Wednesday, December 30, 2020

An Evening Skate At Ottawa City Hall

 I crossed from Confederation Park onto the property at Ottawa City Hall during this walk. Lights were arranged on the trees around the property. In the background, one can see the distinctive architecture of the Cartier Square Drill Hall, which neighbours City Hall.


Another neighbour of City Hall is the main provincial courthouse in the city, seen behind this tree.


A Christmas wreath is hanging on the side of City Hall.


Inside, this is one of the Christmas trees.


And outside City Hall is a large skating rink, kept in shape throughout the winter even when the nearby Rideau Canal is done with skaters for the year, or before the fact. There were skaters on the rink.


My final shot is also the last Christmas shot I took for the season, a few nights later. This funeral home is near my place. As I said a few days ago, a bit odd to decorate such a place, and yet it's done.

Tomorrow we close out the year.



30 comments:

  1. No skating place here this time. Not that I dare to anymore anyways.
    Beautiful lights and, well.
    There is a (German) blog by an undertaker. He describes also the ... "nice" sides of his job, so why not a festival deco?
    I remember how we even laughed at my Mum´s funeral.

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  2. Hello,

    The night shots and festive lights are so pretty. It is a lovely spot for an evening skate.
    Take care, enjoy your day! I wish you all the best in 2021, a very healthy and happy New Year!

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  3. I also need something like this to get rid of all my Christmas pounds!
    ... your photos are so beautiful!

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  4. Very beautiful decoration ! Nice to see in these times !

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  5. An evening skate at city hall. Now there's a time-honoured Canadian tradition. If I still had skates I might even be tempted to drag my ancient bones out there!

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  6. I like that skating rink in the coloured lights.

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  7. That tree in your third photo is my favorite.

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  8. The lights certainly are welcome at this dark time of year!

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  9. ...the only skating here is on artificial ice.

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  10. You've found many awesome displays of Christmas decorations.

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  11. Everything looks so bright and cheerful, even the funeral home.

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  12. Skating is a nice thing to do!

    Happy New Year to you!

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  13. @Iris: I never learned to skate.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Ella: thanks.

    @Gattina: it is.

    @David: the rink is well used.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Jan: me too.

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  14. @Sharon: it looks good.

    @RedPat: that's true.

    @Tom: this rink is.

    @Red: quite so.

    @Maywyn: many enjoy it.

    @DJan: I agree.

    @Anita: thank you.

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  15. No skating rinks here this winter due to the lockdown, but it’s nice to see yours William.😁

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  16. The two blue trees are beautiful to see.

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  17. I love the blue tress above all :)

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  18. Skating looks like fun. Haven't skated for years and years.

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  19. I haven't skated for ages! Lovely photos.

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  20. Beautiful lights. Happy New Year. Stay in health.

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  21. The blue lights are really beautiful.

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  22. So many lights. I applaud the decorated funeral home. It's built in a lovely Federal style and the tasteful decorations are a nice accent, and probably comfort any people coming in.

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  23. Just think of how many miles of electrical wiring needed for all those lights. :-)

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  24. Love the rink pics. I have read tat Ottawa has removed nets and insisted on masks. I don't know if this is a provincial mandate or Ottawa bieng Ottawa.

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  25. The rink looks really beautiful with the lights.

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  26. Lovely night shots ~ skating rink brings fond memories to mind ~ ^_^

    Lovely area and beautiful twilight shots!

    Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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