Saturday, November 2, 2019

Seasonal Colours And Monuments

Returning in full to the autumn colours series, I'm starting today with seasonal displays in the Byward Market, which always has these set up in October. This one is outside The Grand, a restaurant here.

This view is taken descending into Confederation Park. City Hall can be seen on the far side of the park.

This park has several military monuments. The oldest and newest of them are side by side. A cenotaph commemorating Ottawa dead of the South African War is accompanied by the newer Animals In War Memorial, with its life sized German Shepherd present and accounted for.

Another monument in the park is the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument.

I found fall colours around St. Barnabas Apostle and Martyr's, an Anglican parish in Centretown.

These are elsewhere in Centretown.

Here is a different perspective of a tree I've already shown you. A few days ago you saw closeups of the leaves on the one at the heart of this shot, with red and yellow leaves.

And for today I finish off with the last formal fall shot I took. Louis St. Laurent was the Liberal leader and Prime Minister who succeeded Mackenzie King when he retired. A statue of him stands on the grounds at the Supreme Court of Canada. It is a fitting spot for him, as he'd been a lawyer and might well have been on the Court had King not asked him to go into politics as part of his cabinet. Fall colours were behind him.


  1. Beautiful photos. We do not get these lovely colors where I live. We have seasonal change but not like this.

  2. You can see the miracle of autumn everywhere!
    Have a nice weekend!

  3. Love those transitions from yellow to orange/red.

  4. I love these autumn decorations, unfortunately we don't do that here. Otherwise the trees now look the same.

  5. Lovely photos. Fall colors in the city are as beautiful as in the forest.

  6. ...Mother Nature end the autumn season with a bang.

  7. A lovely walk with vibrant autumn colors.

  8. Beautiful images, William, I love all those fall colours !

  9. I don't remember The Grand, but it has been a fairly long time since I was there. Is it new-ish?

  10. It won’t be long now and Christmas displays will replace the autumn ones. Too early for me!

  11. The transition through green, yellow and red/orange is fabulous, beautiful images William 🍁

  12. Nice series again, William. Ottawa is really a beautiful coloured city in this time of year.

  13. @Parsnip: thank you.

    @Ella: true.

    @Revrunner: so do I.

    @Gattina: thank you.

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @Tom: it does.

    @Alexandria: thanks.

    @Karl: I do too.

    @Anvilcloud: a few years at least.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Francisco: thank you.

  14. The 3rd last picture is gorgeous!
    In a few more weeks the cities and landscapes will turn brown.... dull brown

  15. those colors are great. so fallish. great finds. ( ;
    happy weekend.

  16. Wonderful fall colors. And the sculpture at the end is interesting, too. :-)

  17. Love the dog memorial statue! Wonderful colors, and buildings set them off nicely!

  18. " Uncle Louis" was one of our best prime ministers.

  19. Your city is looking very colorful!

  20. A beautiful series with lots of colour.

  21. @Catarina: and then heavenly white.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @DJan: thanks!

    @Red: he was.

    @Iris: so do I.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Bill: thank you!

  22. Nice collection of fall pictures.

  23. Do you have any leaves left now after the big winds we have had?

  24. A great series of Fall photos William, and I enjoyed looking at the Halloween decorations also.

  25. Thank you for this bracing walk!

  26. Wow! Gorgeous autumn colors and monument photos ^_^

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

  27. Your shots are all beautifully set up and executed!

  28. Delightful colours and the homage to the German Shepherd is so nice.

  29. Beautiful photographs William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  30. Really love the walks around your part of world.

  31. Wonderful photos, I like the animal memorial:)

  32. @Happyone: thank you.

    @RedPat: a lot of the ones that were left went with those winds.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Jennifer: here too.

  33. @Joanne: thanks!

    @Catalyst: thanks!

    @Magiceye: I agree.

    @Lois: definitely.

    @Italiafinlandia: so do I.

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Gemel: I enjoy showing them.

    @Rosie: I do too.

  34. These are glorious, William. That orange and purple makes my heart sing!