Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 26, 2008

We're finally getting a whiff of Spring here.
March 25, 2008
I took this photo of the construction site early in the morning when the light was low and golden. It was still minus 12C that morning but the sun was strong.
March 25, 2008
This is a slightly different view of the site, showing the progress that is being made. I'm still surprised that they are using 2x4 construction in the walls, but then, I don't know what they are using for floors.
March 25, 2008
All winter, they've been plowing some of the paths off to one side. Now we have to walk through mud.
March 25, 2008
This also shows me that when people pave where people have worn a path, they often make a more "artistic" path and don't go where people (and plows) naturally tend go. Of course, they may have just wanted to make the path cross the street at right angles to make it safer.
March 25, 2008
This photo shows how much the snow has melted under its own steam, so-to-speak. Plows and shovels don't go into this centre island and so any snow that fell on it, stays on it. At one point, you couldn't see the top of the stylized "N" that holds the Nepean bell but now you can see quite a lot of it.
March 25, 2008
This is the snow bank near the Centrepointe Theatre, which faces roughly west. It hadn't started to melt yesterday morning when I took this picture but it is dripping today!


bikerider said...

I was surprised by how much seems to have melted just today! And here I went and bought a bus pass yesterday, since it was so cold the last two days, I figured it was take another 3-4 weeks before I could begin commuting by bicycle. If this keeps up, we may be riding (for fun) in another 10 days! :)

Granny J said...

So are they actually out there in the cold cold doing construction? I should think they'd wait for better weather!

JuliaR said...

Bikerider, pump up my tyres, grease my chain and I'm there!

Granny J, they have been working on this all winter. They dug the foundations before it froze and then they have been pouring foundations. Now they are starting on the superstructure. I would rather have a pre-fab house that was constructed in a controlled environment but after a few years, the whole thing dries out. Which is why I won't be buying any of those units new. :)