A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for January 1st is Photo Of The Year. I will actually be doing two posts for that, one for each side of the Ottawa River, on January 1st and 2nd.
Today I have something that some of you might remember from this post back in January. At this time last year this was standing in Confederation Park. This year this large box-like structure stands across from Parliament Hill, outside the main visitor's centre.
Inside is an art installation called Territories, by Olivier Roberge in collaboration with Vincent Roy and Mathieu Fecteau. Three sets of miniature landscapes contained within capture winter's beauty in Canada- while billboards mounted on those rugged landscapes feature tropical settings. The difference reflects our need to escape winter. Well, most of us anyway- if you ask me, winter is a perfectly good season, and who the hell would want to go to a beach? But I'm silly that way.
The amount of detail on these is incredible. This is the first one.
Here we have the second one.
This one's my favourite, featuring a steep mountain environment.
A close up shows a line of climbers at the left- the one that's most obvious in view is standing in the snow at mid-pic, with his fellow climbers below him. Looking diagonally up to the right from him across the couloir and on higher ground you'll see a horizontal line of brown. It's something that he hasn't noticed but which has noticed him- a mountain lion. There's a second one hidden by the shadows in this shot.
Here we have a look from the outside at night; the exterior is covered with small holes, lit from within, evoking a starry night.