Picking up where I left off in yesterday's post, this was the view of topiaries to come, with the Ottawa shoreline visible across the river.
I took another perspective of the poppy topiary.
Then I photographed down the steps towards the main path, with a view of things to come.
This topiary pair was added for this year. Snowy Owls depicts two of the birds that are found in vast northern stretches of the country. If you look at the background of these shots, you can make out the Alexandra Bridge, as well as the Peace Tower across the river.
Part of the pathway here allowed for another view of the topiary from behind.
I moved back along the main path to this topiary, back from last year, and which you've seen above. Chief Of The Undersea World: Bill Reid's Killer Whale is the title of this topiary representing British Columbia. Reid was a Haida sculptor whose vivid sculptures are found in many places in Canada. The bronze version of Chief Of The Undersea World can be found at the Vancouver Aquarium, while the plaster version is here, at the nearby Museum of History. Reid's depiction of the killer whale includes First Nations symbology, a nod of the importance to Pacific Coast peoples of the animal's place in their culture, and its faithful interpretation as a topiary is quite a sight to see.
You live in the most beautiful city.ReplyDelete
The Owls are beautiful and the First Nation Whale is wonderful.
cheers, parsnip and badger
I was already impressed by the owls, but this First Nations whale is truly amazing.ReplyDelete
These are just amazing! How do they even do this? Look at the detail on the owls. Wow!ReplyDelete
I love the owls!ReplyDelete
...oh, how I wish that I could see these in person. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Those owls are incredible work. Love them!ReplyDelete
I loooooove the snowy owls William, they are magnificent! Was good to see the back wing shot too, beautifully created!ReplyDelete
love the owl ... is that a fish or whale? either way ...very creative too. ( :ReplyDelete
Wow, these are amazing sculptures. I love the owls. Enjoy your day and have a great new week!ReplyDelete
@Jan: I think so too.
@Sandi: it is a lot of work.
@Marleen: so do I.
@Tom: you'd enjoy it.
@Marie: I did.
@Grace: I agree.
@Beth: a whale.
Excellent stories and sculpture.ReplyDelete
These topiaries are amazing. I could look all day.ReplyDelete
The sculptures are amazing. I can't imagine all the work that goes in to creating them.ReplyDelete
Those owls are pretty incredible.ReplyDelete
Wow---the topiaries and the colors are amazingReplyDelete
Mais um belo conjunto de trabalhos florais.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Um incrível trabalho de arte floral. Fotos impressionantesReplyDelete
Wonderful garden, what beautiful sculptures.ReplyDelete
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco
cool snowy owls and final tribal creature!ReplyDelete
Wow! Love the owls ~ beautiful and creative topiaries!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores ^_^
wow! this is so amazing!ReplyDelete
@Red: it was quite something to see in person.ReplyDelete
@Janis: I enjoyed my visit.
@Bill: it's a lot of work.
@Sharon: I agree.
@MB: they are!
@Gracita: thank you!
@Maria: it's beautifully done.
@Cloudia: I agree.
@Carol: they are wonderful.
These are wonderful ones, William!ReplyDelete
I think the owls have it. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
Owls are my favorites. WOWReplyDelete
Again, this would be pretty scary in the dark. :-)ReplyDelete
I love those owls. The latest Smithsonian magazine has an article about snowies along with some beautiful shots of them.ReplyDelete
Just amazing. It's hard to find words. Thank you for showing them!ReplyDelete
Wow! Very impressive!ReplyDelete
Those owls are incredible! I’m also blown away by all the amazing events in your City! It’s really a happening place and it’s wonderful that you get to all of these events. Thank you for sharing them.ReplyDelete
I agree with Sallie. The owls are my favourite today.ReplyDelete
This just gets better and better.ReplyDelete
I've never been privileged to see work such as this, your photographs show them very well indeed.
The owls are incredibly beautiful, as are the other pieces too.
All the best Jan
@RedPat: they certainly are.ReplyDelete
@Mari: they're good!
@Happyone: I knew people would go for the owls.
@Kay: I'll have to look for that magazine.
@Jennifer: you're welcome.
@Denise: very much so!
@Sallie: you're welcome.
@Klara: they're good!
@Jan: it's a pleasure to do so.