Spring has arrived in the Nation’s Capital. I am enjoying living in the downtown core as Ottawa is a delightful mix of new and old.
Years of neglect on this old theatre is clear in the is detail.
A modern steel and glass low-rise office building on Lisgar Street.
Sun filtering through clouds to the west highlighting the white marble of L’esplanade Laurier’s east tower against the leaden sky to the east.
George Albert Snider operated a photo studio here from the 1890’s. His Ghost sign was revealed when the adjacent build was torn down during the 1990’s.
The opposite corner we see a just completed metal and glass tower.
This facade cried out Black and White, perspective corrected in Photoshop. The reflected sunlight playing across the surface boosted the textures. Architect W. C. Beattie to designed this Art Deco style office building in 1934.
The Slater Building has a marvelous 1894 design. Again called out B&W to me. Minor perspective adjustment in Photoshop.
The modern Thomas D’Arcy McGee Building, named for the Father of Canadian Confederation, that was assassinated near the site of this building.