Tag Archives: Ottawa
My mother reminded me that the national Tulip Festival is on in Ottawa. If the schedule is like past years, it should be ending this weekend. Since I can’t be there, I thought I’d share a few photos from 2017. There was something different about the light the day I took these pictures. To me […]
It is the second Thursday in May, which means the annual March For Life should be taking place on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill this afternoon. Since I now life in Germany, I won’t be there to see it. It is usually the biggest protest of the year in Ottawa. And it is usually almost entirely ignored […]
I turned on Ottawa radio yesterday (online of course), looking for Canadian news. What struck me most though was the weather. In Ottawa it is still winter. Morning temperature was minus 21 Celsius – and that isn’t taking the wind chill into account. It felt a lot colder than that to those leaving for their […]
A few more pictures today, borrowed from a friend’s Facebook page, of my neighbourhood after Friday’s tornadoes touched down in Ottawa. Schools are all closed today, though power has been restored most places.
Friday night a tornado ripped through Ottawa, a very rare occurrence. I’m in Germany. The first I heard of it was when I woke up Saturday morning to read that 150,000 people were without power. Homes were destroyed, people injured and it was being described as the worst natural disaster since the 1998 ice storm […]
Spent some time yesterday on a family outing in Ottawa’s urban forest, walking the trails in the Mer Bleue area. I had my phone with me, but didn’t take any pictures, figuring I have been here so many times before there was no reason to add to the photo collection. Instead I am re-posting something […]
I have my preferences, but I generally don’t join in the chants, the most polite of which is “South side sucks.” There has been rivalry between the fans sitting in the opposite side of the stadium for decades. When it started the field was known as Lansdowne Park. Then it became Frank Clair Stadium and […]