Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Colonel

I returned to Major's Hill Park to get another view of tulips days after my first visit. The bed behind Colonel John By's statue was in full bloom.


Walking along that bed gives background views of landmarks like the Connaught Building and the Chateau Laurier.


While at the far end, Parliament Hill can be glimpsed looking west towards the Colonel.

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous display of lovely tulips and great views too

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  2. Colonel John By also enjoyed ... LOL

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  3. Hello,
    Great looking statue and beautiful tulips! Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

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  4. Amazingly, many Canadians are unaware that Ottawa was originally called Bytown - and why.

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  5. A lovely place to visit William!
    Like the statue and those gorgeous tulips! Wonderful photos!
    Have a lovely day!
    Dimi...

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  6. I wonder will Colonel By’s statue be one of the ones in question these days?

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  7. You must have taken hundreds of tulip pics!

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  8. Ottawa must be the city with the most tulips.

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  9. @Jenny: thank you!

    @Ella: the Colonel would be pleased.

    @Tom: and more to come.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: Bytown back in the day could be a rough and tumble place.

    @Dimi: thanks!

    @Marie: I shouldn't see why.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

    @Red: somewhere in the vicinity of four hundred this year.

    @Red: at least in North America!

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  10. Amazing, sooooo many beauties !

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  11. The beautiful tulip show continues.

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  12. The Colonel has the perfect view!

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  13. And my flowers still refuse to bloom! (Thank you for sharing these)

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  14. I just Googled Colonel By and learned he was responsible for the Rideau Canal and once I looked at it on the map, I could see why they put up a statue to him.

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  15. More pretty beds. These seem more varied.

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  16. The cream tulips are gorgeous William, elegant they are đź’›

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  17. Wow~ Awesome colonel and tulip shots!

    Live each moment with love,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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