Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A City In The Lights Of Night

Picking up where we left off yesterday, this view on the terrace looks over the Rideau Canal towards Plaza Bridge.

And this looks up at the Chateau Laurier itself.

Further along, I took this shot. The building here close to the bridge is the lockmaster station.

I took another shot of Parliament Hill from here.

Then I headed up onto the bridge for this shot.

Crossing the street, I took a shot of the former main train station, now the government conference centre. The Senate is presently meeting here.

And then two takes of the Chateau.

Moving into what is called Confederation Square, I took this shot of the National Arts Centre. Its glass lantern was lit up.

Across the square from the NAC lies three distinctive buildings, collectively called The Chambers.

And at the heart of the square is the National War Memorial.

I close out with this view of the NAC and its glass lantern. Tomorrow we start looking at some art.


  1. I can almost hear the snow crunching underfoot and the chill in the air. How I miss a proper winter.

  2. Hello,
    Beautiful night photos, I love the memorial and chateau. Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. It all looks quite enchanting at night.

  4. ...and look at what I miss by going to bed early!

  5. @Gemel: I love the winter.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Eileen: I do too.

    @David: the city has its own magic at night.

    @Tom: definitely!

  6. I like night photos and have it in mind to wander about here. I was going to go out last night, but I decided that I was too warm and toasty inside.

  7. The train station/conference center has quite a lovey classical look. The lighting is terrific.

  8. I love seeing cities lit up a night.

  9. Your nighttime photos are wonderful!

  10. Stunning night shots! Xo

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. I enjoy visiting Ottawa virtually, especially with the lovely lights!

  12. @Anvilcloud: our nights are still cool.

    @Jan: nice to show it.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Jeanie: it is distinctive architecture.

    @Sharon: as do I.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Jennifer: a pleasure to show it.

  13. Beautiful night views, William!

  14. You've been out at night a lot lately.

  15. The city by night looks beautiful !

  16. It always looks as if you have the city to yourself! Lovely night shots!

  17. The building that's below the lockmaster's station in your photo, I'd like to know more about that, bet there's heaps of historical buildings there.

  18. @Bill: thank you.

    @Agnieszka: thanks.

    @Red: so it seems.

    @Gattina: it does.

    @RedPat: that's the impression I leave.

    @Marleen: I do too.

    @Marie: me too.

    @Amy: that's the Bytown Museum, which dates to 1826 and was used in the building of the Canal.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

  19. That is a really beautiful Capitol.
    Your life work seems to be documenting it and you're doing good job

  20. I do love night photos, and these are very nice indeed! Thanks.

  21. you know i am a fan for your city. way cool. love it!! ( ;

  22. Wonderful evening captures William, the Chateau looks marvelous at night ✨

  23. Beautiful night-time photographs.

    All the best Jan

  24. @Cloudia: thank you.

    @Judith: you're welcome.

    @Beth: thanks.

    @Grace: it does.

    @Jan: thanks.