It was 2-day RedHawk training for ST Microelectronic, Ottawa.  Friday night after the training, I visited the downtown area.

I thought that French cuisine is  common here but it's not.  It's quite difficult to find one indeed.  I ran to Byward Market area

and I ended up with Italian.    Afterward, I visited the Winterlude, the Winter Festival.

The Canal Rideau was frozen around this time. A big part of the Winterlude are the display of ice sculptures

Sculptures are illuminated by changing colored light.

On the way out of the Winterlude, I saw this National War Memorial.

Next morning, I ran back to the same area before my flight in the afternoon.  The hotel Lord Elgin is magnificant.

As I walked toward the Basilica of Notre Dame, I saw the Peacekeeping Monument, and back side of the Parliament.

The Basilica is beautifully decorated in its interior.

Leaving the National Gallery of Canada toward the Parliament, you can see a series of locks leading to the Ottawa River.

To the right of the Parliament, there is a setting for the Woman's right.

I didn't get a chance to visit the inside but the parliament is consisted 3 blocks .(center, east, and west)

I re-visited the ice sculptures in Winterlude right before I left the lunch.  Lots of people were skating on Canal Rideau.

  This is the interior of the Byward Market.  It has a decent French bistro/pastry shop.