A reminder to those readers in the area that Buskerfest starts today down at the Sparks Street pedestrian mall, and will be running through until Monday, which is also Colonel By Day here, so there will be things going on around the Bytown Museum.
Today I have some sunset shots; another one will follow likely around month's end with more recent takes. I took this first shot in late April, from the Bank Street Bridge looking west after the sun had gone down. Twilight is still reflected in the Rideau Canal and a nearby pond that is linked to it.
A few days later I came up onto Parliament Hill to catch the last light of day. This first shot looks north towards Gatineau and the Gatineau Hills across the Ottawa River.
This shot is taken a few minutes later, over at the Summer Pavilion, looking west along the river towards the Portage Bridge and the islands around it.
And this one, the final of my shots of that evening, features the statue of Alexander Mackenzie, our second Prime Minister, silhouetted against the sky.
My last shots are all from the same evening in early May. I was visiting the Canadian Museum of History over on the Gatineau side of the river. Late in my visit, the sun had broken through the cloud deck on what had been a rainy day, illuminating the landmarks over on the Ottawa side of the river.
Coming back from the river pathway, the museum's architecture stood out well against the last light of day.
I headed back to Ottawa via the Alexandra Bridge. There was still light off in the north, through the breaks in the clouds.
I took this shot from Major's Hill Park on the Ottawa shore, focusing on Nepean Point, which I had passed by as the bridge met the shore. I decided there was still enough light left to go on over.
The statue of Champlain tops Nepean Point, and I wasn't the only one who was up here taking in the last light of day over Ottawa and Gatineau.