Christmas is fast approaching, and my posts for the next few days reflect the holidays. These four shots actually date to December 2016, taken at the Canadian Museum of History over in Gatineau, with the Christmas tree overlooking the Grand Hall and its totem poles.
What follows are from this year. This is the Christmas tree in Fifth Avenue Court in the Glebe.
This large Christmas tree is in the World Exchange Plaza, an office complex downtown. A set of five narwhals and belugas hang from the ceiling around it and beyond it.
This is the Christmas tree in the Rideau Centre, accompanied by a pair of lit up reindeer, larger than life.
The mall's decorations include large sparkling ornaments hanging in many of the open areas.
The main Ottawa location of the Hudson's Bay Company is linked to the Rideau Centre, and someone there thinks these Christmas suits are, well... amusing. It seems to be a trend this year, as I've seen them or similar designs elsewhere online. I think they're even more hideous than the traditional Ugly Christmas Sweater. Wouldn't this rate as cruel and unusual punishment to wear these?
This Santa has been hanging around a house in Centretown across from Dundonald Park.
Highjinx is the name of a vintage store in the downtown core. They have a couple of shop cats inside, and one of them was sitting in the window among the Christmas decorations one morning as I passed by.