Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Monday, February 27, 2023
It is my tradition twice a month to come out to the Portage Bridge, where it crosses the Ottawa River from Ottawa into Gatineau, and from Ontario into Quebec. My purpose is to photograph this view downstream through changing seasons. Landmarks featured here include the Alexandra Bridge, Nepean Point, the National Gallery, Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, and Victoria Island.
I start today with a view taken early last September on a sunny day.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
A reminder to users of Blogger: the site is still doing that thing of sending real comments into spam, so check your folders daily.
I have some odds and ends from the last few weeks today. This first one is from the beginning of the month, taken in Westboro, where there was a lot of snow around this church that is home to two congregations: All Saints Anglican and First United.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Every once in awhile I show you the progress of the work at Lebreton Flats on what will be a joint building for the Ottawa Public Library and Library And Archives Canada. The work will continue for some years before it's ready to open, and the building has been given a name: Adisoke. The indigenous word is Anishinaabe, meaning the telling of stories. The future main branch of the city's library will be here, and the federal government agency will share some space here too.
At the current main branch, admittedly not a good design (Brutalist architecture rarely is), out in the main foyer are a series of posters and design sketches. The concepts have been out there for awhile, and the design, strongly influenced by indigenous culture, certainly appeals to me.