I went out for a walk on New Year's Day, a cold day here in Ottawa, and took some photographs, my first of 2018. Coming through Major's Hill Park, I turned west to Parliament Hill as it looms over the Ottawa River.
I looked north towards Gatineau on the far shore of the river.
Turning around from here looking east brought a view of the American embassy on the far side of the park. Someone had made a snowman closer to the path.
Looking to the south took in Connaught Building on the left and the Chateau Laurier on the right.
And back to the north again was a view of the National Gallery of Canada, which I started walking towards. I will be taking you back inside next week to have another look at art for a few days.
Notre Dame Basilica is across from the Gallery. I took this shot from outside the Gallery's main entrance, then crossed Sussex Drive to the church steps to take another shot of the Gallery itself.