Some odds and ends from around the city over the last few weeks today and tomorrow. I begin at Lansdowne Park, where in early July I attended a sports event. Women's rugby, with four national teams from Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia participating. Canada and New Zealand were on the field. This is the first time I've ever seen the game played.
I try checking in on this project regularly. On Lebreton Flats, the future main branch of the Ottawa Public Library is being built. When finished, it will share space with Library and Archives Canada. I took this on a day coming back from Portage Bridge, with dramatic skies.
Unsettled weather has seemed to dominate our summer, along with smoky days. These dramatic cloud formations were above Dundonald Park on my way home one evening.
Utility boxes here tend to have art painted or applied to them by some means. Such is the case in the Glebe, where this one at Central Park has in the last few months become quite cheerfully painted.
Another unsettled evening, going home.
The street here features two Chinese winged lions, it looks- part of a pattern of varied statues paired together through the Chinatown neighbourhood going west from here.
Another sign of summer- these blooms.
Late in July, I took this shot at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church downtown. Their sympathies are obvious.
I go down to the Portage Bridge a couple of times each month to photograph the view downstream for a post I'll show you later in the year. I waited until nearly the end of July, and a sunset visit. As it turned out, I couldn't have asked for better conditions, getting a rainbow out of it. This view was not from the main channel of the Ottawa River, but one of the secondary channels, as the river passes around a set of islands here. Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, and Library and Archives Canada are seen here on the Ottawa shore. I might use the first of these shots for my summer header next year.