Saturday, May 29, 2021

A Secluded Springtime Oasis

 The Rideau Centre rooftop includes flower beds, grass, trees, bushes, and paths. During the Tulip Festival there are tulips aplenty in the flower beds. This first view includes a look towards Arts Court in the background.

More views from up here. The glass we see here and there are skylights looking into the mall below. The Rideau Centre includes access points into the convention centre; some of it is included with the second half of this post. The doors coming out of it onto this roof would have to be emergency exits.

More from here tomorrow.


  1. Oh, I do like that pink tree!

  2. The colors just keep coming. Our tulip festival included a lot of performances so it was of course cancelled.

  3. Garden Eden in the city, kinda! Beautiful.

  4. ...everything looks better when spring has sprung.

  5. A delightful spot to spend an hour or two.

  6. @Linda: those blossoming trees always stand out.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Stefan: hopefully the time of cancellations is ending.

    @Iris: good way to put it.

    @Aritha: thank you.

    @Tom: it does.

    @David: it is.

    @Anvilcloud: quite so.

  7. Those blossoming trees are beautiful.

  8. Lots of great color in Ottawa right now.

  9. the yellow tulips under the lavender blooms on the tree are very nice.

  10. Isn't it funny how our eyes accept the view of a flower bed when dappled in light and shade, but when the camera captures the scene, at least to my eyes, the view becomes the dappled light and shade mainly, and oh yes, there are the flowers too.

  11. Wonderful rooftop garden and great photography ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Skylights remind me of the Louvre.

  13. The blossoming trees are beauty for the eyes.

  14. @Janey: indeed.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @DJan: they are.

    @RedPat: it is.

    @Magiceye: quite so.

    @Red: definitely.

    @Klara: indeed.

    @Sharon: I think so.

    @Barbara: that is the way of things.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Revrunner: I can see that.

    @Bill: they are indeed.

  15. The trees are particularly beautiful.

  16. It's a wonderful time of year.
    The flowers and trees are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  17. That was a wonderful walk, taking in all the beautiful and colourful blooms. Have a great weekend.

  18. Really nice photos of beautiful landscaping

  19. The lilacs and the tulips are a breath-taking combo. Tweeted.

  20. William, I have been lapse in daily visits and commenting on every tylip posts, but I have appreciated the larger image sizes in recent posts, thanks. Also, thanks for your visits and comments on my blog. I try to visit blogs on at least a weekly basis and will look at previous posts but not able to comment on all that I have missed.

  21. They do a very nice job with their tulips in those beds -- they look great.