Thursday, November 18, 2021

Rideau Hall Stroll

Beginning today, here we have a look across from the main gate for Rideau Hall to the statue of Queen Elizabeth presently residing at the roundabout between here and 24 Sussex across the street.

These trees are along the walkway.

Stepping onto the property itself, paths lead in two directions. One at left leads towards the Hall and other buildings on site. The one on right leads towards the rose garden. There are many trees on the property, and many of those have small signs below them designated who planted them. It's been a tradition of official visits for world leaders and royals to do this.

Here's a look back at the visitor centre. It had been a couple of years since I was last here; Covid had pretty much closed off the property last year, and this visit still found the Hall itself closed for tours, but the grounds were open.

Along the path one finds interpretive display panels on occasion. This one relates to a totem pole on site, given to one of the last of the British-born governor-generals, Lord Alexander.

It's there, nestled away in the trees.

Here it is closer up. We'll pick up here tomorrow.


  1. You have so many nice parks to walk in. They are so spacious, peaceful and clean.

  2. I specially like the second photo with the red leaves. Such pretty Autumn colours :)

  3. Your trees are in the same state as ours ! Some leaves still remaining and very colorful !

  4. So nice to see Queen Elisabeths resting house!wow i would like to live like that tooBeautiful park to walk in :)))

  5. Hello,

    Beautiful trees, I love both the yellows and the red colors. Have a great day!

  6. I expect that I will be contacted before my next visit to Ottawa in order that I may plant a tree. Be sure to be present with your camera, William.

  7. Love the colors of the trees. And yes - I needed the close up of the totem!

  8. looks like you had the place to yourself!

  9. Love that header. The light in the last two photos make them my favourites.

  10. A nice variety of fall colours again.
    Fortunately, I have in the Ecocathedral a small place that can match it

  11. It’s an interesting place for a tour, both inside and out.

  12. All paint worthy photos! A lovely tour.

  13. @Nancy: this is a good place.

    @Sami: very much so.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Gattina: these were past their prime, but still attractive.

    @Anita: the manor itself pretty much is a castle.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: will do!

    @Iris: it's quite a totem.

    @Tom: nearly. There were others about.

    @Jennifer: i got the colours on a good day.

    @Marie: thank you.

    @Jan: no doubt!

    @Anvilcloud: it is.

    @Magiceye: definitely.

    @Jennifer: that they are.

  14. Not many other people wandering about!

  15. Wow, some beautiful trees in this post.

  16. The trees are looking good, nice and colourful.

  17. It would be interesting to see the names of people who planted trees.

  18. @RedPat: no, there were more groundskeepers than other visitors, but a handful of people on a stroll.

    @Sharon: definitely!

    @Bill: that they were.

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Red: I've done so in the past, since any tree that was planted by a dignitary gets a small plaque below it.

  19. Hay buenas composiciones en tus imágenes y todas ellas tienen una especial belleza.

  20. The grounds are really beautiful, William.

  21. The colours in the trees are absolutely fabulous. The totem pole a work of art.

  22. Lovely, colorful and scenic stroll ~ great shots!

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. Feels like I was relaxing there at my ease with a good guide. Thank you William