Sunday, March 7, 2021

Pavilion, Stadium, Canal

 Yesterday I left off with taking leave of the Canal skateway to come into Lansdowne Park to get some shots. This is a view of the Aberdeen Pavilion from the east. The building dates to the late 19th century as an exhibition hall. In the age of Covid, it is only being used at the moment for the weekly farmers market.

Here we have it from the southeast.

Heading on my way to rejoin the Canal, I paused to photograph the stadium. The two stand sections are quite different; the south stands at left is newer, dating to 2014. Under normal times a football team and a soccer team play on the field. We'll see what happens as the year goes along.

There's a fair sized ridge along this side that's good for tobogganing. A light sculpture stands at the top of the ridge.

I returned to the Canal. This view looked back to where I had been.

And this looked to where I was going. The curve in the Canal completes itself up ahead, turning directly west as the skateway heads towards Dow's Lake.

Across from the stairs I took down from Lansdowne is an island in this part of the Canal. I noticed branches of one of the trees tilted downward and partially covered in snow.

I carried on. This shot at Lansdowne includes the pavilion among the trees.

The south stands is visible here. A large wooden screen curves around its back.

And here's what's ahead of us: the Bank Street Bridge. Most of the time when it's in the blog, it's because I'm photographing from on top of that bridge, as opposed to down here.


  1. The Pavilion is a stately elegant building.

  2. I like the Aberdeen Pavilion. Very unique. Great shots of the canal too.

  3. The Pavilion is an interesting piece of architecture. New sports stadiums were springing up everywhere here before Covid raised its ugly head.

  4. Aberdeen Pavilion is a beautiful building.
    I notice that few people are on the road, both on land and on the ice.

  5. That Pavillion is such a wonderful photo subject.

  6. Interesting architecture. Do you like this weather?

  7. Looks like a good spot for a mass vaccination centre.

  8. That pavilion is very interesting architecture.

  9. ...the old Aberdeen Pavilion sure was built with style.

  10. Love the look of the pavilion. They don’t make them like that any more.

  11. @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @MB: they don't make them like that anymore.

    @John: most sports are in a holding pattern.

    @Jan: it was a quiet day.

    @Anvilcloud: it is indeed.

    @Iris: I love it.

    @David: it would be different.

    @Janey: I think so.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Marie: they don't.

  12. I love that pavilion building.

  13. I love that pavillion. I remember taking students there for various reasons. 1) Indigenous Day and 2) a job fair! Good memories, thank you!

  14. Pavilion is a lovely building and you captured it so creatively ~ other lovely wintry shots too ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. I love the shape of the pavillion. I'm glad it is still used.

  16. Jeepers! Looks like something you might find in Turkey.

  17. The Pavilion is pretty unique, I like it!

  18. I love that Aberdeen Pavilion, William.

  19. Nice alternate view of the bridge. And I like that wonderful building. I have to say your photos look like they're taken at the bottom of a deep deep lake! Is winter skies are so complex in their shades of Gray and pewter that one could almost chew on them! Nice work.

  20. @Sharon: me too.

    @Jennifer: you're welcome.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jeanie: hopefully more when Covid ends.

    @Revrunner: I can see that.

    @Bill: me too.

    @RedPat: it stands out

    @Cloudia: definitely.

  21. Interesting looking building.
    Weather looks cold and in the need of some sunshine. :)

  22. The Aberdeen pavilion has fascinating architecture with minarets and domes.

  23. In Cleveland Ohio we have the West Side Market. I cannot describe it, but you might be interested, and can look it up.

  24. Always good to get a different viewpoint William. The Aberdeen Pavilion is a beautiful piece of architecture ✨

  25. The pavillion is beautiful. It must be cold on these walks of yours.

  26. We had, note the tense - had, buildings like the pavilion in London but all are gone. I looked up the Ottawa pavilion and learned, "Aberdeen Pavilion was designated a national historic site of Canada because it is the only large-scale exhibition building in Canada surviving from the 19th century." All of these buildings from all around the province, possibly the country, have been demolished? What a world we live in."

  27. Nice shots William. Still tons of snow. Love the Pavilion Building.

  28. Lovely design, great place to revisit over and over. You still have a lot of snow out there!

  29. @Happyone: I like the Aberdeen.

    @Magiceye: it's got great architecture.

    @Joanne: markets are a treasure.

    @Nancy: it's an interesting design.

    @Grace: I think so.

  30. @Gemel: I like the cold.

    @Rockinon: the Aberdeen is the last of its kind. Good that it was preserved.

    @Stefan: that it is.

    @Luis: me too.

    @Karen: we get a lot of snow in the winter.