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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 overthrow the Parliament — one big spider!


This sculpture by Louise Bourgeois (oh, yes, it is a sculpture by the way!) can be found downtown Ottawa, right by the National Gallerie of Canada. In the distance, you can see the Byward market, the Château Laurier and the US Embassy. Standing at 30 feet tall, the mother of all spider, Maman, is cast in bronze and has a sac of white marble eggs in her belly. Yes, you get used to walk by even if you’re not a big spider fan! I don’t even mind standing under it…

I took this picture last week: notice the blue sky, a sure sign of extremely cold weather here in Canada. It was about — 20C that day. I choose this shot because I liked the idea of one small arachnid everyone hates in a position to take over a city. Doesn’t it feel that way, viewed from this angle? Okay, my interpretation of “one” is a bit loose… I admit it!

One spider to rule them all…

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