Early in the month I posted about a walk I made down along the Rideau Canal's Ottawa Locks on the last Sunday in March. From there I headed through Major's Hill Park to come up to Nepean Point, a fine outlook behind the National Gallery of Canada, topped with a statue of Samuel de Champlain. I took some shots, intending to come back for comparative shots after a few weeks.
Here we start with a view east of the Ottawa River as it passes beneath the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge. Open water and ice characterized how the river was at that point.
This view north takes in the Alexandra Bridge and the Museum of History, with the heart of Gatineau beyond it. The Gatineau Hills rise in the background.
Looking west shows the river's mix of ice and open water between the two cities.
Another shift in view takes in Parliament Hill, backlit in sunlight.
And still another shift in view looks towards the Gallery, Major's Hill Park, and the distant Chateau Laurier, looming over the Canal. The ampitheatre here on Nepean Point is soon to be reconfigured.
These are more recent shots, taken on the same afternoon as yesterday's latter posts, offering similar perspectives to the above shots.