Sunday, May 22, 2022

Olympians

 A few days back one morning I was at Lansdowne Park. Around the Aberdeen Pavilion, tulips can be found this time of year, some in the flowerbeds east of the building, others alongside the bushes that line the building on the north and south sides.


East of there where the path leads out towards the Canal are two beds. Here's the smaller one, with trees beyond it just starting to show blossoms.


The larger bed encircles a statue put up at the time of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, with two torch bearers. The Rideau Canal can be seen in the background here.


Taken from the east, these include the Aberdeen Pavilion in the distance.

32 comments:

  1. Wow, so colorful. From a distance, they look like autumn leaves.

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  2. The flowers surrounding the statue look stunning.

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  3. ...red and yellow is a striking color combination.

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  4. Hello,
    Love the beautiful tulips and the statue. Take care, have a great new week!

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  5. Such vibrant colours, such a joy to look at.

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  6. This is like a paradise! Beautiful flowers.

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  7. Such colorful blooms, and after seeing this post, William, I checked out the previous posts and the story about the tulip festival. These bursts of color are such a contrast to the snow and ice of the recent winter months.

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  8. Alabo el trabajo del jardinero, que tiene los jardines muy bien cuidados.
    Feliz domingo.

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  9. You sure found some beautiful tulips. Love the shots around the statutes. Have a great week.

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  10. @Linda: I can see that.

    @Joan: they do indeed.

    @italiafinlandia: definitely.

    @Tom: I think so.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @t: I agree.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Davey: it is.

    @Beatrice: very much so.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Betty: thanks.

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  11. Wonderful to stroll around in such beautiful surroundings!

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  12. I really like the yellow and red.

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  13. That red and yellow is a fabulous color combo.

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  14. The tulips around the statue are gorgeous!

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  15. That is a beautiful scene around the statue.

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  16. That single tulip in the first photo looks so beautiful.

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  17. @Magiceye: it is.

    @Red: I do too.

    @Jeanie: very much so.

    @Marie: I think so too.

    @MDP: thank you.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Sharon: it does.

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  18. Flower heaven in Ottawa ~ great photos ~


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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Oh, what glorious colors. Tweeted.

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  20. The red and yellow work so well together.

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  21. All are lovely photographs, but I especially like the one with the flowers surrounding the statue.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Oh my william! This is so beautiful every year thank you

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  23. The golden tulips are worthy of an Olympian -- I feel honored to see these pictures!!

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  24. I like that big round bed of tulips.

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  25. todays my birthday. thanks for the flowers. lol. pretty. ( ;

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  26. @Carol: a good term.

    @Janey: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Gemel: they do.

    @Jan: as do I.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Sallie: thank you.

    @Joanne: they are.

    @Jan: me too.

    @Beth: a belated Happy Birthday!

    @Jennifer: yes, they are.

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