Tuesday, November 9, 2021

One Sunny Afternoon In The Park

I came up into Major's Hill Park from the north side, and took this view looking over to the National Gallery and Notre Dame. The flower beds had been dug up for the planting of tulip bulbs by this time.

This view looks south towards the Chateau. East Block on Parliament Hill is visible at right.

The foundations of a home are still visible here. This was the home of Colonel John By and his family during the time of the building of the Canal. By is the British military engineer who led the project, and is considered the founder of Ottawa.

A look at the Ottawa River from up here.

Major's Hill Park is a delight to see on a sunny fall day.

Here we have the statue of Colonel By, standing looking west. 

A work of art, Twist 1.5, which I've shown before, lies at the southeast portion of the park, with the Connaught Building behind it.

This shot rounds out this visit, taken from the terrace below the Chateau Laurier. A look out onto the Rideau Canal, with fall colours lining up beside the Bytown Museum.

One more shot, this one taken in Dundonald Park, a close up of leaves, taken on another day.


  1. Mighty river again, but I love especially the last pic.

  2. It truly is a delight on a fall day.

  3. It looks like a beautiful spot especially on a lovely the autumn day.

  4. heel mooi dit park en de kathedraal in herfstsfeer,super

  5. Wonderful fall colours again, William. I would like to make some colourful too, but it's constantly grey and clouded overhere.

  6. Hello,
    The trees and colors are beautiful in the sunlight.
    Take care, have a happy day!

  7. @Iris: thank you.

    @Gemel: it was.

    @Rosemary: indeed.

    @Bas: thank you.

    @Jan: we've had sunny days lately.

    @Eileen: they certainly are.

  8. ...Ottawa has so many wonderful open spaces! I remember the twist 1.5.

  9. Beautiful views of river and park. Love the autumn colours.

  10. That second last scene is my favourite.

  11. The nice thing is that the way you post, I can still enjoy fall colour even though it is all but over.

  12. @Tom: it's a good sculpture.

    @Nancy: I do too.

    @Marie: thanks.

    @Sandi: thank you.

    @Catarina: thanks.

    @Anvilcloud: that's the idea.

  13. Beautiful. I always like seeing the Bytown Museum for some reason. It looks so nice sitting there.

  14. The park looks great in the sunshine.

  15. Lovely photos
    Whenever I see an expanse of lawn in the fall, I think of tag football.

  16. A sunny November day is a great day to go walking. Pictures are beautiful.

  17. This is great to see the sun. It just clouded over!

  18. Entramos en un tiempo, que ya apetece el sol...lejos ya de los más de 40º, que hemos tenido este verano por aquí.

    Un paseo muy agradable, con bellas fotografías.

  19. Beautiful scenes around the park. That must have been a wonderful walk.

  20. @RedPat: it is a good museum.

    @Sharon: it does.

    @Maywyn: or capture the flag.

    @Aritha: thank you.

    @Happyone: thanks.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Jennifer: today was mostly cloudy.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Denise: it was indeed.

  21. A delightful day in the park ~ lovely photos ~ ^_^

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. You picked a fabulous day for a walk -- beautiful skies, wonderful color.