Picking up where I left off yesterday, I crossed Wellington Street and went onto Plaza Bridge for this view. The Ottawa Locks are where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa River, descending through several locks set between Parliament Hill on the left and the Chateau Laurier on the right. Buildings down here in the saddle include a lockmaster station and the Bytown Museum, closer to the river, which was built as a commissariat during the days of the construction of the Canal.
I proceeded on into Major's Hill Park in the late afternoon light, where the fall colours stood out nicely.
Colonel John By, the British military engineer who led the building of the Canal, has his statue here.
This view looks out onto the Ottawa River with Gatineau on the far shore. The Museum of History is nestled on the shoreline. More from here tomorrow.