Our Nation’s Capital

I had a great time at Romancing The Capital earlier this month. (It’s on again for August 3-5, 2017, so mark your calendars.)  This year I went two days early to give myself some time to explore my old stomping grounds. I lived in Ottawa for eight years, and WOW! Have things ever changed. Ottawa is getting a light train/subway. It’s also expanded a lot.

When I lived there as a kid, we had to go to the Parliament Buildings every time family came to visit. BOR-ING.  Now, as an adult, I had to go. Sadly, they were sold out of tours but I did get to go up the Peace Tower.

I have to admit it’s much more interesting as an adult.

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Parliament Hill

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Parliament

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The locks leading into the Rideau Canal from the Ottawa River. This photo does nothing to show how pretty they actually are.

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The Rideau Canal running through Ottawa.

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I thought it was International Yoga Day or something, but there is Yoga on the Hill every Wednesday at noon during the summer.

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The East Block. (The West Block was under repair, so no pictures of it.)