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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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My Ottawa Photoblog

Hey guys, I've been really inspired by a few members in this forum that I decided to start my very own photo thread. Since I live in Ottawa, most of the pictures will be from there... although I do make occasional trips to Montreal and Toronto, so don't count out a change of venue from time to time.

As for my first entry, I had a few moments to kill on a Sunday afternoon and decided to snap a few pics around the University of Ottawa and Parliament Hill. Hope you guys enjoy!

The new Desmarais building (at Ottawa U), which has done wonders for the area.









Lord Elgin Hotel





Department of National Defense



Chateau Laurier and the War Monument





National Arts Centre



Westin Hotel



Parliament Hill







The Langevin Block





Skyline Shot



West Block



East Block



Peace Tower viewed from the west side



The Canadian Parliamentary Cats!!





Ottawa River with Gatineau, Quebec in the background



Gatineau office towers



Canadian Museum of Civilization



Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge



Library of Parliament





Statue of Samuel de Champlain



National Art Gallery



A different perspective





American Embassy



Rideau Canal





Other random pictures...





Rideau Street





New condo: 90 George



New condos: Claridge Plaza







Looking down Dalhousie, toward the Foreign Affairs building



And a few skyline shots from my Bf's appartment








That's it! Hope you enjoyed!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:46 AM   #2
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Amazing city and beautiful pictures

Keep them coming!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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Thanks!

...and I plan on it.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:13 AM   #4
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Gridsky, this is marvellous!! I am so happy you started a photothread. Ottawa is particularly gorgeous in the Autumn and the Spring, and I look forward to seeing more of your brilliant pictures!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:22 AM   #5
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Heyy!! It's my city of birth. Thanks...
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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:40 AM   #6
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Nice thread. Thanks. The Library of Parliament looks sensational. The American embassy looks like a prison. Looking forward to more. Cheers.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 08:00 AM   #7
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Nice pictures of the Canadian capital. Parliamentary cats? It was more like racoons when I was there this summer.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 10:11 AM   #8
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thanks for the awesome pics!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:31 PM   #9
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Interesting shots, thank you very much for sharing!

The first lot contained a lot of concrete, I'm glad to see that Ottawa is far from being overrun with concrete (thankfully).
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Old October 21st, 2008, 07:35 PM   #10
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Very nice phototour Ottawa is very nice
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:10 PM   #11
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So many castles, as in fairy tale ;-)
Great pics btw :-)
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:16 PM   #12
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Great shots! I love seeing someone else's view of Ottawa.

From the pictures, I'm guessing your b\f lives in Sandy Hill, maybe somewhere around Chapel and Laurier? I love that neighborhood.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 09:33 AM   #13
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Any of the Rideau Canal or Lansdowne Park? Thank you for posting. Keep them coming!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #14
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niceee pictures...i was always curious of that new ottawa u building...wat is it for??do students live there?? lol i dont know or are there a lot of class rooms on each floor...thats a lot of...class rooms.. =\
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Old November 19th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #15
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any more pics, Gridsky?
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Old November 20th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #16
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Ottawa is such a beautiful city and it's a shame more people don't know the treasures it contains. Do you have a picture of the Supreme Court of Justice? I love that building; it represents exactly what it ought to: strength, solidity, and respect.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #17
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I love Ottawa.

Great pics
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #18
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Great photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #19
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Awesome photos!!!! I Love Ottawa!
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Old November 21st, 2008, 10:54 AM   #20
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Hey guys, thanks for all the compliments!!

I'm hoping to get some more pics in a couple of weeks. I've been really busy with school and work, so that's why I haven't made any updates lately.

Glad that there's still an interest, though.
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