Doors Open Ottawa celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022 and took place in June. This was an opportunity to visit a wide variety of venues that often have limited or no access to the public. After being online only due to the pandemic, the in-person format was resumed for many of the 2022 venues.
I visited three venues, either with a friend or on my own. The third venue, which is the subject of this journal entry, was Beechwood Cemetary. The other two were Rideau Hall and Cumberland Heritage Village.
Beechwood Cemetary consists of 160 acres of landscaped grounds and century-old trees. It is operated by a not-for-profit organization and has been designated as a National Historic Site. The National Miltary Cemetary and RCMP National Memorial Cemetary occupy part of the site.
Guided tours were available during Doors Open, but since I've visited the cemetery several times I preferred to explore on my own. My last visit was in December 2021, and in that case, I tried a dreamy black and white treatment. This time around I again had black and white in mind but was eager to use my infrared-converted camera with the trees in full leaf.