Monday, June 8, 2015

Goodbye Ottawa

Compared to many, perhaps we do overstay when traveling, maybe less days in each of the cities would have worked, but generally I feel the extra day(s) allows time to linger and hang out, perhaps people watching in a coffee house or park. Today we heard the local Gloucester Orchestra perform in the park across the Alexandra Bridge in Gatineau, an easy walk from our apartment. It was a low key event with a small mostly local crowd along with a few passing cyclist who stopped to listen. Seeing locals at play, running, fishing, surfboarding, performing, etc., offers a perspective on local living. Here's some parting images from Ottawa. Tomorrow we'll drive to Syracuse, NY for our flight home the following day.

Ceremony at the National War Memorial honoring veterans.

The Canadian Museum of History, interesting architecture.

Views from the Museum of History.

The Gloucester Orchestra performing in Jacques Cartier Park.

During the summer, several streets in the capital area in Ottawa and Gatineau are closed every Sunday morning for cycling.

Local opera company performing for the street crowd, part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

Visiting the National Gallery of Canada.

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