Richmond Landing is a park setting upstream from Parliament Hill along the Ottawa River. It's a place of some history, including a time when this spot was quite industrial, and a location for a monument that has been here several years, dedicated to the Royal Canadian Navy. On the same day in October as yesterday's post, I descended down to the river's edge. In this first shot, the Supreme Court and the National Gallery can be spotted in the background.
The grounds also include this yard arm and a long wall with the names of Canadian Navy ships from the earliest days of its formal founding. The headquarters for Library and Archives Canada looms on the bluff above.
The monument itself is abstract in its tone, with navy campaigns inscribed on its surface.
The view here, with both Ottawa and Gatineau along the shores, with Parliament Hill just downstream, is spectacular. The Rideau Trail starts close by, offering hikers a path heading over 300 kilometres to Kingston. Richmond Landing actually pre-dates the founding of Ottawa. Veterans of the War Of 1812 and other settlers landed at this spot in the aftermath of that war and traveled inland, founding the town of Richmond several years before Colonel By started on his Rideau Canal. Richmond today has been amalgamated into Ottawa, though it remains surrounded by countryside.
Down at the edge of the water, several inukshuk were arranged.
A look to the left takes in Victoria Island, which juts out into the river here. The old mill you can see is the one I showed you the other day, occupying part of the east end of the island.
Some truly glorious views, William. What a great area to explore!ReplyDelete
That gold ball is so teetering on the edge of that wall.ReplyDelete
Gostei desta reportagem fotográfica.ReplyDelete
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You have really wonderful monuments in Ottawa William. Love your images today, the light is incroyable!ReplyDelete
...William, you sure have some wonderful memorials!ReplyDelete
Nice of a wonderful place. I particularly like the photos you have made on the bank of the riverReplyDelete
@Kay: it is indeed.ReplyDelete
@Janis: it does look that way.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Tom: we have no shortage of them
Hello, lovely views. The memorials are beautiful. I would like to walk on the trail. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
We are lucky to see this area through your eyes, William. ThanksReplyDelete
These are lovely views of the area!ReplyDelete
That abstract monument is very eye catching.ReplyDelete
a beautiful area that has been enhanced with meaningful monuments.ReplyDelete
The monument is beautiful! Love the view of Victorial Island.ReplyDelete
Love the monument but really love your last pic of the mill, William!ReplyDelete
@Eileen: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: you're welcome.
@Sharon: I think so.
@Red: it has indeed. It's quite different from what it was. I've seen period photos with that spot quite seriously industrial.
@Tamago: so did I.
@RedPat: I may keep that last one in mind for a fall header in 2018, or one of the river in full.
The river views are beautiful, William.ReplyDelete
Beautiful river views, very nice indeed!ReplyDelete
You live in a very beautiful country and take photos that are wonderfully composed and shows the highlights well ~ReplyDelete
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A couple of those shots are breath taking.ReplyDelete
You've taken some glorious views here.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
That is very striking!ReplyDelete
I love the river view!ReplyDelete
So many beautiful monuments...and it is a wonderful view.ReplyDelete
@Marleen: they are!ReplyDelete
@Bill: I think so!
@Mari: thank you.
@Jennifer: it is.
@Nancy: so do I.
@Norma: I agree.