Friday, October 09, 2015

Ottawa Visit

Antique store window
Last weekend, we took a four day break to go to Ottawa.  We were going to visit my dad, just outside of Ottawa, on the Friday, but he had the flu unfortunately.  We decided to go ahead with our mini-vacation as we both needed the time away. The weather was mostly pleasant, although there was quite a cold wind coming off the Ottawa River - we counteracted that with eating out and going for long walks.  We had some memorable meals ,especially at Beckta and Town, both on Elgin Street.  We also checked out the Antique area on lower Bank Street and the Glebe, just further north from there.  No Museums this time around, as we wanted to be outside as much as possible. Here are some of the better pictures from that trip...

War Memorial
Rideau Canal Still Life
Chateau Laurier Reflection on the Rideau
Above and Below
Elgin Street at night
Architectural spine
National Gallery
Rideau Canal colours
Rideau Canal in action
Backlit Parliament building
Oh Canada!
Under construction
Pagoda detail
Sun lamp
Heading home
Sun and clouds through my sunglasses