As I close the year out with sunsets, so too do I begin the year's first fresh post with dawn shots. This morning view was taken back in October just as the sun was rising over the Centretown area.
This one I captured one morning in mid November, also in Centretown.
This dawn day was in late November.
And this was done in early December.
This dates from late December. I was walking down Bank Street early one morning and noticed Somerset House as I approached. I have featured this building in the past. Once a lovely 19th century inn and tavern, it has for several years now been in a state of disrepair and neglect after a renovation accident collapsed part of its interior. Weeks persisted in which this intersection was shut down to traffic. The owner-developer has spent years making excuses, maintaining long periods of silence, and whining and complaining while the building continues to decay. I still think every citizen in the city should be given the right to punch the bastard in the face. Twice. Four times for good measure.
Still, the outline of the building makes for a good shot against the pre-dawn light.
This pre-dawn view looks out over Dundonald Park downtown.
I finish with a pair from late December, when I stopped on the Mackenzie King Bridge one morning over the Rideau Canal, first photographing to the south where the dawn light was breaking through the cloud deck. Then I crossed the street, photographing the familiar landmarks of the National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, Government Conference Centre, and Chateau Laurier in the morning light.