Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Monument

Richmond Landing is upstream of Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court, down along the shore of the Ottawa River. It is here that a monument of recent years is placed. The Royal Canadian Navy Monument consists of two primary elements, an abstract design monolith seen here, and a long low wall of names of ships and bases, centered around a yardarm. The Supreme Court and a block of Parliament can be seen in the background.


Here's the other element, the low curving wall. Library And Archives Canada is at right above the Landing.


Over the century plus since the founding of the Canadian Navy, many ships and bases have been established. They are inscribed here.


I finish for today with this view from behind the other part of the monument, and the Ottawa River beyond it.

24 comments:

  1. ...Ottawa has a wonderful collection of monuments!

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  2. Hello,
    I like the of the monument and river in the last photo! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  3. My wife's niece is a lawyer and has presented arguments at the Supreme Court.

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  4. A strong one. Simple, but strong.

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  5. A moving monument William shown beautifully here 💙

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  6. That last pic with the fabulous sky is wonderful, William!

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  7. What an interesting monument. I like the modern look.

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  8. Great photos of the wonderful new age sculptures juxtaposed with Parliament and the Supreme Court ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. A beautiful monument, I like its design.

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  10. I haven't seen or gone to a monument for a few months now... It's time to diversify my outings.
    Thanks, William.
    : )

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  11. @Tom: definitely.

    @Eileen: I do too.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @David: the Court is quite a building.

    @Iris: I think the concept was well carried out.

    @Grace: that it is.

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  12. @RedPat: I thought so.

    @Sharon: I did as well.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: I do too.

    @Maywyn: I agree.

    @Catarina: I've been able to get to some.

    @Marie: it really is.

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  13. Such a beautiful looking monument, and in such a nice location.

    All the best Jan

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  14. I like the navy monument. Clean and simple.

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  15. Loved the last picture the best.

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  16. That last shot is especially striking.

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  17. I enjoy your city info! Great shots.

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  18. @Jan: they did choose an ideal location for it.

    @Joanne: I agree with you.

    @Magiceye: thanks!

    @Kay: I thought so.

    @Jennifer: thank you.

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  19. Very tasteful monuments. I love breathing the oxygen of Canada in your posts, William. The US feels too much like a dumpster fire right now, sadly.

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    1. The arc of history will bend towards justice in your country. I know it's dark, but it's always darkest before the dawn.

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