I have for over a year now occasionally chronicled a particular spot over time. The Portage Bridge crosses the Ottawa River among a series of islands, and connects Ottawa and Gatineau upstream from Parliament Hill. The last time I did this was for the October theme day on Change. Since then I have come back to this spot, where the provincial boundary passes through the river, and photographed the downstream view from the bridge. The Alexandra Bridge, the National Gallery, Nepean Point, Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, and Victoria Island are among the landmarks that can be seen in this view. Since last time, I returned generally every other week at some point. I start with this view of the river taken in early October.
This shot was in the second half of October, on another gloomy day.
When I was heading towards the War Museum on Remembrance Day in November, I stopped by here for another shot.
By contrast, this was the view late in November. We had a foggy day- this was the same day I paid a visit to Parliament Hill for the tour of Centre Block and found the views from the observation deck completely obscured. The same applied when I got here afterwards.
I came back in the first half of December one day.
On December 23rd, following a visit to the Hill, I came down here again. It was one of those rare December days when we had sunshine through the day.
I returned on another clear day in mid-January. The ice had significantly built up along the river, though in fact because of the fast flow coming down from the Chaudiere Falls, the river around the islands does not freeze over in winter.
This is how it looked on a day late in January.
In mid-February, I returned to this view.
And I finish with this late February look at the river. I will be doing much the same for a post that'll likely turn up in October.