Jul 25 2009
How could I have not noticed that I had forgotten to add photos of the centre of Ottawa in my reports about my recent visit to the USA and Canada? Sorry Ottawa!
The centre is a real tourist treat dominated by Parliament Hill on both sides of a river and to the north of Confederation Park. The university is to the south east and the whole area is almost an island with the Ottawa River to the north forming the border between the provinces of Quebec and Ottawa. Even so, you see lots of street and other signs in English and French.
The architecture is clearly ‘Gothic’ of the Victorian era, as you can see from these photos of Parliament House, and the National Monument with other views of what is called the governmental centre of the town.
One day I shall return and also take in Montreal and Quebec on the mighty St. Lawrence river. If you get the chance to visit then take it for I really could live in Ottawa, which is more than I can say for most of the north east of the USA I visited.