Monday, August 1, 2022

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Wood

The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo. Check out how other members of the group are interpreting the theme, Wood, right at this link.

On a hot day in mid-July I was out and about. I stopped on Parliament Hill, where this is one of the doors leading into East Block. I also took a close up.

I headed over to Major's Hill, where I took this shot of the Hill looming above the Ottawa River. The steep slope of the Hill is heavily timbered.

Turning around- some of the trees here in the park.

A short walk away in the park is this sculpture. Twist 1.5 is a 1978 work by Alex Wyse and Ken Guild. It mimics the spiral motif often found in nature, and is made of British Columbia fir wood.

Across the street from the park is the Connaught Building. This is one of the entry points, with a pair of wooden doors.

My final stop of this walk was the National Arts Centre, where a large wooden staircase was built as part of the expansion project, spanning from one level of the glass enclosure to the next. It's an ideal spot for an audience for small level concerts or performances- in fact, a grand piano was behind me when I took this shot.

Up at the top is a sculpture. Clan Unity is the title of this work carved from red cedar by Dempsey Bob of the Tahltin-Tlingit. It dates to 1985 and now occupies a prominent spot in the building.


  1. Happy August, William, and thanks for following my blog. 🌈

  2. That Twist is stunning. WOW!

  3. Son todas muy representativas de la madera. La madera siempre tiene muy buena utilidad.
    Feliz semana,

  4. Nice series of wood that can be used for various purposes.

  5. A good deal of Canada's history is associated with wood, isn't it?

  6. @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Gemel: very much so.

    @Ventana: thanks.

    @Jan: I thought so.

    @David: it is.

  7. Hello,
    I love the beautiful doors and the wood carving. The sculpture is cool too. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

  8. These are great wood photos. From the beginning (trees) to beautiful wood carvings and sculptures.

  9. I do love wood sculptures. My fav is the backside of the huge Clan Unity!

  10. ...the Twist 1.5 is a favorite of mine.

  11. Those two cedar carvings are incredible.

  12. Multiple interpretations of the theme through your good eye and talented camera work! All beautilful.

  13. i was gonna ask you a comment question but you probably let yours through right away. i have my on manage cause sometimes i get silly spam comments, so i delete those. but i have noticed at times you will have comments that need to be approved. and others will go right through, without me saying publish. it is odd?? i wonder what is going on with Google these days. comments/blogger has changed. ( ;

  14. You found some great wood to admire. I think Twist is my favorite.

  15. You found some great shots for the theme. The spiral sculpture is a winner, William.

  16. Well done! I love the twist. Very nice.

  17. Wonderful theme. You chose neat subjects to photograph. Amazing how well the first door is polished. The spiral is intriguing.

  18. An eclectic assembly of pictures of wood.

  19. Suas fotos ficaram lindas e maravilhosas. Parabéns. Boa noite.

  20. All great examples of wood! Thanks.

  21. @Eileen: thank you.

    @DJan: I thought so.

    @Barbara: it's a stand out.

    @Tom: I remember how you liked it.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @Sallie: thanks.

  22. @Beth: Blogger has been screwed up for months.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Sharon: I like it.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @RedPat: I think so too.

    @Aritha: it's a popular one.

  23. @Happyone: definitely.

    @Maywyn: yes, it is.

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @Catarina: I think so.

    @Luis: thanks.

    @Karen: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: I thought so too.

  24. You found some wooden treasures!