Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Flowers and People on a Cool Spring Evening

A nasty storm ripped through Ottawa last night bringing much colder air to the area. But despite the cool temperatures, there were still signs in the Byward Market that spring has finally and definitely arrived. For one thing, the flower vendors are leaving their bouquets outside overnight since they don't have to worry about frost. I took a photo of these flowers through a chain link fence. I was impressed how vibrant their colours were.

The layers of colours almost make the flowers look like abstract swirling patterns of pink and yellow and green and blue. Eye candy indeed!

There were a lot of people in the Market this evening as well. These young people were eating ice cream despite the cold wind and seemed to be having a good time. 

When I went into the Rideau Centre to get out of the cold, I saw this woman sitting on a bench near the cosmetic counter of a large store. I love the contrast between this woman and the woman in the poster for Lancome beauty products in the background - a contrast between reality and fantasy. Both woman are sitting with their legs crossed but other than that, they are utterly different.  

On my way back to my apartment, I passed by Zaks restaurant, which is one of the more fun places to eat. Going into Zaks is like going back in time to the 1950's because of the neon lights, the booths, the juke boxes and the menu (mostly burgers). It presents a colourful picture on a cool spring evening.


Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Love those flower shots! People watching in the city is almost as much fun as bird watching in the country. I always enjoy your observations.

Ronna said...

What Jen said. Me too!