The Château Laurier hotel is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, having opened in 1912. It is one of Canada's iconic railway hotels, and the old Ottawa train station is located just across the street. Other famous Canadian railway hotels include the Château Frontenac in Quebec City and the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta.
In the foreground are the Rideau Locks, which lead down to the Ottawa River. The locks are opened manually to allow the boats to pass.
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macjake (48349) 2012-11-28 16:19
its great to see photos of very good quality from Ottawa.
I lived here for 4 years, so i remember the area well.
the Rideau Locks are unmistakeable.
this is a different composition, an acute angle, i like it, it works well.
fine sharpness and lighting.
enjoy your day
cargus (7704) 2012-11-28 21:42
An beautiful architectural scene,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
HimalAnda (7710) 2012-11-28 23:32
The composition is very good, the colors are nice.
This is a beautiful picture, congratulations.
Flavia (10352) 2012-12-03 5:01
Nice to revisit a city I used to visit very often, enjoyed a lot walking around this area.
nice composition includind the lock and all the elements around the chateaux.
dta (59121) 2012-12-03 5:10
Hello Caleb ,
I like the angle of view on this old building . The composition , too , with the good balance provided by the presence of the black metalic element in the FG .
holmertz (33511) 2012-12-04 11:57
Architectural tastes have certainly changed a lot in 100 years. This majestic Railway Hotel reminds me more of a central European 17th century palace. You found a good POV which also takes in the interesting locks, making this not just an attractive photo but also an informative one.
- Copyright: Caleb Ficner (kwekwekan) (866)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-10
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS8
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-28 16:12