Day 133 of 365

Schooner

Schooner

Model schooner by Brian.

Some years ago, Brian built a few model ships of various kinds. Some in a bottle, some larger & smaller. This was done especially for Nardin (the ship’s name is on the stern).

The wheel is carved from a single piece of wood and rotates freely. The lower boom swings about the mast. The upper boom is fixed, but was built the same as the lower one. The rigging is all tied tight. The cradle fits the hull perfectly. Each pulley has a hole in the to attach the rigging and simulate the real thing.

Beauty.

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Day 132 of 365

Ogilvy Building

Ogilvy Building

Good Friday – no traffic.

The Ogilvie Building in downtown Ottawa is being demolished. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2000, only the original 1907 building’s Rideau and Nicholas Street façades will be preserved when the building is incorporated into a planned
expansion of the downtown Rideau Centre shopping mall.

Spent some time looking over the prints made last night using fine art paper & archival inks. The detail and color rendition is quite exceptional – certainly not the results of your
average print shop. Add to that the size (larger than a monitor screen), and I’m
seeing things I didn’t notice before. A worthwhile project for anyone considering
hanging print versions of their images.

Day 131 of 365

Spring is coming

Spring is coming

Looks like spring is coming.

Went to the final print making class last night. All the preparation, fiddling, adjusting, sharpening et. al. has paid off. Ripped off 8 pretty nice images on fine art paper using an Epson 3800 printer. Most of the new prints are a result of this 365 challenge, so that, too, is paying off. 2 of them will be hanging in the Ottawa Archives Gallery on Tallwood Dr. from April 10 to May 24.

Day 125 of 365

Trusses

Trusses

Loew’s has built a new super-size store on Hunt Club – a fast growing extension of Merivale Rd. In other words – we’re being surrounded by mega retail concerns. Good
for proximity shopping, but a blight on the landscape.

This detail is from the roof of another building going up on the same lot. Just test
driving an upgrade to the ol’ standby D70.

Day 124 of 365

Lansdowne under construction

Lansdowne under construction

Lansdowne Park is a 40-acre historic sports, exhibition and entertainment facility
in the heart of the Glebe in Ottawa. In September 2007, cracks were found in Frank
Clair Stadium, necessitating the demolition of a portion of its south-side stands.

The City of Ottawa subsequently started a review to redevelop Lansdowne Park.
The redevelopment plan has been opposed by some Ottawa residents, particularly those
near the Lansdowne site. Heritage activists objected to a plan to move a heritage
building on the site.

The City of Ottawa web site on Lansdowne states simply:
Lansdowne is currently undergoing redevelopment to transform this public property
into a lively, pedestrian-oriented urban village and destination for events large
and small.

Construction will continue until 2014/2015 when Lansdowne will feature a refurbished
stadium and Civic Centre, a large urban park and a mixed-use area that includes
shops, offices and residences.

From one of the port holes in the constructin fence, workers can be seen laying out
new foundations.