Friday, October 21, 2011

Impressions of Ottawa, Canada's Capital

Moving from Montreal to Canada’s Capital I did not like this city at all, in fact, I found it dull and ugly. And moving there in March didn't help.  But everywhere I saw brilliant photographs of Ottawa.  I could not see the same beauty as the photographer in his work, who must have loved Ottawa to celebrate it in such beautiful images: Malak Karsh.  The images you see here are not his, but my own interpretations of the city.

Ottawa, the Canadian Capital, is for sure not a boring government city, it is a bustling, amazing place with several universities and a very young and diverse population.  A very green city as well, surrounded by three rivers, lots of stunning parks and a great place to experience art, theatre, music and world class museums.

Festivals and year-round events such as the popular Winterlude, the Tulip Festival, Jazz Festival, and Canada Day, just to name a few, are world famous. Hang out at the Byward Market or stroll through the Glebe or take a biplane ride at the Rockcliffe airport for an aerial tour.  Ottawa is worth the trip, go and see for yourself!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Indian Summer in Nova Scotia

Early to mid-October is the best time to admire the beautiful fall colors in Nova Scotia. Start in Cape Breton for the "Celtic Colors" festival and slowly wind your way to the west, stopping for the many wineries along the way, especially around Wolfville.

And don't miss the "Scar Crow" weekend in Mahone Bay. Get an extra memory stick for you camera, you will have hundreds of brilliant photos to take - beside the wonderful memories you will have to tell.