August 21, 2019
Wednesday was my first of two full days in Ottawa. I was staying in a suburb several miles west of town and at the suggestion of my Airbnb hostess, drove in to the city early each morning and paid one fee to park in a multi-level garage all day. This put me right in the heart of the action and allowed me to walk to various venues with maximum flexibility. I covered a lot of the same territory both days and after reviewing my photos have decided to post pictures by topic, including the best photos from each day or time of day.
The parking garage I mentioned was just up the street from a popular Farmer’s Market and I spent an hour the first morning an and around that market. Vendors were cleaning and preparing their shops and display tents for the day and it wasn’t as crowded with customers as it would become in just a few hours.
This market was one of the stops made by US President Barack Obama when he visited Ottawa back in 2009. They even made special cookies for him.
The first photo of this restaurant was taken early in the morning, before it opened. The photo below was taken in the afternoon when the umbrellas were open to shield patrons from the sun and the street was busier with pedestrians.