A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme for the first of April is My Favourite Toy.
I have some odds and ends for you today. In February, I was over to photograph the view towards Parliament Hill from an overlook at the Alexandra Bridge. I noticed ice on the rock wall of Kiweki Point, aka Nepean Point, and crossed the roadway to photograph after I was done at the overlook.
On another winter's day I was on Wellington Street, where a large ridge of snow lay between me and the street itself. The Parliamentary block used by the prime minister and his staff is in the background. For perspective, the snowbank was taller than me.
One evening in the Glebe, I stopped to photograph the last light of day at Abbotsford House.
Another day in the Glebe, several murals were my subject. This Frida is at a restaurant patio.
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church is nearby.
Across the yard from the church is this mural on the neighbouring building.
Another mural is close by.
And across the street, this one.
Another Frida: this one is on the wall of a Mexican restaurant, by a local artist, Jocelyn Galipeau.
This is also by Galipeau, taken some days later late in the day. Despite the name, Jocelyn is a guy. I've seen him at work on this one, which was done a year or two back, at the north end of the neighbourhood.
The squirrel's expression is perfect.
And I have a sunset shot, close by, in Central Park, a ribbon of low lying parkland in the north end of the neighbourhood. I'm photographing here at least once a month for a post I'll have at the end of April, documenting the change in the park from winter into spring. You may remember that from previous years.
We'll be back here tomorrow.
But one last shot, taken just yesterday. There's a street festival downtown on Bank Street this weekend, and the sound of drums and indigenous voices drew me close. Five First Nations drummers were beating the drum between them and singing in that way that is so distinctly their own.