A reminder to those in the Ottawa area: Buskerfest is this weekend, and Colonel By Day happens on Monday with events around the Bytown Museum.
Today I have an odds and ends post. To start things off, I have this view of the Alexandra Bridge crossing the Ottawa River to Gatineau, taken on Victoria Day in May.
This is outside a pub in the Glebe.
In late May I caught this classic car near that pub.
Early in June we had a tornado hit east of the city. This shot shows the retreating edge of the storm that spawned that as a dramatic backdrop to Mercury Court. The building was once a department store, and was converted by an architecture firm that has offices inside and which specializes in heritage restoration work. The building also houses the Swedish embassy.
Later in June I photographed this large sculpture. 12 Points In A Classical Balance is a 1982 work by BC artist Chung Hung built of western red cedar. I've shown it to you before in this post. It stood originally in the Garden Of The Provinces And Territories, which lies nearby at a lower elevation. This park overlooks that spot; the sculpture was moved to make way for the placement of a future monument.
Generally speaking I don't care for bumper stickers, but this one caught my eye on a car parked near Richmond Landing one day in June.
This bench sculpture stands outside the headquarters for Library And Archives Canada. Lea Vivot is the artist behind The Secret Bench Of Knowledge. I photographed it earlier this month.
On the same day, a bit further west, I stopped at the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, near the War Museum. The large statue of a firefighter points towards a wall with names of firefighters from across the country who have given their lives in the line of duty. September sees a national service of remembrance held at this site.