Happy Easter! Again, I'll likely be quite scarce, but will start catching up after the holiday weekend.
The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for April, that theme is One Colour, as it is properly spelled. :)
You can see how others are interpreting the theme here. For my take on this theme, I decided on blue.
I begin with two images taken in 2017. Kontinuum was a multimedia show put on to mark the country's 150th anniversary year. A future LRT station downtown became the setting for this light and music show that ran for several months. I visited on several occasions, and the main part of the show took place in the station platform area, where shimmering and changing lights illuminated the space, and dazzling images flashed on transparent screens set between the two platforms. Later this year, the LRT east-west line will run through this station as part of a major expansion of the system.
Moment Factory was the production company that handled Kontinuum, and later in 2017, for a month in the fall, that same company pulled off another multimedia show to celebrate the anniversary year. Miwate was done in collaboration with the Anishinaabe First Nation. The Chaudière Falls on the Ottawa River were illuminated in a light and music show in the evenings, providing public access to these waterfalls for the first time in a century. A ten minute show would take place, with music of a First Nations character accompanying the shifting lights and colours that showed the falls in a completely different way. This photograph is taken from one of my visits.
This shot dates to December, and comes from Parliament Hill. There were certain events being held around Christmas on the Hill, including the opening of a skating rink on the front lawn. Something else that had been taking place on the weekends involved this teepee, erected with the West Block behind it, which was here for various activities with an educational emphasis. Lit up blue in the evenings, it stood out well against the Gothic architecture beyond.
The National Arts Centre is a short walk away. As part of an expansion done for the anniversary year, a large glass enclosure was added around part of the building, including a glass tower. That tower has a second purpose, its glass panes illuminated at night with images of upcoming perfomances and images of the country at large. I featured a post about it earlier in the year and held two shots back for this theme, taken both outside and inside.
My remaining shots for the theme date to February, and involve Winterlude, the big celebration of winter that happens here each year in Ottawa and Gatineau. I was in Confederation Park one evening before a concert, and the blue lighting around me lit up the snow. I'll show you that concert in the Music theme day later in the year.
Confederation Park hosts ice sculptures, both in the open air and under shelters. They're lit up at night, some with slowly changing colours, and others with a steady colour. Blue was prominent among those colours.