Saturday, July 2, 2022

Odds, Ends, And Impossible Negotiations

I have some odds and ends today. This is the worksite for the future main branch of the Ottawa Library, a joint project with Library and Archives Canada, which will also have some space here. Work is coming along. I am periodically documenting the project. 

Late in May I stopped at St. Matthew's in the Glebe. This sign on a bulletin board in the basement made me laugh.

A number of utility boxes in the downtown core are brightly decorated with a fashion theme. These two are close together.

I was considering this for the theme day. This is one of the skylights in the Rideau Centre mall.

A short walk west, one of the iconic spots in the city, over the Rideau Canal with the landmarks to the north.

On the other shore, I descended into Confederation Park and photographed the staircase coming down from the bridge. It has a new design painted onto it this year by artist Natalie Very B., titled Mother Nature.

Back up onto the bridge itself, these caught my eye.

And then I headed for the NAC for the shots I featured yesterday. I took time to photograph the Ottawa Convention Centre, aka the Shaw Centre.

Neighbouring to the north, the government conference centre and the Chateau Laurier.

The day before the first day of summer, I was at Lansdowne Park and took these two shots at dawn. The first was on the east ridge of the stadium.

A few minutes later I took this shot on the west side of the stadium.


  1. Fabulous Skylight photo and the curved roof of the Convention Center. Plus the sweet little white flowers.

  2. Really interesting odds and ends.

  3. I got a chuckle out of the church organist joke too.

  4. Las cajas tienen una buena decoración y las imágenes que has tomado de la ciudad, me han hecho conocer su belleza.

  5. ...Ottawa is a diverse and exciting city!

  6. I like the art on the stairs. Great idea!

  7. It’s quite an eclectic post although I am not sure if that is exactly the right word. You know what I mean though. Fun church sign.

  8. The staircase has a wonderful new design.

  9. I always like the Rideau Canal.

  10. I enjoyed seeing your odds and ends, a very nice variety.

  11. I like the odds and ends too.

  12. Nice collection.
    Greetings from "orvokki4you"

  13. Such a great collection of photos. The library looks like quite a huge project!!

  14. @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Gemel: I thought so.

    @David: it's a good one.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Tom: very much so.

  15. @Iris: me too.

    @Italiafinlandia: it stands out.

    @Marie: it certainly is.

    @Anvilcloud: I do!

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Jan: it's a good one.

  16. @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Red: I do too.

    @Bill: thanks.

    @RedPat: they're good.

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Happyone: it's a big one indeed.

  17. I really like the vintage looking ones, one of them reminds me of Audrey Hepburn

  18. Your joke in the second photo too funny! I enjoyed all of your odds and ends especially the clouds and blue skies what a gorgeous day all around!

  19. That is a fabulous skylight photograph ...

    All the best Jan