Monday, April 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Yellow

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.


  1. You found wonderful splashes of yellow for today's theme. That yellow chair is great.

  2. You found a good assortment of yellow.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  4. Yellow, the color of jealousy ... :))
    Sometimes I'm even jealous of your beautiful photos!
    I wish you a great week!

  5. I always associate yellow with Spring with the swathes of daffodils and the forsythia in full bloom. Consequently I enjoyed this post full of that joyous colour.

  6. The yellow seat certainly brightens up the snowy scene.

  7. Super yellow. Mine is a little more subtle!


  8. now that is a cool yellow. way awesome. love it!! have a great week!! ( ;

  9. ...great yellow collection on this April Fools Day!

  10. I'm not sure it was all mellow, but it was all yellow.

  11. Hello, happy April! Great images for the theme. I like that big yellow chair. The helicopter is awesome. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead!

  12. Well done, William, you've presented a nice collection of yellows.

  13. Belos olhares no tom amarelo em fotos belíssimas
    Um abraço

  14. Nice yellow theme. I like the oversized chair. :-)

  15. I like the theme. Yellow is a cheerful color.

  16. Excellent choices (well documented too) in yellow! Have a great week!

  17. The old exhibition hall must be full of good memories about farming.

  18. Nice photos, the yellow helicopter stands out with the richest yellow hue.

  19. Lots of wonderful, cheerful yellow but that opening Adirondack chair wins my heart!

  20. @Kay: thanks!

    @Sharon: this one was relatively easy. I'm wary of the Orange theme later in the year.

    @Iris: quite so!

    @Joan: so do I.

    @Ella: thank you.

    @Fun60: thanks!

    @Italiafinlandia: I thought so!

    @Rosemary: it certainly does.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Janis: I'll look for it.

    @Marianne: thanks!

  21. @Beth: thank you.

    @Tom: I had no shortage of yellow.

    @Anvilcloud: very yellow!

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @DJan: I do as well.

    @Janey: quite a colour.

    @Barbara: thanks!

    @Red: it's quite a building.

    @Maywyn: it really does.

    @Jeanie: it's quite a chair.

  22. Great photos for the theme!
    Have a wonderful week!

  23. A fine selection of yellow images for the theme William, the Aberdeen Pavilion is fabulous ✨

  24. Great shots for the theme! I love that chair.

  25. Beautiful and creative 'yellow' photos!

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

  26. You got some great choices for the theme, William. I love the helicopter.

  27. All are great great for the theme!

  28. You found some good subjects for the theme.

  29. @Lea: thank you!

    @Grace: it's quite a building.

    @Marie: I enjoyed this theme.

    @Lois: I'm a sucker for a Muskoka chair, but this one is too big to fit on a porch!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Peter: thank you.

    @Bill: it's quite a formidable aircraft.

    @RedPat: I certainly did think so.

    @Jenny: this one came fairly easy for me.

    @MB: so do I.

  30. I always get a kick out of those big chairs. We have one in town in front of Annie's Kitchen, a little restaurant in town. People are always stopping to take picture of it.

  31. Each photo better than the last!

  32. Wonderful wonderful wonderful post. I want the big yellow chair !

    cheers, parsnip

  33. Yellow is a cheerful color! Uh, did I see a flying cow?

  34. The bench looks very inviting for a little rest !

  35. Wow - lots of yellow in your neck of the woods! I do love the sunny yellow chair in the snow!

  36. @Happyone: you find them in the odd place here. I remember a town in our cottage country area called Gravenhurst, which has one.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Catarina: thank you!

    @Linda: almost flying!

    @Gattina: well, it's quite a high one to sit on!

    @Susie: yes, this was a theme I had no problem with. I'll have to be keeping an eye out for other themes later in the year. The Orange one and Rainbow one might be problematic!

  37. What a coincidence, yellow!
    I usually put ribbons on my fence, this month it should be yellow, but I had to throw them out this year. I must go shopping.

  38. What a great selection of yellow here … perfect for the theme.

    All the best Jan

  39. The Cattle Castle...we have a building nearby called the Cow Palace. I am not sure which sounds better lol!

  40. Nice findings. Picture with the yellow chair is my favourite.