so do I.

  15. I am amazed by that gigantic piano. It's so huge!

  16. You got some fine fall pics! I'm looking forward to your pics of the famous rink when it gets installed and running!

  17. Wow the Fall colors were bursting with reds and yellows. I like the shot of Parliament Hill

  18. So many great fall scenes around your fine capital city!

  19. What a lovely display for all to enjoy!


  20. @Marleen: it is!

    @RedPat: I will have to get to it. I'm waiting until it's done, but since I don't skate anyway, I'll be taking shots from the exterior looking in.

    @MB: it took quite awhile for our fall colours to show themselves.

    @Christine: thanks!

    @Janis: definitely lovely.

  21. Great views with some wonderful autumn colours. Well done William!

  22. You've had quite a colourful fall, I think.

  23. at 1st look i thought her hand was a fork ... 2 funny. have a great weekend. ( :

  24. We are finally getting some color down here.

  25. You have an eye for the unusual.

  26. I enjoyed the walk with you William, gosh Chateau Laurier looks wonderful from that perspective!

  27. I like autumn, when it appears in full beauty.

  28. Goodness that piano is wonderful!
    I did enjoy my walk, through your photographs, many thanks.

    All the best Jan

  29. I could have sworn I'd already commented in this one....

  30. @Bill: thank you!

    @Jan: we do get good ones.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Janey: it takes longer there.

    @Linda: I think I do!

    @Grace: it does!

    @Klara: so do I.

    @Jan: you're welcome!

    @Norma: alas, no.