Thursday, March 4, 2021

From One Bridge To The Next

Starting where we left off yesterday, here are a couple of more shots looking back the way we came. 

I continued on, and at this point looked back again.

Then I looked forward. The bridge you see here is the next bridge along the path.

This is the Corktown Bridge, which links Centretown on the right to the campus at the University of Ottawa at the left. This is a pedestrian bridge, spanning the Canal in a graceful way. I noticed as I passed beneath that the scourge of love locks is returning to its railings.

I kept walking, looking back to the bridge from where I was.

This view takes in some of the buildings of the university campus.

I kept along, starting into the first major curve of the Canal.

Looking back, I photographed the campus again.

The next bend was ahead, along with the next bridge, a crossover for the 417 freeway. We'll pick up from here tomorrow.


  1. You walked quite a long distance from one bridge to another. Good exercise for you.

  2. The bridgea are beautiful!
    Very beautiful winter views.
    How many degrees were outside?

  3. Interesting walk. Whoever thought up the idea of love locks ought to be locked up themselves!

  4. Looks like you walked yourself warm.

  5. Fabulous! I can almost hear the crunching snow under your feet.

  6. @Nancy: it was quite a walk.

    @Lady Fi: so it was.

    @Ella: that was a cold day.

    @John: I agree.

    @Iris: it was good exercise.

    @Jan: I did too.

    @Gemel: thanks!

  7. Loved that 1st photo the best of all!

  8. I love it! I can just feel the wind, and hear my skates on the ice! back when I was young!!!!

  9. ...I'm anxious to see Ottawa come to life this spring.

  10. Dark skies in these photos, but the skaters don't seem to mind.

  11. Oh this is such a creative theme ~ bridges ~ Wonderful the way you took the photos ~ Beautiful!

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. So many bridges! I can't get over how quiet it all looks.

  13. Those first views of the arched views are so beautifully composed, William.

  14. There were not many people out there walking with you.

  15. Do you have special shoes for walking on the ice? What an eyesore those love locks are. Great photos from a very different perspective.

  16. There seems to be quite a distance from one bridge to the other and that walking on snow !!

  17. A nice long walk is good for the heart.
    Nice winter views, William.

  18. You would have to be a little bit of a miracle worker to walk on water here. :-)

  19. @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Marie: they do.

    @Jennifer: thanks.

    @Tom: it'll be awhile.

    @DJan: they don't.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @RedPat: it was a quiet day.

    @Jeanie: thank you!

    @Sharon: not that day, but all along my route there were always people to be seen.

    @Fun60: no, I just walk with regular winter boots. I've never had a problem on this ice.

    @Gattina: some of the bridges can be quite a distance from each other.

    @Bill: and this was a long, long walk.

    @Revrunner: it's done here!

  20. i love the under the bridge shots ...that's neat angle ... very neat-O!! my faves. ( ;

  21. Looks cold on both sides of each bridge. :)

  22. William - it is always interesting, in winter, to get a different perspective on our familiar surroundings. Ice offers us that gift!

  23. The pedestrian bridge is so elegant, shame abut the love locks though:)

  24. Enjoy these walks with you William, especially on a hot humid day here ✨