Thursday, November 26, 2020

Aberdeen In The Fog

Today I have some odds and ends shots, taken at various times in recent weeks. I start with this view from early October, very early in the morning. I was out and about down at Lansdowne Park and photographed this view of the full Moon amid a slight cloud deck, taken looking west from the property towards an apartment building across the street.

A few days later I was downtown, and took this view down Elgin Street on a day with stormy skies. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church is at left in the background.

And on another day in October while photographing fall colours, I stopped to take a shot of the Embassy of Kuwait, near the National Gallery.

Another night, passing through Lansdowne on a foggy night, I took this shot of the Aberdeen Pavilion in the mist.

Another one of those brooding October days, this one a few blocks from my home in Centretown.

When I was photographing my fall shots from the Landscapes Of Canada Gardens at the Museum of Nature, I noticed this little one on a picnic table. I think it's a yellowjacket. It was kind enough to indulge me in a photograph as opposed to stinging me.

At the end of October I was out in Westboro, and photographed these signs in store windows and outside shops.

In the first days of November I passed by a house in Centretown and noticed the statue on the porch. I came up to photograph it and noticed the little companion beside it.

This mix of faces is a sculpture along Elgin Street. The street has undergone a large infrastructure restoration project in the last couple of years, and it's standard after such an occasion for public art to be included. There are some sculptures along the street, including this one.

And to finish things off, this is Birkett Castle, built in 1896 for Thomas Birkett, the mayor of Ottawa, in the Baronial architectural style. It stands a block away from the above sculpture. Today it is home to the Hungarian embassy. If you're curious about the interior, click on the Castle in the tags below; I've been inside during Doors Open.


  1. Nice shots, especially the stunning night view of Aberdeen Pavilion.

  2. I agree with Linda, that shot of Aberdeen Pavilion is absolutely a great photo.

  3. Lovely signs and statues. The Birkett Castle is magnificent, lucky Hungarians :)

  4. Hello,
    I love the signs and sculptures! Have a happy day!

  5. Your skies look like our usual least you can look forward to the snow!

  6. Two thumbs up for the Aberdeen photo.

  7. ...a wonderful collection of signs William!

  8. Wonderful shots. And I hope you and your family have a great day!

  9. I love fog and oh, what a sweet name, yellowjacket!
    Great signs.

  10. You always find something very interesting to photograph.

  11. I love the way the clouds have gather over the moon in your first shot. Closet Candy is a great name for a clothing shop and that sculpture with the faces is very interesting.

  12. I like the faces sculpture, very creative.

  13. Nice collections of signs and those street face sculptures are fantastic.

  14. Fabulous post, so many wonderful photos, love the atmospheric skies. And I agree, life is too short to wear boring clothes.

  15. I'm guessing the Kuwait embassy is that brown sort of tower in the distance? It's definitely looking like it's nationality.

  16. William - a wonderful collection of "miscellaneous" shots. I often end up with a myriad of pictures that don't seem to fit with any other post, so this is a great way to solve that dilemma! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  17. @Linda: thank you!

    @Jan: I thought so.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

    @Italiafinlandia: it's quite a structure.

    @Sami: quite so.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Catarina: thank you.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Janey: we get a lot of grey skies.

    @Anvilcloud: thanks!

    @Tom: thank you.

  18. @Marie: thank you!

    @DJan: thanks!

    @RedPat: it was good timing being there.

    @Iris: it is a good name.

    @Red: I have a lot of subjects.

    @Sharon: I think so too.

    @Marleen: it is, yes.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Gemel: it's a good saying.

    @Amy: no, it's the building dominating the shot. The other building is a hospital.

    @Angie: it seems a good idea.

  19. I'm looking forward to the Frost Moon on Nov. 30.

  20. A great collection, especially the skies.

  21. Lovely eclectic selection of images.

  22. I especially love the shot of the Aberdeen Pavillion - it's very cool

    1. I was pleased to be there to capture that. Fog tends to be a rarity here, though we had more of it yesterday.

  23. Wonderful shots of the signs and sculptures ~ awesome moon ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  24. What a fabulous opening image William 💙 Excellent series of shots, love your autumn colours along the canal yesterday also 💛

  25. Nice photos. I like most the face sculptures, and the "Closet Candy"´s wisdom.