Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Walk

I have now switched out my header image for something more spring like, a bed of tulips taken last May at Dow's Lake.

On the last Sunday of Winterlude, I had a bit of extra time on my hands and decided to take a walk. I started from Confederation Park, with this view of the Aboriginal Veterans Monument in sunlight.

My destination was the Portage Bridge over the Ottawa River, where I wanted to take a shot of the river for a post I'll show at month's end. Here where the bridge begins, I took a photograph of the Richmond Landing area, which descends towards the river.

Coming back from my purpose here, I crossed the bridge and paused at this channel of the river, separating Victoria Island, to the right, from the shoreline proper. The old mill you see here has long since been repurposed as a restaurant. Its present incarnation, after the previous establishment went out of business, is the Mill Street Brew Pub.

I then headed back downtown, passing the Supreme Court.

The Court has a neighbour on the west side, the main headquarters of Library And Archives Canada. This sculptural bench stands outside its main entrance. There was an exhibit going on inside, which I'll start to show you tomorrow.


  1. An impressive Supreme Court building, and I do like that sculpture. It appears the boy is taking more than she's ready to give and he's likely to get a bloody nose very soon! :)

  2. I love the old mill building.

  3. The scenes look so big and expansive in your city.


  4. Great finds from your walk. I like the Supreme court building and the sculptures.

  5. @Lowell: that's how I'd interpret it.

    @Mildred: it's nice to see it used. It stood unoccupied for some years after the previous restaurant closed up.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Tom: it is indeed.

    @Janis: it's a big city, at least geographically speaking.

    @Nancy: the Supreme Court is a masterpiece.

  6. Nice to see familiar sights in the Ottawa sun, William.

  7. looks pretty quiet around there. love the couple statue on the bench. ( ;

  8. Hello, lovely views. I like the monument and the cute bench statue. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  9. When you go on one of your walks you always find some interesting views.

  10. It looks like it was a great day for a walk. Wonderful blue sky!

  11. You have much impressive architecture in Ottawa Wiliam. Such a gorgeous crisp day for a walk. Super new header shot!

  12. OH! Look at your header, William!! And the light on your walk! So nice

  13. @Marie: it is!

    @Beth: I enjoy seeing that sculpture too.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Red: it helps knowing the area, too!

    @Sharon: it was a pleasant day for a walk.

    @Grace: I figured it was time to switch out headers, but it'll be weeks before our tulips are up and about.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

  14. I love your new banner, William, and look forward to seeing those flowers in season! Meanwhile, your other shots show a welcome blue sky and lovely sites.

  15. Aboriginal Veterans Monument looks dynamic and beautiful!
    I love your header. Feels like warm spring...even though it's still so cold :-)

  16. Lovely walk and beautiful new header photo ~ great buildings and love the sculpture on the bench ~ great shots!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. That is a great location for Mill St Brewery! It looks like a fine building!

  18. Super new header for Spring! Great photos!

  19. @Jeanie: I've already set a couple of weeks worth of posts in my scheduled posts for the tulip festival. Of course right now they're completely blank.

    @Tamago: it was time for the change.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @RedPat: it's a very distinctive structure, and the business seems to have a good reputation. The restaurant that was there before it did not have that good reputation.

    @Christine: thank you!

  20. A nivce walk with some beautiful and friendly snow landscapes.

  21. Love your new header photograph, the tulips look so good.

    I do like the sculpture in your last photograph.

    All the best Jan

  22. Love the new header and the sculptures.

  23. @Bill: that it is.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Whisk: tulips were essential for a spring header.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks!

  24. So many beautiful buildings in one area!

    The bench kids are funny. I wonder what's going on there. Does it symbolize something?

    I love the new tulip header!

  25. Oh, I feel better already. And see - just by changing your banner picture you got the sun to shine on all your other photos! Happy Spring, William!

  26. Ahhh. The banner didn't come up on my phone but I'm home again and can check it out on my desktop. Such nice wintry photos though. Enjoy what's left of your snow if You've got any.

  27. Your header is lovely and hopeful.

  28. I especially love the monument!

  29. Interesting post. That final sculpture looks rather odd.

  30. @Sandi: I have to photograph the bench sculpture again.

    @Catalyst: thank you.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Jennifer: I like to switch it out by the season.

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Linda: it does.

    @Klara: thanks!