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More Candids in Ottawa

It’s sum­mer here in Ottawa (finally!) and every­body is out enjoy­ing the nice weather.

The National Cap­i­tal Region wel­comes a lot of tourists in the sum­mer, espe­cially before, dur­ing and after major events such as the upcom­ing Canada Day, best cel­e­brated in Ottawa. You can eas­ily spot them: they take count­less shots of the Par­lia­ment and eat Beaver Tails! (on sec­ond thought, so do I… ahem…)

The down­town core is always busy, even on weekdays—sometime I won­der if any work gets done when it’s above 20°C in Canada. The busi­ness dis­trict is often deserted dur­ing the cold­est month, when peo­ple would rather take refuge inside the Rideau Cen­tre or in one of the many indoor shop­ping malls hid­den inside gov­ern­ment build­ings. But now, the Byward Mar­ket, Par­lia­ment Hill and the Elgin/Bank Street area are full of peo­ple eat­ing, smok­ing, check­ing their email and hav­ing a drink outside.

It feels right. I like this kind of atmos­phere, plus it’s great for those in love with street photography.

So here are more can­dids in Ottawa!

You can see the com­plete Peo­ple of Ottawa set on Flickr.

Snacking at the Byward

Snack­ing at the Byward

On the Phone on Sussex Drive

On the Phone on Sus­sex Drive

The Art Lover, at the National Art Gallery

The Art Lover, at the National Art Gallery

Black and White, on Laurier Street

Black and White, on Lau­rier Street

Tanning at Confederation Park

Tan­ning at Con­fed­er­a­tion Park

Tanning at Confederation Park

Tan­ning at Con­fed­er­a­tion Park

The Commuters on Rideau Street

The Com­muters on Rideau Street

Walking by Fashion, at the Rideau Centre

Walk­ing by Fash­ion, at the Rideau Centre

Walking by Fashion, at the Rideau Centre

Walk­ing by Fash­ion, at the Rideau Centre

Thinking on Laurier Street

Think­ing on Lau­rier Street

Catching Up with the News at the Rideau Centre

Catch­ing Up with the News at the Rideau Centre

Construction Workers on a Break on Metcalfe Street

Con­struc­tion Work­ers on a Break on Met­calfe Street

The Artists on Rideau Street

The Artists on Rideau Street

The Travelers on Rideau Street

The Trav­el­ers on Rideau Street

Lost on Rideau Street

Lost on Rideau Street

Connected at the Rideau Centre

Con­nected at the Rideau Centre

Connected at the Byward Market

Con­nected at the Byward Market

Drinking on Rideau Street

Drink­ing on Rideau Street

The Rideau Street Couple

The Rideau Street Couple

Waiting at the Rideau Centre

Wait­ing at the Rideau Centre

The Tourists by the Ottawa Locks

The Tourists by the Ottawa Locks

The Artist on Wellington Street

The Artist on Welling­ton Street

Feeding Pigeons by the War Monument

Feed­ing Pigeons by the War Monument

Last Check Before the Movie at the Empire Theatre

Last Check Before the Movie at the Empire Theatre

8 comments

  1. I’m lov­ing the sec­ond one — such a nor­mal jacket… but wait, with a bit of wind — it reveals pink! :)

  2. I love the pink on that jacket! Mostly I love the thought­ful man, almost looks com­i­cal in the inten­sity of his thought­ful­ness! Also, I love the fact that a few peo­ple grew wise to your pic­ture tak­ing! What did you tell them you were doing?!

    • Not much, I usu­ally explain that this is a fun project I’m doing (which is the truth!). Peo­ple like atten­tion and like cameras ;-)

  3. I LOVE the pic­ture of the couple!

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