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Life in Ottawa

Pictures and stories that happened in Ottawa, where I live.

Texas Style

Summer is definitely here: hot and humid weather, checked. People on holidays? Checked. Canada Day and a bunch of cool festivals coming up? Checked. Outdoor BBQs? Checked. North Americans love BBQ...

The Locks At Dusk

From May to October, tons of tourist flock to Ottawa, including a lot of Canadians who want to see what the heck the capital looks like. The city is busier than usual as groups gather in front of the...

In Bloom

Like every year in Ottawa, the Tulips Festival put a bit of color in the city.

Ottawa At Dusk

Between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Ottawa changes. People are rushing to go back home, either driving either taking the bus, some go out for a quiet drink while office buildings empty out. A slow...

Happiness

One of the thing that usually bring me happiness is music. As far as I can remember, I have always liked it. I was lucky to have been raised in a family where Pink Floyd lines were quoted over diner...

Along The Canal

Fall is beautiful in Canada. The weather is still very nice here in Ontario and leaves are either yellow or red. The sky is blue and I still haven't used my credit card to scrap the ice from the...

The Rideau Canal

In June 2007, UNESCO designated the Rideau Canal, a landmark in Ottawa, a World Heritage Site. So we did what Canadians do best in the summer: we celebrated.

A Bizarre Story

A very bizarre and tragic event took place in Canada last week. A Greyhound passenger, traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, was brutally murdered and beheaded by another passenger. This random murder...

Interesting Skies

These are my latest "Canadian skies pictures" I took earlier this summer. Beautiful sunsets, shades of blue, purple, pink and white and some beautiful -- and unusual -- clouds.

Magical Skies

Weird clouds, bright sunsets, pink light and clear blue skies -- these are the best "Canadian skies" pictures I took the last few months.

Destruction

Here we go again... this is my entry for Graham's March Photography Challenge! The theme for March is "destruction" (lucky me, it could have been "spring" and I would have been fucked... still a few...

Snowy Scarves

As you can maybe tell by the layout of my blog, I love colors and patterns, so I often take close-up of goods on display in markets: food, veggies, clothes and yes, scarves. I loved the mix of snow...

Woman On Top

On Saturday, I took a walk on Parliament Hill, downtown Ottawa, and decided to go up in the Peace Tower. At 300 feet (almost 100 m) tall, the tower was built to commemorate the end of WW1.

One… Spider Taking Over The City!

My English chum, Graham, is currently hosting a Photo hunt at One Man's Travel Blog. The theme of the month is "One" and here is... one major threat to the city of Ottawa, the one thing that could...

Cigarettes And Creationism

Cigarettes And Creationism

The shop assistant (or the owner, cause as far as I know he is here from 6:00 am to 12:00 am) looks up at me and obviously expects an answer. An Arabic language newspaper opened on the counter and no...

Colors Of Decay

The change of season is always dramatic in Canada. Spring goes like that : one day you're going to work with the usual three sweaters and snowboots on, the next day you're looking for your sandals...

Flower Power

The whole world can worry about global warming, here in Canada we enjoy it (as long as it doesn't melt our piece of ice up there). We should be seeing red leaves and have chilly weather on the way...

A Walk In Ottawa

The big heat seems to be over and winter will be here soon enough... So on Saturday, I took my camera and went downtown for long walk. Despite its "boring" reputation, Ottawa is actually a really...