Monday, March 15, 2021

Snowy Day

 One snowy day in the middle of February I went out for a walk. We start looking down a street leading north in Centretown.

Another street, looking south alongside Dundonald Park.

The playground equipment in the park isn't in much use over the winter.

Further along in the core, another view.

Crossing the street in the above shot and looking right gave me a view of St. Patrick Basilica.

Downtown and a couple of blocks south of Parliament Hill on Metcalfe Street, I took this shot. The Peace Tower can be seen here.

A few blocks on I paused to photograph the sculpture of jazz great Oscar Peterson outside the National Arts Centre. Oscar was covered in snow.

And a short walk beyond that, I took two shots looking north and south from the Mackenzie King Bridge over the Rideau Canal skateway.


  1. Where was everyone? The streets were deserted!
    Next year it will be different...

  2. With all the snow if must be very cold and I am sure not many are interested to be out in such cold weather.

  3. Nice pictures of the snowy streets.
    Oscar Peterson is outstanding again.

  4. I like the 4th photo -- the urban canyon as it were.

  5. Hope everyone gets some sun soon.

  6. So much of snow, can be frustrating at times I suppose.

  7. @Catarina: it does help that a lot of people working downtown are public servants and presently work from home.

    @Nancy: I love it.

    @Italiafinlandia: here it is cold but clear.

    @Stefan: he does.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Anvilcloud: indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marie: sun today, but cold.

    @Magiceye: not for me.

  8. Even when it isn't snowing the streets are so quiet compared to normal times.

  9. Very creative wintry photography ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Poor Oscar, trying to play the piano with all that snow.

  11. The snow and covid has emptied the streets!
    Oscar has now a white blanket on his shoulders!

  12. Oscar was still playing in spite of his frozen fingers.

  13. Amazing that there's very little traffic.

  14. With the heavy cloud cover, there's no difference in shading when looking one direction or another!

  15. It looks like the streets were really quiet that day. I love walking when it's quiet.

  16. Playing winter blues, no doubt.

  17. wow, where is every one? so quiet. playing the piano in the snow ...that is dedication. great views. ( ;
    happy week for ya.

  18. Still no sunshine I see. Looks so cold without it.

  19. That looks too cold for me. I enjoy snow, but not everyday!

  20. A very snowy day - great photographs.

    All the best Jan

  21. @RedPat: true.

    @Tom: quite so.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sharon: not easy to do.

    @Ella: we get a lot of snow.

    @Shammickite: and looks happy doing so.

    @Red: at least not on that day.

    @Barbara: quite true.

  22. @Bill: that they were.

    @Jeanie: me too.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Marleen: I like showing them.

    @Beth: it was a quiet day.

    @Happyone: ah, but it's usually colder when there's sunlight.

    @Michelle: I love the winter.

    @Jan: thanks!

  23. It feels a bit brisk even through the photos. Brrr

  24. The snow makes everything look wonderful:)

  25. I like that jazz sculpture and all your city scenes!

  26. The snow adds a magical touch to every scene 💙

  27. Wonderful shots. I love the looks both ways onto the river skating rink.

  28. Also noted: the tiny touches of color on the grayscale landscapes.

  29. @Gemel: it was.

    @Joanne: we get hard winters.

    @Rosie: I think so too.

    @Karen: Oscar in the snow is quite photogenic.

    @Grace: it certainly does.

    @Merry: thank you.