Thursday, December 24, 2020


A reminder for members of City Daily Photo that the theme day for January is about your favourite shot or shots of the year. I'll be taking two days to cover both Ottawa and Gatineau.

Lansdowne Park last year hosted a European style Christmas market. With Covid being as it is, it was not possible to do it this year, but the place does have lights around the Aberdeen Pavilion, and a big tree outside the main entrance.

The square to the building's side is well lit up.

This ice sculpture was outside.

While the Christmas market of last year wasn't to be this year, there is a farmers market regardless, held inside the Pavilion through the winter. And for the Christmas season, the market extended to Saturdays and Sundays, whereas usually it's a Sunday event.

These wreaths were on display.

These look good.

And so do these.

I'll be honest- Christmas is a difficult time of year for me, for a multitude of reasons. Still, I decided to pick up this little guy for myself.

To those who mark the occasion, enjoy Christmas.


  1. The lights are so pretty! I like that little critter. Is it a bear?

  2. Pretty Christmas lights and decorations. That is a cute little guy you have pick for yourself. This will be a tough Christmas for many out there.

  3. Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year 2021. Take care and stay safe and healthy.

  4. Christmas can be difficult for many, and will be even more so this year, but I send you my best wishes and do hope that you have a happy time - keep your distance, and stay safe.

  5. Beautiful decorations, I love the lights at night! Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wish you all the best in 2021. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  6. The decorations give some lights in this dark times. Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, William.

  8. wishes for a healthy and Merry Christmas, William.

  9. Wishing you all the best for the coming days, William.

  10. I would love to be there. It's so cheerful and happy looking and we all need a little happy these days.

    I hope your Christmas is a good one, William. Take care and stay well.

  11. Merry Christmas to you, William! May the blessings of the season fall upon you. :-)

  12. Have a healthy and safe holiday, William.

  13. Lovely photoes!I always have enjoyed your site ,Beautiful header!much interesting!Wish you all good and stay safe!

  14. Just walking among all those lights would give me a kind of joy. Happy Christmas Eve! Cute little woodworked critter.

  15. I love that little wood bear! So cute.

  16. Like to see all the pretty lights. That sure is a cute little guy. :)
    Merry Christmas. God Bless you.

  17. @Linda: looks like a bear to me.

    @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Nancy: I'll try.

    @Agnieszka: thanks.

    @Rosemary: in three or four days I should be feeling better. Once this nonsense of a holiday is done, the problem lifts.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Marianne: thanks.

    @David: thank you.

    @Tom: thanks.

  18. @Jan: hopefully.

    @Jeanie: it should be quiet.

    @DJan: thank you.

    @Catarina: thanks.

    @Anita: thank you.

    @Barbara: I figured this year I'd buy one, and of a size that I could just put on a windowsill.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Red: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: it is.

    @Happyone: thanks!

  19. Beautiful, and this year nothing ! Sad !

  20. Some great Christmas light here. God Jul William.

  21. Very festive! Merry Christmas William.

  22. Muita luz, amor e infinitas bênçãos de Deus
    é o que desejo a você e a sua família
    nesse Natal e Ano Novo que se aproxima!
    Um abraço

  23. They are all so beautiful, a Merry Christmas to you, William!

  24. @Gattina: next year had better be better.

    @Stefan: thank you.

    @Marleen: thanks.

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @Iris: thanks!

  25. Some wonderful decorations, William.
    Merry Christmas.

  26. Merry Christmas! My JB loves bears and we have one just like yours! I change up his bow over the seasons!

  27. Very beautiful holiday decorations and lovely photos ~

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  28. That little wooden bear is a very clever idea. I think you should call him Mr. Twig.
    Christmas is a hard time for many people but I'm pretty certain that little bear will help you through it!
    I'm sure the world is happy to see the end of 2020, lets hope for good things in 2021.

  29. Beautiful photos William.

    Merry and safe Christmas to you.

  30. Lovely decorations beautifully captured!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  31. You and your little bear have a good day tomorrow, William.