Thursday, October 29, 2009

Like Boston, only freezing cold and full of castles!

Steve here again,coming to you from the chilly capital of Canada! The above shot is from the airport, which was designed by the same architect as the Vancouver. They use alot of the same elements, lots of open space, metal, glass and water. Pretty darn far as airports go.
Ottawa is full of old brick buildings, very much like Boston, and the changing fall colors had finally made it all the way north to sunny Canada. Beautiful time of year to visit. I sprinted around for a couple of hours in between conference activities, got lost, got directions from some very polite Canadians, and took a bunch of pictures. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable visit. Though then again, I did manage to run into a few uniquely Canadian wonders...

I thought we stopped this around the time of the Spanish Inquisition?

The. Best. Happy. Hour. Ever. Seriously.

Canadian Supreme Court. Not sure if I've ever seen a building that says "Don't Break The Law" with more force. Scary. 

One thing to know about Ottawa, they LOVE Canadian flags there. Love them. This massive glass-fronted building had no signs, no numbers, nothing but lots of flags and some beefy security guards. Pretty sure it was the Canadian FBI.

The below shot is of the Parliament building as seen from the bridge to Quebec, across the river. Huge castle up on the hill in the middle of the city. Just for Noah and Peter, I asked if they have dragons there. Sadly. No.


  1. I was hoping you would write that :) You are totally a big dangerous dragon. Especially dressed like one of the Incredibles.