rideau canal

Running with Giants

Rideau Canal

The weather this autumn has been nothing short of spectacular. Sure, there have been a few cold nights and rainy days, but there has been so many gorgeous days over the past couple of weeks that I couldn’t help buckling the boys in our bike trailer and hitting the open trails. I’ve seen people out running and walking; wearing shorts and t-shirts; and laughing and playing, but I know that the end will come soon enough and this lovely city will be blanketed in a THICK layer of snow.

I took this shot while I was out with my younger son exploring the wildlife along the Rideau Canal. Runners and cyclists always use the path along the edge of the Canal, and I couldn’t help by notice how our tiny frames put the whole scene in perspective as we walked, ran, and cycled among the giant trees. You can just make out the lone runner in the centre of frame, and I think that that was what drew me to the scene.

 

The Ottawa Fish Bowl

As Canada’s capital, I assume that Ottawa must maintain some standard of cleanliness. I also find it quite apparent that the city strives to maintain a rather striking visual impression to visitors as well.

One such visual spectacle is the Ottawa Convention Centre. It’s glass building is really impressive, and it is beautifully set next to the Rideau Canal. I took this shot because of how the building dwarfed the street, cars and pedestrians, but it also made the scene larger than life by magnifying and reflecting the street scene in its glass fa├žade.

fish bowl