Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ends And Odds

More odds and ends today. On the same day as yesterday when I left off on the Alexandra Bridge, I departed and headed alongside the National Gallery of Canada, photographing the facade and Notre Dame beyond it.

This view includes Maman, the spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois.

Fire And Ice is a downtown street festival that usually ties into Winterlude. Of course Winterlude didn't happen this year, but the event happened. It was just delayed into March because of that whole trucker convoy occupation unpleasantness. I passed by one morning and this set of illuminated beams caught my eye. The lights changed as I walked around them.

At the end of March while in Hintonburg, a store display caught my eye.

And on the same day, in Little Italy, I noticed a neighbourhood cat sniffing around. A definite cutie.

In the first half of April I was in Nepean one day when it was off and on rain. This dramatic sky was a rainfall after it had parted.

And one last shot for today, taken a few days ago. On May 5th, the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne was hosting an embassy event for the Netherlands, marking Liberation Day. These large tulips out front were part of the set up as I was passing by while staff were setting things up inside.


  1. The illuminated sculpture is very eye-catching - and what a beautiful cat.

  2. The tulip display is perhaps a sign that life is returning to normal in Ottawa.

  3. What a great collection of photos. Pretty kitty! The illuminated beams and the tulips are beautiful. Take care, have a great day!

  4. Wonderful shots of the cat and a great finish of course.

  5. ...I love the lit arches.

  6. @Italiafinlandia: me too.

    @John: the cat was a cutie.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: hopefully.

    @Eileen: the cat of course appeals to me.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Tom: so do I.

  7. You'll have Tulipfest, won't you?! I hope so. I enjoy your photos of them. I like the lights in this post. (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario !

  8. You are out so early before everyone else.

  9. Lovely variety of photos ~ that sweet kitty looks very healthy ~ pretty ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. I remember Maman, brrrr... the beams are beautiful.
    The cat with that sign :-) And nice last one, too.

  11. I love the gigantic wooden tulips :) That Fire and Ice festival would have been great to see.

  12. Different view of the church there. Good eye.

  13. The second photo is a stunning one. And of course the kitty is the star here.

  14. @Jennifer: they are coming. I've been taking photos and have some posts set up.

    @Marie: I think so.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @RedPat: some days, yes.

    @Carol: I wonder what Angel would have thought of the kitty.

    @Iris: I like Maman.

    @Sami: I've seen bits of it in the past.

    @Anvilcloud: thank you.

    @Whisk: thanks.

    @Gemel: I agree.

    @Joanne: me too.

  15. That gorgeous cat looks like my Stimpy came back to life in Canada. He was a great cat, but Orange Boys usually are! Love that lighting installation. That's fascinating.

  16. You live in a very interesting place, so many things to see, I'm liking the giant tulips and coloured beams.