Weather-permitting, I’m still looking for beautiful fall sceneries in Ottawa—this is the perks of living in the NCR! After Vincent Massey Park, I headed to Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral of Canada.

Fall came late this year and there weren’t much leaves on the ground but the light was beautiful and highlighted the rusty tones of the foliage.  It was a sea or yellow and orange!

Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
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  1. Cynthia October 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve always said that one day I’ll get to be Governor General 🙂

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    1. Zhu October 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Tell me about it… I wouldn’t mind living there!

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  2. Elisabeth Stewart October 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    The picture of all the dead, crinkly leaves on the ground reminds me of childhood – my own and my children’s – making an enormous pile & then jumping right in! That was the only part of raking leaves that was fun. Of course, after the jumping-in game was finished, you had to rake them all up again!

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    1. Zhu October 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Oh, that’s the best part of fall! I used to do that as a kid. I still do it if I find a big pile of leaves actually 😆

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  3. shionge October 19, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Woooooo…..I think I’ve fallen in love with Canada!!! 😀

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    1. Zhu October 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      It’s the upside of having different seasons 😉

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  4. Jeruen October 20, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Awesome colors! How’s the weather there? Here, the colors are also turning, but the weather is so crappy, raining and all, that it’s bad timing. It’s too wet to go out and take pictures.

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    1. Zhu October 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      The Thanksgiving WE was apparently the last nice WE, it’s been gloomy, windy and rainy since then. Temperatures are also much lower, around 10-15C.

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  5. expatraveler October 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    How beautiful!!! On our beautiful sunny days I usually am out while it’s still overcast so the blues aren’t shinning through like that.

    Great pics. I think I’m going to be out snapping a few shots on our walk today.. That’s what I did yesterday in the car while trying to get munchkin to sleep because well it was one of those days.. lol

    I hope one day to visit in the fall (yeah we should have gone this year!!) but um daddy doesn’t get to take vacation yet.

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    1. expatraveler October 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks for the inspiration to get out! 🙂

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      1. Zhu October 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        You’re welcome! 🙂

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    2. Zhu October 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Do trees change colours like that too on the West Coast? I think it’s an East Coast thing, isn’t it?

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  6. khengsiong October 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    As a photographer, I really wish I live in Ottawa, or in Oregon State, USA. Kuala Lumpur is really not a good place for landscape photography 🙁 (Which is why I shoot portrait instead.)

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    1. Zhu October 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

      KL is a good place for street photography though! It’s quite a fascinating urban setting.

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  7. ristinw October 21, 2011 at 12:12 am

    The first photo just took my breath away! The light reflected on the water is wonderful! Here, in my hometown doesn’t have any sign of Autumn yet. > . <

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    1. Zhu October 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Lucky you! It’s getting colder and colder here… and damp too.

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  8. ristinw October 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

    The first photo just took my breath away! The light reflected on the water is wonderful! Here, in my hometown doesn’t have any sign of Autumn yet! > . <

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  9. barbara October 21, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Hi Zhu,

    I love the colors and the mellow ambiance it gives. I enjoy this time of year that is so particular. A last blast of warmth and joy before heading into the cold.

    Take care and have a nice weekend.

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  10. Laurel October 21, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I’ve heard that Ottwawa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world in Fall and I can see why, great shots!

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  11. kyh October 22, 2011 at 1:19 am

    how canadian! the maple leaves and all. ottawa is so beautiful, not as city-like as others… there’s always a piece of nature beside for the nature-goers. 🙂

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    1. Zhu October 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

      Yes, it really is a good mix of parks and urban settings. People in Ottawa (and in Canada in general) love the outdoors!

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  12. Giulia October 25, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Hi Juliette!
    Je suis francaise comme toi, enfin franco-italienne, et je voudrais venir vivre à Ottawa avec mon copain l’année prochaine! ca à l’air d’etre vraiment une belle ville, et surtout tranquille, ce que je recherche absolument! et puis la nature! j’ai tellement hate 🙂 je finis actuellement ma licence de philosophie à Milan, et mon copain sa licence de Langues. comment as-tu fait pour devenir traductrice? J’aimerais beaucoup faire ce genre de choses mais malheureusement j’ai pas vraiment étudié ca, meme si au lycée j’étais très douée pour la traduction anglais/francais.
    Puis je voulais te demander aussi, que conseille tu de faire pour trouver un appartement à louer à Ottawa?
    J’éspère que je te derange pas avec ces questions et que je pouvais te contacter ici, j’ai pas trouvé d’autres contacts!

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    1. Zhu October 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Je t’ai envoyé un courriel 😉

      Reply

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