Scenic spot

2008-01-20

in Ottawa

Yesterday evening, I was walking around the Bytown Market and wandered up to Champlain Hill. The panoramic view of Ottawa in the orange-pink light of the setting sun was really lovely. From that spot, you can see most of the important buildings in the capital: from the Supreme Court past Parliament to the canal, then over to the American embassy and the National Gallery.

All told, it is probably the most scenic spot in the city, and it is very well suited to snowy sunsets.

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Padraic January 20, 2008 at 11:13 am

I agree – although it’s actually called Nepean Point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepean_Point

Ashuri Marksdottir January 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm

You are starting to feel the love! Yay!

Mica Prazak January 21, 2008 at 5:27 pm

I told you Champlain Hill was the nicest spot in Ottawa. When our Improv team went to Nationals, that is where we rehearsed. When we won it in Grade 12, Will climbed up the statue, and put a Handsworth Jersey on the sword of Samuel Champlain.

It is a very special place.

Milan January 21, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Mica,

It was largely your endorsement that led me to wander up there. That and the realization that the light that evening was especially nice.

The fact that my camera is still awaiting repair is a definite shame.

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