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2019-09-29 Visiting Ottawa

As a part of my family’s efforts to get my car to the nerve center of Canada, we drove into Ottawa and then spent a whole day there. Here are my pictures from my first proper visit of my nation’s capital (my first time being the War Museum visit as part of our military’s Basic Training, so it did not quite count).

First up, my car repping BC plates in the Capital Region (we stayed across the Ottawa River, in Gatineau):

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Also on this side of the river was a statue of Maurice “Rocket” Richard:

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...as well as the Canadian Museum of History:

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We crossed the Alexandra Bridge:

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First, we saw the National Gallery of Canada:

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Then, I brought my mother to attend the Sunday Mass at the Notre-Dame Cathedral:

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During that time, I visited the Peacekeeping Monument:

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...and also passed by the Connaught Building, which is the current headquarters of the Canada Revenue Agency:

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Here is the current building that houses the Senate of Canada, which was the former central train station:

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Fairmont Chateau Laurier:

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Locks Numbers 1 to 8 of the Rideau Canal, which eventually leads to Locks 46 to 49 near my present location; recall back to my post back in August:

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Along the Canal was also Shaw Centre and the Headquarters of the Department of National Defense:

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Laurier Bridge:

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Cartier Square Drill Hall, home of the Governor General’s Foot Guards:

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Ottawa City Hall:

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Breakfast at ByWard Market:

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National War Memorial, manned on that day by my Royal Canadian Air Force brethren:

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At Parliament Hill, it was the Canadian Police And Peace Officer’s Memorial, attended by members from forces throughout Ontario and even beyond:

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Confederation Building:

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Bank of Canada:

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Supreme Court of Canada:

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Library and Archives Canada:

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East and West Memorial Buildings (now housing the Department of Justice):

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Royal Canadian Mint:

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Macdonald-Cartier Bridge:

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National Research Council:

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Rideau Falls:

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Royal Canadian Geographic Society:

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The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Statue:

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Rideau Hall:

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John G. Diefenbaker Building, now home of Global Affairs Canada:

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More slices of Beautiful British Columbia, this far from home:

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Please feel free to look through the entire 221 pictures album, linked here:

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