More Ottawa Pics

Here are a few more pics from Ottawa, then I’m going to rant a bit about Ebola mania.

Ottawa was BEAUTIFUL!  Here are photos of the National War Memorial where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot.

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I don’t think these are photos of Cirillo, based on a quick Google search.  These look much younger and the insignia on their uniforms doesn’t seem to be from the same regiment (if regiment is the right word).

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This seems to be the East Block of the Parliament, with the Centre Block in the background.  Honestly, I thought the East Block was a church until I went closer and read more about it.


I spent most of my free time a little further east of Parliament Hill and the historic Rideau Canal, where there is a beautiful park and the Byward Market district.  Here is the Rideau Canal:

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Near the canal is also the Revenue Department building:


There is a park between the canal and the Byward Market:


Across the way from the park is the National Gallery of Canada.


In the park, I spied on a family taking photos while playing with the fall leaves. : )DSC00754

In the Byward Market area, there are all kinds of little stores, both for souvenirs and specialty items.  I found t-shirts for Elrond Hubby at the Roots store, and bought a bunch of semi-precious gemstones (amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, amber), some in silver settings for pendants, at a cool store called Kulu Trading.  The market itself was so colorful.  Three pics from my previous post are of the market, as well as this one:


There is also a wonderful French bakery in the Byward area, where I bought this cute gingerbread skeleton, as well as other pastries that made my waistline grow, LOL.


Another plus of Ottawa is that it was the home of one of my favorite jazz musicians, Oscar Peterson!IMG_8288

Gotta go, gonna be late for work, AGAIN.  Luckily, they don’t track my movements very closely. 🙂