Friday, March 15, 2019

The New Bridge

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for April is Yellow. And last evening I switched out my header image for something of a spring sensibility, though it'll be May before we see tulips here. The shot was taken last spring in Major's Hill Park.

I introduced you to the Flora Bridge during my Winterlude series. This is a new pedestrian bridge scheduled to open later in the year. It spans the Rideau Canal between the Glebe and Old Ottawa East. It is named in honour of the late Flora MacDonald, a politician and humanitarian who served as a cabinet minister in the Clark and Mulroney governments, and who lived in the area for many years. I took these shots last August one day when I was in the area and the bridge was under major construction.

A few days later I was over at the opposite side and took the opportunity to photograph the bridge from here.

By contrast, these shots from February were taken during my walk along the Canal with skaters. The bridge spans the Canal quite gracefully. I'm looking forward to walking across when it opens later in the year.


  1. William - I like the new header - getting more and more in the Spring mood every day!

  2. Neat bridge. I'll have to be on the lookout for yellow things.

  3. :-) Seeing your new header I really said out loud, "awwww!".
    It´s beautiful!
    Bridges always remind me of the two semesters statics when at uni. Always on Fridays after lunch when I was on the road in my mind anyways (I passed, though)...

  4. I am waiting for the beautiful flowers in your blog header. That is a beautiful bridge.

  5. Yes! The new header is beautiful ... is Spring! :))
    What can I say ... the shots are beautiful! :)

  6. Blogue com um novo visual muito primaveril, gostei bastante e aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  7. It was such a pleasure to see that burst of colour in your new header.

  8. Those tulips in the first photo are quite something - a taste of what Spring holds in store. The only Flora Macdonald I'd heard of before was the Scottish Jacobite heroine - quite a name to have to live up to.

  9. You had me hooked with the word pedestrian.


  10. ...your header is like a breath of a spring!

  11. Nice new header, William!
    The bridge has a nice sleek and modern design.

  12. hey, William ... love it when u change ur header ... get rid of that winter ... and say hey, spring!! i am so ready. way cool. i love the details of this bridge ... those triangles. way creative! ( :

  13. Skating looks like fun. I have never been able to master that sport! Pretty header. Looking forward to your tulip shots.

  14. @Angie: spring shall come.

    @Linda: I have photographed some already.

    @Iris: it was time for a switch.

    @Lady Fi: thank you.

    @Nancy: they will come.

    @Ella: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @David: thanks!

    @John: this Flora was a Red Tory in the best sense.

    @Janis: I will enjoy crossing it.

    @Tom: thank you.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Beth: definitely.

    @Janey: I look forward to showing them.

  15. Loved seeing the tulips but will miss the snow when it ends. The bridge is an attractive piece of construction William, imagine it will get well used ✨

  16. Your tulips so soon after all the ice sculptures are quite the contrast. :-)

  17. Yes a very elegant bridge. I like your new header, I'm hoping to see the tulips this year.

  18. Nice modern bridge.
    Love the new header William, a sign of Spring for sure.

  19. It's a nice looking bridge. The view from there will be great for sure!

  20. It's nice that they named the bridge after her!

  21. A beautiful bridge and a beautiful new header. I love all the colour, very pretty to the eyes.

  22. @Grace: I expect it will.

    @DJan: and yet they're still weeks away from showing. We've still got a lot of snow on the ground.

    @Shammickite: you'd enjoy them!

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Sami: spring shall come.

    @Tamago: I'm looking forward to being on it.

    @Marie: it is. She was a fine choice for the name.

    @Red: I certainly agree.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Revrunner: a nudge above freezing here.

  23. I had no idea! IT's a good thing you are keeping up on this stuff!

  24. The first several shots show clunky squared off supports, and blue fencing, then the lovely "v" supports still have the blue fence, then finally there is silver/white with the "v" supports. It is already bridge with different faces! Thanks for tulips for our imagination!

  25. Wonderful header photo for Spring! Lovely new bridge too!

    Happy moments to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. Nice bridge, I'd like to take a walk over it.

  27. It looks very graceful and pretty. I like it. The world needs more bridges for pedestrians.

  28. It's a very elegant bridge and I like the last photo with skaters beneath it:)

  29. Like the bridge and a fabulous new header.

    All the best Jan

  30. It's an attractive bridge, William. And I love the tulips!

  31. You jumped into the spring with your new header.

  32. @Jennifer: I don't think the bridge construction caught a lot of media attention.

    @Barbara: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Happyone: I have yet to do so.

    @Kay: I agree.

  33. @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Rosie: I do too.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Jeanie: thanks!

    @Klara: yes I did.