architecture

Waiting…

I recently purchased a new-to-me (used) car. A Volkswagen 2014 Jetta TDI. My previous Jetta was in slow decline, and as I needed new winter and summer tires going forward, it was time to look for something new.

Of course, with all the current social distancing stuff going on, where is one to go? To watch trains of course!

I drove down to Brockville and hung out at the VIA station for the morning. I had tips that there would be a few trains in the morning. As usual, there is a lot of waiting for something to happen. The visible signal lights indicated something was coming, it was just the “when” part that needed filling in.

To pass the time I walked up and down the platform and looked around and snapped various pictures. Most were just throw-aways, or test of different features on the Fuji X-Pro2. These were a couple interesting ones though.

An apartment building across the street. Possibly a hotel back in the day for travellers taking the train.
Accidental art. Paint splatter on the ground in a shelter, framed by shadow.

Its in the Details

When you look at the parliamentary buildings, especially the Centre Block, you see lots of details, sculptures and carvings. If you take the time to look up at some of the other buildings around the area, there are numerous little figures and details everywhere.

Like this sleepy guy. This is over what is really a side entrance to one of the supreme court buildings.

I may take some time soon to just photograph the various mini works around the city some day soon.

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Peace Tower Perspective

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa is a well known, much photographed location. So how does one do something different with it?

I went up to the arch leading into the Centre Block that includes the peace tower and shot straight up.

I used the Fuji X100T with the black and white film simulation. The JPG looks great. It has a 1950s feel to it.

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