I took the shots in today's post in the days following the official closing of the Tulip Festival, which came to an end on Victoria Day. There were planters outside the Chateau Laurier.
This second one from this spot includes Parliament Hill in the background.
A short distance away, flowerbeds outside the Bruyere Hospital included tulips.
I took an extended walk on this particular day, heading over to the other side of the Ottawa River. Coming back, I came to this observation platform at the end of the Alexandra Bridge to photograph the river below Nepean Point. This view of planters on the platform works well in combination with the heights of the Point above. The statue of Champlain is up there.
From there I headed into the Byward Market. There is a sculpture in one of the courtyards, with tulips in planters. Dancing Bear is the title of this 1999 abstract work by the Inuit artist Pauta Saila. I photographed it from various angles.
Nearby I took in two views of tulip planters looking west, with the Peace Tower in the background. The York Steps head up out of the Market, positioned between the Connaught Building to the left and the American embassy to the right.
On another day I photographed these tulips at the University of Ottawa.
And on another day still, I found that I was too late to photograph a particular tulip bed at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe, but caught this bed of tulips nearby, alongside the Rideau Canal.
And on yet another day, I took this shot of tulips with the Supreme Court in the background.