By: Lesley

Mar 10 2012

Category: bridges, Ottawa


Focal Length:13.7mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

This is an archival photo of the Rideau Canal with the Laurier Avenue Bridge is the background and the Mackenzie King Bridge in the foreground. Somehow, I wouldn’t be surprised if the canal looked similar to this even now! The bridges were named after former Prime Ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950 and Canada’s longest serving PM) and Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1914) after whom the street was named. Another view, taken on the same rainy day, can be seen here.

Participating in Sunday Bridges


12 comments on “Rideau”

  1. A nice photo that is nicely framed.

  2. Nice photo. There seem to be quite a few bridges over the canal as I see another one in the distance.

  3. I think these two bridges are quite attractive side by side. The way you composed it is so nice. The lights on the upper bridge are so nice. Great capture. genie

  4. Lesley, this reminded me very much of walking along the Tiber in Rome just down from the Vatican … it was quite empty like this, with very mucky environment. It also has a massive graffiti explaining the birth of Rome with the suckling wolves, Romulus and Remus.

  5. this would be such a picturesque spot for skating on the canal (when it freezes over)!

  6. What an impressive bridge.

  7. Nice bridges. I bet the people appreciate having so many ways to get across the canal. Lots of towns have so few ways to get across waterways that traffic really backs up. – Margy

  8. Very nice composition in this photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  9. There are a few bridges in your photo, as far as I can see. Awesome capture and composition.

  10. in Windsor Uni, I stayed at Laurier Hall. I didn’t know or care who he was. No I am interested, thanks. You on Facebook too?

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