Friday, June 7, 2019

Tulips Among Landmarks

The north end of Major's Hill Park includes flowerbeds, down a slope from the rest of the park. It also includes landmarks beyond, such as the National Gallery of Canada.


As well as Notre Dame Basilica.


I took to photographing the bed over to the west first.


This view puts things into perspective, with Parliament Hill off in the background.


I headed over towards the other beds. The U.S. embassy forms the backdrop beyond the park. We'll pick up here again tomorrow.

43 comments:

  1. William - as much as I enjoy the close-up shots, I reveled in the wide view shots - as you say, it gives a different perspective on the size of the beds and how well they have been integrated into the cityscape. Lovely from any angle!

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  2. The flowering trees brighten up the already bright landscape. Great photos

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  3. So colorful! And with fine architecture too.

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  4. You must be happy ... your "Notre Dame" is still standing!
    The pink tulips are so special!

    P.S. I await with interest the second round of your "colorful talk" ... Mwahahahaha!!! LOL

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  5. Wow, the National Gallery of Canada looks futuristic!
    Refering to Ella: I had such an idiot, too, yesterday. Even at previous posts he put his spam on. What do these people expect from their darn actions???

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  6. All goes to show thar Ottawa is a beautiful city.

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  7. ...those landmarks among the sea of tulips are beautiful sights.

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  8. This is Ottawa at its most beautiful time of the year. Someday, I will see this in person.
    Have a great weekend, William.

    Janis

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  9. Hello, gorgeous tulips. Lovely series! Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

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  10. Those wider views of the fields of tulips embedded in the city are really beautiful.

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  11. Gorgeous architecture as backdrops to the tulips William, all beautifully composed images 🌷

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  12. How lovely...so glad you give footnotes as to the buildings. Tulips are lasting how long there?

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  13. So lovely. As I've said before, I never tire of seeing these beautiful flowers. :-)

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  14. @Angie: thanks!

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @Padre: indeed.

    @Lady Fi: very much so.

    @Linda: definitely.

    @Ella: Our Notre Dame is a beauty.

    @Iris: I deleted today's spammer as opposed to engaging the twit.

    @Italiafinlandia: thank you!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Bergson: it is.

    @David: that's true.

    @Tom: that they are.

    @Janis: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Jan: I think so.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Barbara: usually a couple of weeks or so.

    @DJan: I enjoy showing them.

    @Marie: thank you!

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  15. These are massive tulip beds. Lots of color with these tulips.

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  16. As always, William, gorgeous.

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  17. Those pink ones are my favorite.

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  18. The pics work well with the landmarks in the background.

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  19. The tulips enhance the views of the landmarks.

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  20. The large flowerbeds are gorgeous!

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  21. The landmarks and tulips make a wonderful pair.

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  22. @Red: great colours, too.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Jeanie: I thought so.

    @Janey: they stand out well.

    @RedPat: I thought so too.

    @Fun60: they do!

    @Marleen: that they are.

    @Bill: they do, yes.

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  23. I liked seeing those buildings from such a distant perspective.

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  24. Pink and orange seem a tad gaudy, but still beautiful! Tweeted.

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  25. Wonderful views here for us today … thank you.
    Enjoy the weekend, it will soon be here!

    All the best Jan

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  26. It's like a blanket of color across your city.

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  27. I like the European feel of your city with it's majestic buildings. Here where I live, people brag about the "town" being over 40 years old! (Even though the population is over 45,000 now, it is still officially only a town.)

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  28. I had no idea Ottawa has so much history and such presence. This has been a great blog to discover.

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  29. Picture postcard shots! Really beautiful.

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  30. Gorgeous tulip array among the landmarks ~

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

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  31. @Anvilcloud: I enjoy photographing them.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Catalyst: we have a lot of history, but by European standards we're a toddler.

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  32. @Joanne: the city has quite a story.

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Rosie: thank you.

    @Beth: lots of everything.

    @Jennifer: no shortage of them.

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  33. Fields of tulips create wonderful atmosphere in Ottawa.

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