City StreetBlog – Ottawa

Ottawa, 2012

Canada’s capital city is Ottawa. The name originates from the  Algonquin word “adewa” meaning “to trade”.

It sits on the southern bank of the Ottawa River with the Rideau canal flowing through it.

The canal freezes during the winter, creating the perfect ice-skating rink. Take a tour of the Parliament Buildings

and visit the Peace Tower for stunning views of city and the ever-burning Centennial Flame.

Ottawa, 2012

An unexpected and whimsical pink cement-truck breezes along the main street  while bronze ladies sip warm tea.

Ornate buildings and monuments and the National War Memorial

light up a cool November night. The Victory Tower Bell is what’s left after the fire of 1916.

Ottawa, 2012

Red and White with the iconic Maple Leaf – our flag adorns buildings and can also be found as a sweet treat in many a Byward Market bakery.

I am proud to be Canadian and forever in admiration of Terry Fox for his courage and sacrifice.

© 2013 Ann Ivy Male

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City StreetBlog – Queen West

On my quest to find the coolest cities around, I decided to create a new category – City StreetBlog which will explore, through words and  photo collage, all the things a vibrant city should have : art, architecture, food, cafés, parks, street-fashion, music, cool storefronts…you get it – surprises around each corner.

First up: Queen West in Toronto

Croissants at Nadege set the tempo for Contemporary Canadian Art.

You’ve CHA… Can you guess the word?

El Camino, table for two, blueberry Clafouti and Chien Gentil

© 2012 Ann Ivy Male