PHOTO BLOG: Throwback Thursday: Ottawa

Remember that time I went to Ottawa and thought I could tour Parliament Hill… well I could’ve but most of it was under wraps, literally.

[To go on the guided tour inside you need to go across the street and get a voucher and from what I understand it’s a first-come-first-serve for the day. I decided to stay outside and get some fresh canal air.]

 

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Mostly I just wanted to show you guys this photo I took cause I really like the wide angle and the lighting. (Plus the sky is two different kids of clouds which is neat.)

 

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TRAVEL BLOG: O, Ottawa

In two days in Ottawa, I managed to reignite that patriotism that is often inert in us Canadians. I mean that in a positive way. Americans with their pledges of allegiance and intense love of their country are off-putting in a way that Canada’s quiet love for itself cannot compare to.

You see, not only did I have a picnic lunch on Parliament Hill, I also saw the nightly light show. While the content was basic enough – Canada’s road to confederation, mostly – the last projection morphed into the flag of Canada and sure enough, the anthem started. With thousands on their feet singing along, it was hard not to feel something.

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