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.