One day in early October I took a stroll and paused to photograph at Plaza Bridge. The Rideau Canal descends through the Ottawa Locks here between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier to meet the Ottawa River.
Across the river, the Gatineau Hills loom beyond the city of Gatineau.
I tried the zoom feature on my phone, just as the colours in the Hills were being illuminated by sunlight.
Below at left is the Bytown Museum, once the Commissariat when the Canal was being built. This local history museum is one that's been closed up because of Covid.
I headed into Major's Hill Park. The foundations of a home still stand here. The home was the residence of Colonel John By and his family during the building of the Canal. A pillar stands beyond it. The spires of Notre Dame can be seen beyond.
Leaving the park and going into Lowertown, I paused to photograph these autumn colours beside the architecture of the area.
And crossing the street, I paused to photograph this angel, guarding the entrance to a series of courtyards leading south into the Byward Market.
Here we have more fall colours down the street.
And today I finish in Confederation Park, where stands the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument.