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Monday, November 25, 2013

A final look at Ottawa

On my way home again after a successful workshop so time for the final items from my list that I captured.

It snowed on Saturday – not a lot but still around on Sunday and so cold my skin tingled and I could feel the cold as I breathed in.  Much colder than I’m used to and not for wandering around in for long.

But it did look lovely on the benches

ottawa-bench

and compacted footprints remained where the snow was melting – like when archaeologists find footprints preserved in sandstone

ottawa-feet

Earlier in the week I captured several of the local churches in all their architectural splendour

ottawa-churches

and the only mounties I saw – the only ‘national dress’ I could think of – were in a shop display

ottawa-mounties

And doors are actually something I will associate with this trip because of using so many revolving doors or double doors – to stop the transfer of cold outdoor air inside. I never did work out the optimum speed to walk through the automatic ones as they usually stuttered  half way around.

ottawa-door

So I found 14 of the 21 items on my list in Ottawa and again enjoyed having the list as a focus for my wandering and snapping around a new city.

8 comments:

Miriam said...

It will feel decidedly warm when you land back in Edinburgh! The optimum speed to walk through those doors is a bit quicker or a bit slower than the speed you are walking ;)

Alison said...

Hope Edinburgh's a tad warmer, Helena!
Alison xx

Sian said...

I do like that display of Mounties: they look resolutely cheerful in the face of that cold.

Melissa said...

Great photos - that snow looks cold!

Amy said...

Those footprints are quite fascinating!

Prairie Jill said...

Great shots, especially the one of the footprints. I'm glad you got to see some snow - winter is such a big part of being Canadian!

Gail said...

Sorry you didn't get to see a real Mountie in dress uniform. I know the Museum of Civilization across the river has one or two there. Not sure if there are any on Parliament Hill. Too bad you weren't there on the 11th - you would have seen a lot of them taking part in the Remembrance Day service at the National War Memorial.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the foot prints. And love how you're still using your list when traveling. The revolving doors are a really nice capture.
Rinda