Sunday, November 22, 2015

Trip to DC

In case anyone checks this thing still, here's my trip to DC last month:
This park in front of the White House is full of stuff like this.
The Washington Monument is massive and has an even more massive lawn.
The Lincoln Memorial sits at the end of a pool called — no joke — The Reflecting Pool.
As a bonus, because we stayed close to the National Zoo, here's a sad panda.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

February, "the Monday of months."

Garfield was my favourite cartoon character as a kid, and the quote above is one that stuck with me. (He hated Mondays.) Here's what I've been doing to get through it:
One thing to help Ottawans survive the dredges of mid-winter is Winterlude. Many spectacular ice sculptures.
I escaped to Boston for another model UN thing — it was completely buried in snow. This is the Church of Christ, Scientist.
This is the entrance to the Diefenbunker, which is really cool and totally worth visiting. A chilling reminder of the Cold War!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Carnaval de Québec

Rue du Petit Champlain, in the lower city. Full of art galleries, restaurants, tourist shops, and ice sculptures!
A hilariously repurposed church on Grande Allée, now a used books, tattered furniture, and records bazaar. Endlessly entertaining.
View from the highest point of the Plains of Abraham of the Carnaval itself. Sledding, bumper cars on ice, hot tubs, wine, and all kinds of things that it was far too cold out to actually experience in full!
View from the front of the Anglican Cathedral (yes, there is one). Gorgeous vistas everywhere and at all times of day.
Near to the Musée des Civilizations there was an adorable marching band with a few dancers doing disco hits. (Tellement Québecois.)
But mostly, the weekend was spent ogling the Château Frontenac. No wonder it's the most-photographed hotel in the world!

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A few Christmas shots of family

Christmas is for togetherness! Merry Christmas everybody.