I have some odds and ends today. I start with a view from early December of the Ottawa River in a place I haven't shown you before. West of the city core, out around the Lincoln Fields area, the river is wide between here and the Gatineau shore. The shot following it is from later in December, when the river was well into the process of freezing over.
This is Fallowfield Station, out in Barrhaven. It provides those who live out in the west side of the city with a train station if you're headed out to Toronto- a handy thing if you don't want to go all the way out to the main station east of the core. This also happens to be a transit station area; I was on board a city bus when I took this.
Near Fallowfield is the Longfields transit station, where a curious form of public art is situated. Bellwether is the title of a number of bronze sculptures on both sides of the station. Erin Robertson and Anna Williams created four life sized sheep and one border collie and placed them here. This one is the most accessible- most of the others, visible to the passerby on buses, are actually on the other side of the station, on a portion of the property that's actually not accessible to those on foot, so I can't get up to them and take a photo, more's the pity.
This work of art, also in Barrhaven, goes unnamed, as there was no plaque around it. This was before the snow came.
I took this back on the 6th of December, and some of you might have seen it in the Ottawa Daily Photo Facebook page, as I posted it the following day. It is a commemoration for abused and murdered women, a legacy of the mass murder of 14 women on that date in 1989 at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal by a psychotic with an intense hatred of women.
This is the Hazeldean branch of the Ottawa Public Library, situated in the Kanata area.
This plaque is outside the main entrance of the British High Commission. It pays tribute to Canadian Victoria Cross winners of the First World War.
I finish off with two shots taken late in the year. I passed beneath Plaza Bridge on the second to last evening in December. Then I took a shot of the National Arts Centre close by.