Friday, October 22, 2021

Rainbows

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: for the first of November, the theme is Great Big Mess. 

I have some odds and ends shots today, taken over the last few weeks. Late one afternoon, close to home, a rainbow was appearing in the eastern sky.


On another day, coming back from the Alexandra Bridge, I photographed this sculpture, Dialogues, which neatly frames Parliament Hill.


A short walk away, this view of Notre Dame Basilica is taken beside the National Gallery. Maman is visible at right.


On another day, and on a walk I'll start showing you tomorrow, I was returning from Gatineau on the Alexandra Bridge. This view looks back at the Museum of History, with a tour boat heading downstream on the Ottawa River.


A look back to the Ottawa shoreline gives us the familiar landmarks of the Hill and the Chateau Laurier.


And a little while later brought me to the other side of that view, with the Rideau Canal crossing beneath the Mackenzie King Bridge. The National Arts Centre accompanies Parliament Hill on the left bank, while the Government Conference Centre accompanies the Chateau on right. I love photographing this stretch of water.


A few days later, one morning in the Glebe, I noticed another rainbow shortly after dawn.


These last two include Fourth Avenue Baptist Church.


40 comments:

  1. A rainbow 🌈 is always a wonderful view!

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  2. Love rainbows but the sculpture kind of reminds me of a wishbone.

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  3. I love rainbows. Look so like our afternoon or evening sky minus the rainbow.

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  4. That's nice to show some photos of the place where you live ! I like the rainbow long time I haven't seen one !

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  5. So nice to see the rainbows. Did you make a lot of wishes?

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  6. Beautiful views of the river and the rainbows!
    Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  7. Your odds and ends are very pleasing, William.

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  8. ...a day with a rainbow is a special day.

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  9. @italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Amy: I can see that.

    @Nancy: they were quite a sight.

    @Gattina: aside from rainbows seen in waterfall spray, these were the first I'd seen in a couple of years.

    @Jan: yes it is.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Marianne: yes: confusion for my enemies. :)

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: thanks.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

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  10. It was pleasant strolling in the city.

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  11. Great rainbows...always fun to capture.

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  12. Rainbows are always a pretty sight.

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  13. Lots of rainbows. I really like the shot with the tour boat.

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  14. I think rainbows make people happy :0) me, for sure.

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  15. I always enjoy the odds and ends. And the rainbow shots can be hard to capture. Well done.

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  16. Rainbows are always a beautiful sight.

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  17. Me encantan las imágenes en que aparece el arcoiris, aunque las pocas veces que me lo he encontrado no he llevado la cámara encima.

    Que tengas un excelente fin de semana.

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  18. @Catarina: it was.

    @Sharon: they are.

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Anvilcloud: I do indeed.

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Klara: me too.

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Ventana: thanks.

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  19. Your beautiful rainbow photos brighten my day. Thank you!

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  20. Always love seeing a rainbow.

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  21. Rainbows always make me smile!!

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  22. I could not get up that early, even for rainbows.

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  23. I salute your rainbows and enjoy these walks, William

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  24. Thank you for the reminder for November I completely missed October when it arrived! Great big mess though that will be something to see. Your rainbows are outstanding as well as your other out and about photos, what a lovely city you live in. Thanks for sharing these precious moments around town.

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    1. I have my post ready to go. One part an ugly mess, one part appealing messes.

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    1. It had been awhile since I'd seen proper rainbows.

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  26. Always nice to see rainbows ...

    All the best Jan

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  27. The last rainbow I saw was in Montreal, when I dined with a friend for the first time in almost 5 years, and it was on a rooftop patio.
    We both thought the rainbow was fitting, like it belonged to an old teacher who just passed away and he wanted to let us know he was okay.
    Rainbows are pretty magical things to see. Your pictures of them are terrific. :D

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    1. Rainbows seem elusive. It had been a long time before these that I had seen a proper one.

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