Friday, October 21, 2011

Impressions of Ottawa, Canada's Capital

Moving from Montreal to Canada’s Capital I did not like this city at all, in fact, I found it dull and ugly. And moving there in March didn't help.  But everywhere I saw brilliant photographs of Ottawa.  I could not see the same beauty as the photographer in his work, who must have loved Ottawa to celebrate it in such beautiful images: Malak Karsh.  The images you see here are not his, but my own interpretations of the city.

Ottawa, the Canadian Capital, is for sure not a boring government city, it is a bustling, amazing place with several universities and a very young and diverse population.  A very green city as well, surrounded by three rivers, lots of stunning parks and a great place to experience art, theatre, music and world class museums.

Festivals and year-round events such as the popular Winterlude, the Tulip Festival, Jazz Festival, and Canada Day, just to name a few, are world famous. Hang out at the Byward Market or stroll through the Glebe or take a biplane ride at the Rockcliffe airport for an aerial tour.  Ottawa is worth the trip, go and see for yourself!