Friday, March 26, 2021

Gallery Perspectives

This view from the floor I was on looked out towards the Daly Street entrance of the Ottawa Art Gallery. The contrast between the new architecture can be seen with a wall belonging to Arts Court on the other side of the glass.

Heading down to depart, I paused to photograph this on the floor.

Outside, I wanted some exterior shots of the building as snow was falling. Compare this view to my first shot from inside as a before and after.

I moved a little along Daly to photograph this side of the adjoining Arts Court. Its roots as a 19th century courthouse still shows strongly.

Another view towards the entrance.

I came around to the Mackenzie King Bridge side of the Gallery to photograph this area.

The very modern architecture of the new OAG contrasts with the former Carleton County Gaol, but not in a way that is glaring. 

Two final views from the bridge: Arts Court, the Gaol (now a youth hostel with its own ghost stories- I've been inside and the place does have a creepy, foreboding feeling of oppression and that you're being watched) and the OAG. I hope you've enjoyed the look inside.


  1. I like the architecture - and the zebra!!! Still snow?!

  2. I like the grinning zebra! The weather looks cold.

  3. I love the zebra mosaïc ! It's everywhere the same old and new buildings side by side awful !

  4. It's an excellent mix of architectural styles William, works well. The zebra mosaic is wonderfully quirky ☺️ Happy weekend.

  5. ...the zebra is showing some teeth!

  6. @Iris: no, these were all from the same day in February.

    @Nancy: it was a typical winter day.

    @Laurie: considering its prison history, it's not a surprise.

    @Gattina: this mix works for me.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Tom: it is.

    @Marie: indeed.

  7. I have to comment on the zebra, too. What teeth!

  8. The falling snow adds a pleasant charm to your photos.

  9. That zebra is fantastic. :-)
    I think the old and new archtecture go well together here.

  10. Great shots of the building and how emerges with the new addition ~ Great post ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. I like the building and the collection is wonderful!

  12. That laughing zebra is something to see.

  13. @DJan: it stood out.

    @Maywyn: I think so.

    @Jan: they do.

    @Magiceye: me too.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Sharon: it is indeed.

  14. nice pictures and I see you still have some snow!

  15. Love your header picture of all the tulips!!! Beautiful.

  16. The building itself is a beautiful design! Great architecture. I hope you share more photos!

  17. The grinning zebra made me chuckle. Fab photos.

  18. Looks chilly, William. Loved the zebra - and see we're getting closer to tulip season!

  19. The first two photos are my favorites.

  20. I try so hard to capture snow falling and I can never pull it off. Well done!

  21. @Bill: it is.

    @Anita: more or less.

    @Happyone: thank you.

    @Karen: thanks.

    @Gemel: me too.

  22. @Mike: eventually!

    @Jan: it was popular.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Klara: I agree.

    @Jeanie: thanks!