I left off yesterday with close ups of leaves turning colours. So I begin with that today.
I carried on along Sussex Drive. One of the landmarks along this road is this formidable building housing labs for the National Research Council, a government science organization.
A bridge lies ahead here, with red trees on this side of it.
This cluster of buildings started out as Ottawa's City Hall, but is today known as the Diefenbaker Building, an annex for the foreign ministry. It lies on Green Island, where the Rideau River splits in two branches and meets the Ottawa River.
Here's the west branch of the Rideau River, with the parkland of Green Island on the other shore.
And here we are on Green Island properly.
There are several monuments on and around Green Island, most of a military subject. Two of them are seen across the grass here- the globe at centre marks a Second World War monument for Canadian and other Allied airmen. Off to the right, a curving wall is dedicated to Canadians who fought in the Spanish Civil War.
More close ups of fall colours.
I crossed the east branch of the Rideau River. Both branches plunge into the Ottawa River as the Rideau Falls. Across the river on the Gatineau shore is the wooded Leamy Lake Park, while the Gatineau Hills can be seen on the horizon.
Along the east shore of the Rideau River, this pavilion houses space for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
What was founded as a village in the 19th century- New Edinburgh- lies on the east shore of the river and is now a neighbourhood in Ottawa as a whole.