Saturday, December 26, 2020


 For the next few posts I'm showing you shots from a walk I took earlier in the month on a cold night downtown to see the Christmas lights. I'm starting with this view looking east through the Sparks Street pedestrian mall.

Parliament Hill was lit up in violet. There has been a winter light show held here, but I suspect the work going on in Centre Block is the reason it wasn't held this year. Assuming we're past Covid next year, and this is still the case, it'll be a few years before that formal show returns, including the one in the summer. There was something on the grounds, however, which can be seen in the foreground to the left.

Here we have the West Block. The House of Commons has temporary quarters there for the duration of the project.

And here we have the lit art installation, along the central walkway. It is titled Entre Les Rangs.

One more look at West Block.

And to finish off today, the East Block, with scaffolding around portions of its structure, bathed in violet light.


  1. Quite eye-catching! :)
    Hapyy Boxing Day to you.

  2. You can't miss that when passing by, what a striking colour.

  3. Hello,
    Beautiful light display, I like the violet color. Happy Boxing Day! Take care, happy weekend to you!

  4. I am not really fond of all this illumination, but people seem to love it

  5. @Italiafinlandia: thanks!

    @marianne: quite true.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Eileen: so do I.

    @Catarina: more to come.

    @David: true.

  6. Beautiful violet light display. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  7. The Parliament Hill buildings looks great here.

  8. Nice captures of the Christmas lighting.

  9. I like the violet light. I like the East Block best.

  10. Gorgeous holiday night shots ~ Covid has impacted everything ~ sigh ~ Have a good weekend ^_^

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. They can do much more with lights these days.

  12. I like Entre les Rangs, but am sure the experience in person was much better than my imagining it.

  13. WOW ! this is such a beautiful Sight. If I was there in a very cold dismal grey day seeing all these lights would make me so joyful.
    Thank You for the all walks you take photos of of,

  14. What an interesting art installation.

  15. @Nancy: thank you!

    @Stefan: they are quite photogenic, even while under rehabilitation.

    @Magiceye: thanks!

    @Jan: each of them have character.

    @Tom: very much so.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Carol: it has indeed.

    @Red: that they can.

    @Barbara: that is the case.

    @Maywyn: I think so.

    @Parsnip: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: it is, yes.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Happyone: indeed.

  16. So pretty! My favorite color, too. :-)

  17. I always love it when you show Parliament Hill. And that light installation is beautiful.