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Old Posted Jan 18, 2010, 3:42 PM
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ottawa... you wouldn't think.
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Quite a collection. Nice work. Ottawa still suffers from an overabundance of concrete/glass boxism, which makes all but a few streets downtown rather unpleasant.
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Nicely shot.
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Really nice pics! I don't think I've seen this much of Ottawa before. Beautiful city. I also didn't know it was the forth largest in Canada. Thanks!
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Many of my familiar shooting spots, nice work. Sparks street is hopping as usual. Were most of these during the weekend?

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I also didn't know it was the forth largest in Canada
I'll beat the Calgary folk to the punch and say it won't be for long, at the rate they are growing! Actually Edmonton might pass us too and we'll slip to #6.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2010, 7:20 PM
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^^They might flip flop a bit, but I'll keep my money on Ottawa in the long run. Alberta's boom will end, but Ottawa will still be the capital.

These are all weekend shots, downtown Ottawa is definitely a place of business.
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^/^^Precisely what I was thinking (although I think it'll be the 2016 census for Edmonton, Calgary I could see in 2011). Alberta will continue to probably have booms and whatnot, but they will be increasingly be focused on other things than oil, just like the last boom.

Great thread, superb photos. You certainly know how to catch the urbanity of cities very well. It's almost like a nice, thought out and high quality Ottawa documentary on Television! It's too bad though, it looks like your downtown is no more vibrant than Edmonton's in winter (although on weekdays with the business folk there is some more like I assume Ottawa) as honestly Ottawa looks way more walkable and with way more amenities than Edmonton. Is Byward Market or Bank St or other areas outside the core still lively?
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^^Downtown Ottawa is packed on weekdays, as you can see there are tons of offices--and I mean really just offices, with the exception of Sparks St (the pedestrian mall). The Byward Market, just east of downtown, is where all the other activity is. Some streets outside downtown, like Bank through the Glebe or Richmond through Westboro, are much more vibrant outside business hours than the ones shown here.
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Downtown Ottawa certainly has some very handsome buildings. Most impressed.
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Great pics! Ottawa really has an interesting architectural mix.
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Real nice shots of downtown.
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^^They might flip flop a bit, but I'll keep my money on Ottawa in the long run. Alberta's boom will end, but Ottawa will still be the capital.
In terms of CMA, Ottawa is pushing 1 450 000. Calgary clocks in at 1 200 000 and Edmonton at 1 035 000.
In terms of municipal population, Calgary passes Ottawa by over 100 000 carrying it just over the million mark.

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Ottawa looks beautiful. Thanks for posting.
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Ottawa looking great. I feel it is underrated, much the same way I don't think D.C. gets a lot of love either. I'm not quite sure what it is, but being the capital doesn't seem to bring any sex appeal. I'm a big fan however, of the nation's capital. Very pretty city, where you can relax and enjoy life. Unless you're an MP.
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Beautiful architecture! It looks like something out of Europe (some of the streets remind me of Montreal).
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Ottawa has some huge buildings.

A nice tour, flar.
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Good job champ. Great photos. You definitely have the eye for detail and texture. Your photos of up-close brutalist concrete facades are incredible.
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