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Doors Open Ottawa 2018

For the past few years, if I'm in town, I try to get out and take part in the Open Doors Ottawa event. There are so many unique pieces of architecture in this city and I love taking some time to capture the 'heart and soul' of the buildings I've decided to visit. The first building we went in to was the Bank of Canada on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa.

When the neighbour reflects the image of the building being admired.
A Face in the Mirror


Bank of Canada, Wellington Street, Ottawa ON.
Tall and Proud





The Bank of Canada, Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON.
Kissed by the Sun

The Bank of Canada, Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON.
On My Way

The Bank of Canada, Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON.
Linked Together



The Bank of Canada, Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON.
Three Dimension or See-Through?

The next building we visited this year was the Bytown Museum located below the Chateau Laurier near the start of the Rideau Canal. A neat place to discover some of Ottawa's history and to learn about a local ghost or two as well.


Bytown Museum-The Commissariat Building, Ottawa, ON
A Tourist's Delight

Bytown Museum-The Commissariat Building, Ottawa, ON
Since 1827

Bytown Museum-The Commissariat Building, Ottawa, ON
Partners


Bytown Museum-The Commissariat Building, Ottawa, ON
From The Bridge

The third building we got to visit is the Connaught Building in Downtown Ottawa. One of the guides we talked with told us her daughter thought it was a castle because it, like so many of the buildings in downtown Ottawa has turrets. Her daughter was quite disappointed when she came inside though--looks very much like most of the other government buildings inside save for the Board room on the top floor. :)


Connaught Building, Ottawa, ON
Parliament Building

Connaught Building, Ottawa, ON
Parliament II

Connaught Building, Ottawa, ON
Revenue Canada

The last building we visited this year was the Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton in the south part of Ottawa. I've drove by this building many, many times and always wanted to see inside. We weren't disappointed. The greeters made us feel welcome, my camera was smiled upon and I was invited to take images of the worship area, and a gentleman named Ken was available to share lots in interesting information about the Hindu faith. There was even a 50th anniversary celebration going on while Doors Open took place. The building is the whitest of white and has these neat sections on the roof that led to the neat abstract images below.


Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
One Candle Drives Back the Dark

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Open Doors

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Hindu Shrines

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Ganesha

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Towards the Sky

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Three

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Three Parts of God

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Ottawa, ON
Curved Lines

Looking forward to Doors Open 2019!






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