Wednesday, August 19, 2020


I have an odds and ends post today, taken at various times in recent months. This first shot dates to May when I was in Major's Hill Park photographing tulips. I looked across to Parliament Hill and the Bytown Museum on a day that had some gloomy skies.

On another May day when I went over to Gatineau to photograph tulips, I also passed through a courtyard between Gatineau City Hall and the Portage complex. I found mural work on the walls.

Here is the City Hall, taken from a spot just east of the mural area.

From one city hall to another. One day in the first half of June I was near Ottawa City Hall and the stormy skies off to the east caught my eye. Both wings of the City Hall, the contemporary building in the background and the Heritage Building at right, are visible here.

A few minutes later walking down Elgin Street, I photographed this view, with stormy skies off to the south.

One day in June I was passing by the National Arts Centre, which as was the case with so many other institutions shut down because of Covid. A poster for a concert that never happened drew my eye.

Later in June, I stopped on the Mackenzie King Bridge and photographed the last stretch of the Rideau Canal before it meets the Ottawa Locks and descends towards the river. The Arts Centre and Parliament Hill are on the left, while the Chateau Laurier and Government Conference Centre are on the right.

Blossoming bushes are a favourite subject for me in summer. Both of these are near my home. I have more odds and ends tomorrow.


  1. ...william. what a sweet mural, it is buzzing with color!!!

  2. Love the mural with the bees and the bear with the honey pot, so cute.
    The last 2 photos look like white hydrangeas, they are beautiful.

  3. Murals sure give life to concrete!

  4. Hello,

    I love the mural and sky. And the Pretty blooms. Take care, enjoy your day!

  5. @Tom: I just wonder how long that mural has been there.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Sami: they are indeed.

    @Marie: they do, yes.

    @Jeanie: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Marleen: I agree.

  6. The mural is a beauty to the eyes.

  7. These are awesome photos ~ lovely variety ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Each photo is very interesting, all great shots. I am particularly drawn to the bear mural. Your header shot is great also.

  9. Beautiful buildings, sky and water.

  10. Interesting to see the mural. It seems to me that other countries make far better use of murals in their cities than we do here in Canada.

  11. The city hall building is very striking, especially compared to the heritage buildings.

  12. @RedPat: I thought so.

    @Bill: it is indeed.

    @Jim: very much so.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Gemel: it's popular.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @David: admittedly I don't actively seek out murals as much as I should.

    @Magiceye: thanks!

    @Kay: it is, yes.

    @Stefan: definitely.