Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lansdowne Park And The Canal

I went down to Lansdowne Park down in the Glebe on the last Sunday morning of the Tulip Festival to stop by the farmers market. Tulip sculptures were present.

In the case of this pair, they have the Aberdeen Pavilion in the background.

I decided to head back downtown via the paths of the Rideau Canal and check out some of the tulip beds along the parkway. This one, which features a sculpture that was put up at the time of the Calgary Winter Olympics, is near the entrance to Lansdowne Park. The Canal can be seen beyond the parkway.

Looking at it from the other side gives a view of the Aberdeen Pavilion again.

A nearby tulip bed and trees in blossom made a good shot.

Then I carried on, following the Canal along the bike paths as it wound its way downtown. Tulip beds could be found along the way.

Leaving the Canal, I backtracked a bit to the Canadian Museum of Nature, which always has a couple of tulip beds near its main entrance during the festival. I will be back into this series, as I have several more tulip posts yet to come, but tomorrow is the theme day, so that's interrupting this for the moment.


  1. I always look forward to your tulip photos, and those sculptures are great.

  2. Very pleasing! Love that first sculpture.

  3. The tulip sculptures are beautiful !!

  4. Beautiful, so many flowers lifts the spirits

  5. I love those tulip sculptures, especially the first one:)

  6. ...the Canadian Museum of Nature building makes a wonderful backdrop for the tulip beds. Ottawa has some lovely architecture.

  7. Those tulip sculptures are amazing.


  8. I like the sculptures, but the originals are even better.

  9. Love the tulip sculptures aalmost as much as tulips.

  10. so happy. love them full and gorgeous. i bet they are super pretty on a slight windy day. enjoying the breeze. awesome. ( ;

  11. Hello, the tulips and tulip sculptures are beautiful. Lovely photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  12. @Denise: thank you!

    @Linda: so do I.

    @Gattina: that they are.

    @Maywyn: they do indeed.

    @Rosie: I do as well.

    @Tom: it's a splendid museum.

    @Janis: yes they are.

    @Karl: that's true.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Beth: my post from yesterday had them on a windy day.

    @Eileen: thank you.

  13. It is so relaxing and pleasant to look at these pictures.
    Thanks, William.
    : )

  14. I do like your shot of the blooming trees and the tulips in front. That said, they are all pleasant to look at. :-)

  15. Such a beautiful sight to enjoy! Love the colourful tulips!

  16. I love those tulips under the flowering tree.

  17. The tulip sculptures are tacky but I like them anyway.

  18. Tulip mania has taken over again up north. :-)

  19. I do love the tulips William, I enjoy your backdrops very much also ✨

  20. @Catarina: and I enjoy showing them.

    @DJan: I'll be sorry to have to end the series, I know people love seeing the tulips.

    @Nancy: I do too.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Red: I like them.

    @Revrunner: we had a good festival this year.

    @Grace: thank you!

  21. Beautiful Tulips, and I like the sculptures, too!
    Thanks for your visit and comments on my blog

  22. The farmers market had wonderful tulip sculptures.

  23. Ah, when I think of you now, I always think of tulips. Love the sculptures.

  24. Absolutely beautiful! What a treat for the eyes. Those sculptures are very unique.

  25. The flowers are almost overwhelming since there are so many of them!

  26. Beautiful! I bought tulips for my nana last month but have yet to see them in bloom in the normal areas..any day now!!

  27. @Lea: when Tom and his wife were up here for a visit a few days ago, we chatted about photobloggers we follow, and he mentioned your name. I thought I'd have a look at your blog, and now I've got you on follow.

    @Marleen: there's quite a variety in these sculptures.

    @Pat: it's quite a thing, having these tulips every year.

    @Mildred: I thoroughly enjoy getting to see them.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @RedPat: that's true!

    @Jenn: hopefully soon for you!

  28. Looks like a really beautiful park. I like those tulip sculptures!

  29. I have really enjoyed your tulip series.

  30. Ice skating and hockey, so Canadian! :) But I also think of beer when I think of Canada.

  31. The trees and tulips so compliment each other.

  32. I like your closer shot of the pinks, reds, and whites. I think these are called doubles. Lovely!

  33. Ottawa in the spring is a sight to behold - or many sights to behold. I still like those painted tulips in the midst of the real ones.

  34. Very creative tulip sculptures and lovely photos of all ~

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

  35. Neer known. I love to see all photos. Super

  36. It must smell like heaven up there!

  37. I love the tulip sculptures.

    All the best Jan

  38. I enjoy your photos more and more.

  39. I really do love those sculpted tulips. They're so unique and individual and really set things off.

    I've been traveling and behind with posts but thanks for stopping by and visiting while I was gone!

  40. @Spare Parts: thanks!

    @Michelle: I enjoy showing it.

    @Sandi: those can be stereotypes.

    @Mari: they do indeed.

    @Kay: I think so too.

    @Lowell: I go for both.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Aritha: thank you!

    @Jan: that they are.

    @Norma: it does.

    @Jan: I do too.

    @Klara: thanks!

    @Jeanie: thank you.