The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. For April, that theme is Yellow, and you can see how others are interpreting the theme right here.
My first takes were from February and Winterlude, the annual celebration of winter in the national capital region. Over on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River, Jacques Cartier Park is turned into a winter playground. Yet there was colour to be found, such as this oversized Muskoka chair.
Nearby is playground equipment, and the yellow of this tunnel fit the theme.
Here in Ottawa, an area around the Byward Market and beyond is designated the Arts, Fashion, and Theatre District, thanks to some of each present in the area. Utility boxes here have colourful, dazzling fashion designs on them. This one, with yellow accents, is among their number.
Down at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe, the Aberdeen Pavilion stands. This exhibition hall is nicknamed the Cattle Castle, which refers to its time as quarters for the old Central Canadian Exhibition agricultural shows. It dates to 1898, and is the last surviving Canadian example of the Victorian exhibition hall style. This first take, from the south side, shows the cream walls of the building bathed in morning sunlight.
These shots, taken some days later, were in afternoon light. Here we have the west side.
The Cattle Castle nickname can be seen in the odd sculpture atop that pole.
Here we see the southwest corner.
And this is the view on the east side. The building is extensively used for events, including a farmers market each week.
I finish with two shots from the Canada Aviation And Space Museum. I am in the midst of doing a series on the national museum, which I'll be continuing with tomorrow. One of the artifacts in this place is this Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador helicopter. The Canadian military has used these for search and rescue. This one was presented to the Museum in 2004 by the Canadian Forces.