Tuesday, April 6, 2021

An Evening Walk In The Park

One day, a couple of days before the first day of spring, I went over to the National Gallery to take in some art. I'll be showing you that starting in a couple of days, but thought I'd show my walk away in the evening first. Otherwise you'll be seeing snow on the ground in May when I conclude the series, and wondering what happened.

This view looks towards the American embassy from the north. 

I headed into Major's Hill Park and looked to the west and northwest. The glass tower of the Gallery stood out against the last light of the day.

A view of the embassy from within the park. It looks quite dramatic at night.

And turning, a view of Parliament Hill.

Another look back at the twilight.

Carrying on, here's a neighbour to the American embassy, south of it. The Connaught Building is the headquarters of the Canada Revenue Agency. It's in the Tudor-Gothic styles, and was built between 1913-15. It is reputed to be haunted.

The twilight gave me some good shots in the park.

The Chateau Laurier lies at the south end of the park.

From its terrace I looked back across the Ottawa River to the Gatineau skyline.

And from the pathway I photographed the Bytown Museum, which sits below Parliament Hill along the Ottawa Locks of the Rideau Canal. It dates to the building of the Canal, and like the Connaught Building and the Chateau Laurier, is reputed to be haunted.

For today I leave off with this view from the terrace below the Chateau, looking towards the river.


  1. This was a beautiful and atmospheric walk.

  2. ...it looks like a COLD walk!

  3. Hello,
    The lights at night look lovely, nice walk. Take care, have a happy day!

  4. An evening walk in a snowy park seem quite appealing to me.

  5. Some very nice night shots. The glass tower of the Gallery looks wonderful at night.

  6. Love those shots into the western sky!

  7. @Catarina: it was.

    @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Gemel: very much so.

    @Tom: not overly so.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @David: me too.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Marie: me too.

  8. Nice to see the twilight pictures. I look forward to your next art pictures.

  9. I admit that it is odd to see your snowy pics at this time of year.

  10. The sky is a lovely backdrop for these pics, William!

  11. Nice combination of sunlight and city light.

  12. Your night shots are always wonderful ~ dazzling ~ and yet serene too ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. I love seeing the lights of the city.

  14. Beautiful evening shots William, the sky and lights on the horizon look super. I sometimes think all old buildings probably have a few tales to tell 😉

  15. Beautiful night images, William. The evening walk was delightful, thank you.

  16. An evening walk is beautiful and you truly captured the feeling.

  17. Fabulous night-time views William.

    All the best Jan

  18. Less and less snow, but still very wintry looking.

  19. The snow looks nice in these pictures. Dark of night helps.

  20. @DJan: more to come.

    @Anvilcloud: now it doesn't look like this.

    @Jennifer: thank you!

    @Magiceye: especially at night.

    @RedPat: it was indeed.

    @Red: I thought so too.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Sharon: me too.

  21. @Grace: these do.

    @Klara: thank you.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @Happyone: it was a good walk.

    @Jeanie: I thought so.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Revrunner: not now.

    @Joanne: it does.

  22. What a perfect building for the art gallery!

  23. Beautiful Twilight winter skies offset perfectly by those great buildings, William