I return today to Winterlude 2020 (this has been a long retrospective, and I swear, it doesn't look like this anymore). One day I was on the Bank Street Bridge and photographed the Canal, both east and west.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Perspectives From The Canal Surface
Down below, I took a shot of the bridge from the ice surface.
By contrast, the same view at night.
On another day I went for a walk on the ice on a bright sunny day. I started by accessing the Canal at Lansdowne.
My path led for the downtown, with the Flora Bridge gracefully spanning the Canal.
A short walk beyond is the inlet for Patterson Creek, which emerges from under this stone bridge and joins the Canal.
The ice is cleared up to an island in the background and counts as part of the length of the Canal skateway.
Coming back out, I looked back.
And then carried on, past the next bridge, the Pretoria Bridge.
Around the last bend in the Canal is this final stretch. The Corktown Bridge is another pedestrian bridge like the Flora, linking Centretown with Sandy Hill and the University of Ottawa.
My last view for today: from on top of the Corktown Bridge looking back where I'd come from.