Monday, August 24, 2020


I have previously done this in a post seen here, and am returning today to do the same. Once a month I stop at a platform where the Alexandra Bridge starts and photograph south to take in the view as it changes seasonally. The view takes in the Chateau Laurier, Rideau Canal, Bytown Museum, and Parliament Hill where the Ottawa River passes below. This first view is in mid October of 2019.

It was quite different in early November on a day with stormy skies.

In the middle of December, ice was forming up on the river below, and snow had fallen on the landscape.

I took this shot on New Year's Day.

I returned in the latter half of February.

This shot from March was a couple of days past the first day of spring, but still looking like winter with snow falling. The ice on the river below, however, was starting to break up.

However, spring seemed to have started asserting itself by early April. The ice on the river was gone, and the waters were high.

Early May saw leafs starting to emerge on the trees.

Mid-June saw things looking fully leafed out and the river relatively calm.

By the middle of July, boat traffic on the river was becoming more common.

And finally, here it was on a hot, humid August day. I will be continuing with this concept for a post sometime next year.


  1. It's one of your most dramatic views, at least the outdoor views. Some of your museum interiors are very dramatic too.

  2. Hello,

    It is a beautiful views during all the seasons. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week!

  3. interesting look through the seasons.

  4. Classic views of Parliament Hill, home of controversy, deceit, deception, lies, prevarications and other nasty things, all undertaken by parasitic animals known colloquially as politicians,

  5. Interesting to see the differences through the seasons. Nice to see these pictures. :-)

  6. A really nice series, William!

  7. Nice view through the seasons.

  8. Majestic building and wonderful series of photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Beautiful, it's interesting to see the changes during all the seasons.

  10. What a great location to do a photo series on the different seasonal looks.
    Well done, William.

  11. @Linda: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: I certainly thought so.

    @David: that's one way to do it.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @DJan: it is indeed.

    @RedPat: Thank you!

    @Red: definitely.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Karl: it is.

    @Iris: thanks!

    @Bill: it is, yes.

  12. Beautiful documentation! Loved the New Year pic the best 😊

  13. It's great to have a spot that you can return to like this.

  14. Always wonderful to see Chateau Laurier in every season William. Enjoyed looking back over missed posts, lots of lovely architectural posts. Loved the mural of the Canal in the Glebe, incredible piece of street art 💜

  15. Fascinating and interesting to see through the seasons ... a great idea.

    All the best Jan