Thursday, May 24, 2018

Park Views

I started yesterday's shots with a view taken on Monday afternoon a week ago at the War Memorial. I took my company over into Major's Hill Park, where there are several tulip beds. Some of that lines up behind the statue of Colonel John By, such as the case here. 

The Chateau Laurier lingers in the background here.

Moving on, the path takes us to other tulip beds at the north end of the park, with the National Gallery of Canada and Notre Dame Basilica as backdrops.

A shift in perspective looks west. The blocks of Parliament can be glimpsed at the top of the rise in these shots.

This view from the other bed here features the American embassy in the background.

One more shot from here. I'll have another look in this park before I'm done with the Tulip Festival series, as I returned again this past weekend.

We headed back, stopping by this art installation. I have never photographed it before (at least up close), but have passed by it many times. Twist 1.5 is a large wooden spiral created in 1978 by Alex Wyse and Ken Guild, recreating the spiral motif that one often finds in nature. It is built out of British Columbia fir.


  1. Everything is in bloom and looking good.

  2. Beautiful colourful views, William !

  3. Wow! The flowers are so gorgeous! That is a unique piece of art!

  4. Que maravilha e beleza estas tulipas e gostei bastante desta ultima escultura.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  5. ...I love the 'Twist 1.5' i'll have a post of it Saturday!

  6. I love it when the tulips are in the foreground. It seems like forever since we've had tulips in Greensboro


  7. Hello, gorgeous views and beautiful tulips! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  8. Beautiful photos.

  9. @Andy: it turned out to be a good year for the tulips.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Nancy: it is indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Sandi: definitely.

    @Tom: I look forward to your views of it.

    @Marie: it does, yes.

    @Janis: we really have a lot!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Mildred: thank you.

  10. Love your pretty tulips, once again. And that is a very interesting sculpture indeed. :-)

  11. At last ... a photo without tulips again ... ;-)
    And not only that, I like that art installation called 'Twist 1.5 '.

  12. You make things more meaningful when you set the tulip beds and buildings together in a photo.

  13. Pink and yellow, orange and red....the colors are spectacular.

  14. The yellow ones are still my favorites.

  15. @DJan: thanks!

    @Jan: hah! :) Still getting tulip shots together, though I think the end is in sight. Probably through to June 7th or 8th.

    @Red: I certainly think so.

    @Sharon: they are indeed!

    @Norma: I know you like them.

  16. Chateau Laurier looks magnificent in the background second shot! Super curvy sculpture too, love the wood ✨

  17. Beautiful tulips! Green grass and blue sky complement colorful tulips so nicely :-)

  18. Wonderful colour blooms and the sky is so blue too!
    That sculpture is amazing.

    All the best Jan

  19. Love the tulips, especially the pink ones.

  20. I will never get tired of seeing tulips.

  21. My favorite photos here are the ones with Notre Dame in the background. The two spires add so much to the floral display.

  22. @Grace: thank you!

    @Tamago: they do, yes.

    @RedPat: I do too.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Jenny: there's been a rich variety of them this year.

    @Jenn: me neither, though the end is in sight. I'm getting the final posts organized.

    @Lowell: I was in Notre Dame on Monday. It's magnificent inside. I have featured the interior before, but I think it's been at least a couple of years.

  23. These look like postcards!!
    : )

  24. The tulips seems to be getting larger and more beautiful with every post. I wonderful with the Chateau in the background.

  25. More beautiful floral shots!

    Happy Times to you,
    C & Z

  26. I especially like that second shot of yours with Chateau Laurier in the background. Nice!

  27. Such beautiful park views the Chateau looks wonderful:)

  28. I love the twist, but the tulips are so lovely. Such a short season, too!

  29. i love the buildings in the background views ... so fun. awesome! ( ;

  30. Your city looks amazing with tulips everywhere.

  31. @Catarina: they do!

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Kay: so do I.

    @Rosie: thanks!

    @Jennifer: they last briefly.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Klara: it does.