As mentioned in yesterday's post, I headed over to New Edinburgh on Thanksgiving earlier in the month. Coming into the neighbourhood, I photographed some of the fall colours before heading over to Rideau Hall nearby. I'll be showing my visit there tomorrow. What is today a neighbourhood was founded as a village by stonemason and businessman Thomas McKay, who bought land on the east shore of the Rideau River where it meets the Ottawa River in 1829. He named the settlement after Edinburgh in his native Scotland, and prospered here. Today a mix of lovely homes, churches, parks, and embassies are nestled around Rideau Hall. The colours here are particularly lovely in the fall.
This view looks down the roadway alongside Rideau Hall's grounds towards some fall colours.
After I left Rideau Hall, I took this shot looking down Sussex. I proceeded on towards the spot in the shot that follows, a few metres down the road.
Here we have a view of the Embassy of France beyond the fall colours. Canada geese were on the grass in the foreground, likely taking a break on the migration from points further north.
The embassy borders the parkland that surrounds the Rideau River in its last stretch. The Rideau splits into two branches at Green Island, and both branches spill into the Ottawa River as the Rideau Falls. This is the east branch, taken from the viewing platform with fall colours present and accounted for.
I photographed across towards Gatineau. Leamy Lake Park is the heavily wooded area along the shore, and the rise of the Gatineau Hills can be seen in the background. I'll be showing you a fall tour taken on another day up that way soon.
Here we see the east falls from a viewing area on Green Island.
The park features a number of monuments, most of them military in nature. This glimpse towards two of them features an artillery monument and a statue of the First World War soldier and poet John McCrae. I'll have a post with more shots of them at Remembrance Day.
Here we have a view of the west branch of the Rideau Falls. Both branches are regulated by dams, so the water flow varies.