I have a tourist’s view of Ottawa, never having seen it in winter.  Like a number of places I’ve only briefly visited in Canada.  Halifax, Kingston, the Kootenays.  I adore Canada for the seasons, just knowing that this place freezes over, those trees shiver, and these people curse and hurry and wish for the cold to end.  I don’t need to see it myself.  In fact maybe it’s better if I don’t.  There are other places I only remember in winter.  Saskatoon, La Malbaie, Sault Ste. Marie.

But Ottawa is place where I’m usually on “downtime”, watching the rest of humanity bustle and work.

Poking fun at statues.

Pedaling the canal, an impressionist tableaux.  Resplendent in autumn.

So many tourists, from distant countries… what do they see in this place?

The thought of all this political culture, the lackeys and the yes men and the aides.  An urbane, feudal theme park.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Fujifilm Blog

We love pictures, like you!

Capturing Music

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Capturing Music

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site


education and inspiration for visual storytellers

Morgan Rana Photography

Documentary and fine art wedding, lifestyle and travel photography

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.


it's this or get a real job


A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

surface & surface

Art & Design Choice Cuts

Phil Kneen Photography

I shoot people...

Well Worn Soles

The Experiences and Opinions of Another Young White Male Backpacker

Claire Atkinson

maker of images

per Z pective

the state of my ideas

The Squeaky Robot

A Meddling Robot in a Human's World

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: