I have some odds and ends today taken throughout the month. Boogie + Birdie is a shop along Elgin Street downtown that often changes its storefront windows, using some of the in-house stuffed animals for the purpose. This is what it was looking like earlier in the month.
I paid a visit to the National Gallery early in the month. On the way in I photographed the Peacekeeping Monument, which stands nearby.
Coming out afterwards, I photographed Notre Dame Basilica across the street.
This large mural hangs in an office tower downtown, depicting a beach and sky setting, but there's no information panel nearby.
Here we have an evening view over the Rideau Canal, taken from the Mackenzie King Bridge looking north and including the National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the government Conference Centre, and the Chateau Laurier. Skating opened up first on the Canal for this season just before New Year's.
Within the National Arts Centre, a new work of art has been installed on an upper landing, by a First Nations artist. Bob Dempsey crafted this wood sculpture, Clan Unity, which seems to have a lot of Pacific Coast influence to it.
One day earlier in the month we had a night where hoarfrost developed on the trees and bushes. It didn't last long- it generally starts dropping off things as the day arises- but it was pretty to see. This is Dundonald Park downtown.
And this was on a tree a few blocks away.
One cold clear day I happened to be around Parliament Hill and decided to get some shots in while Centre Block is still free of scaffolding. This view is taken from Wellington Street- I was careful to watch for traffic- taking in the main gate. This gate is generally only open when the Ceremonial Guard comes in and out for the Changing of the Guard during the summer months.
I finish off with this shot. Earlier in the month I showed you a shot of the Peace Tower from closer up, but wanted an additional shot of the structure that included a view of the upper part of the tower; as it narrows above the observation deck, that part of the tower was not visible in that shot. Here it is.