I went out one evening, before a significant snowfall, to photograph Christmas lights. I start with the grounds at Ottawa City Hall, where trees had lights strung up and a large wreath was hung near the main entrance. The skating rink at left was in use.
Across the street lies Confederation Park. The lighting here is different, with coloured lights projected onto the trunks of the trees, and snowglobes hanging from some of them.
Just up the street at the National Arts Centre, I took these two shots, with the government conference centre in the background of the first. The statue is Alexander Hamilton Gault, a businessman, politician, and traveller who organized and led the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment in the First World War.
And across the street is the National War Memorial, surrounded this time of year with Christmas lights.
I headed to Parliament Hill for something I'll be showing you over the next couple of posts. For today, I leave off with this view across the street at the only Parliamentary block not officially on the Hill, since the Parliamentary district is deemed to be on the north side of Wellington Street. This houses the offices of the prime minister and his staff.
Wonderful lighting, beautifully captured.ReplyDelete
Quite a lot of lights.ReplyDelete
You have been busy photographing all these light installations.ReplyDelete
Yes I have.Delete
I like the coloured trees, especially the park around the National War Memorial is beautiful.ReplyDelete
It is a real contradiction that we encourage energy conservation and then bedeck the streets with all these lights.ReplyDelete
The lights at night are so pretty, a joy to see. Take care, enjoy the last days of 2022!
...David has a good point.ReplyDelete
The lights shining on the trunks is different and beautiful!ReplyDelete
It's a good concept.Delete
You are supplying us with lights that we don’t see to the same extent in smaller communities.ReplyDelete
They're big here.Delete
Wonderful to see these pretty lights.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I really like the tree trunks all lit up.ReplyDelete
I do too.Delete
Colorfully lit trees look amazing in the dark.ReplyDelete
Good luck for 2023!
Lots of lights these days. Not much red and green but lots of purple. Is purple the new Christmas color? I wonder what this area looked in Christmas of 1950?ReplyDelete
So it seems.Delete
Lots of beauty shines with those festive lights. Nice photograpy, William.ReplyDelete
The trees lit like that is a nice touch.ReplyDelete
I think so.Delete
Wow! Always wonderful night shots from you ~ pretty scenes ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
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Aproveito para desejar um excelente Ano Novo.ReplyDelete
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
The lights are beautiful and it was lovely to see your photos:)ReplyDelete
So great that Xmas lights are still on after Xmas. The garden looks a different sort of vibe tooReplyDelete
They'll be on into early January.Delete
Me pongo al día con las últimas aportaciones de la NavidadReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing your photographs, they show the lights so well.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I thought so.Delete
A winter wonderland.ReplyDelete
These are lovely! Thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
I used to love the drive from our former home out Hunt Club, all the way up to my B.I.L. home in Chelsea during the Christmas season. The LIGHTS!!ReplyDelete
That's a long drive.Delete
You have a beautiful city and they do a wonderful job with it!ReplyDelete
Very, very pretty! You have captured it all beautifully. Thanks for sharing William!ReplyDelete