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.

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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:

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

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

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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:

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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.

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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. 🙂

Ottawa

Hi, I was in Ottawa last weekend for a conference, so I’ve been invisible to WordPress for a few days while getting ready to travel, traveling, and recovering from traveling, LOL.

I will post something more over the weekend, but first would like to say how wonderful a city Ottawa is, and how sorry I was to learn that people and the government there have been attacked this week.  I walked by the war monument each day that I was there, and took several photos.  It’s a beautiful place, the people all over the city were very friendly, and OMG the bus system is amazingly efficient.  My first trip to Canada.  I hope it won’t be my last.  If anyone can help me find a job there, I would be eternally grateful!

A few pics from the area….

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