Thursday, March 10, 2011

Look up!

I don't like shopping as much as I used to. I find shopping mall is a bit boring. I get what I want, and that is it! While waiting for someone, I looked around, and found nothing interesting until I looked up. This photo was taken inside Rideau Centre.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Sometimes, I feel like my world is upside-down.
Sometimes, the reality is distorted.
Sometimes, I don't know where I should belong: the real world or the distorted one. 

Have it ever happened to you?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The World's Largest Skating Rink

There are many places in Ottawa that the whole family can have fun time together. One of them is Rideau Canal. In winter time it turns into a skateway, the world’s largest skating rink. One can skate through the heart of downtown Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Skateway is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s Parliament Buildings. I love walking along the canal and "on" the canal, watching people gliding their way through.

More of my Rideau Canal photos can be seen here:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Winterlude Week 3

During the second week of Winterlude festival, the temperature went up for few days. It was warm enough for the festival ground to be closed temporarily, and many of the ice sculptures were melting away. Although I knew that these sculptures would melt one day, I was still sad to see them go away so soon. Some of the sculptures' basic structures were still there but without details left.

More of my Winterlude photos can be found here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CSI Ottawa

Right in downtown Ottawa, a collision between a pedestrian and a dump truck took place at around lunch time. The man was trapped underneath the truck and pronounced dead in a hospital slightly later. The roads were blocked for almost the whole afternoon for polices' investigation. I felt sad walking past the scene. Accidents could happen anywhere and anytime, sometimes it so close to you without you even realize it. Be alert, be aware and be prepared. Take care of yourself and people around you. RIP mr. pedestrian.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Giant Slide at Jacques-Cartier Park

Winterlude festival is such a fun event for the whole family. I really like the giant snow playground at Jacques-Cartier Park which is North America’s largest snow playground! It is a pity that the second week of the festival the temperature went up for few days. It was warm enough to melt away many of the ice sculptures and caused the snow park to close for many days. More of my Winterlude photos can be found here

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Frozen Locks

The Ottawa Locks connect the channel of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa to the Ottawa River, almost 80 ft. (24.4 m) below. These locks represent an amazing engineering achievement in the middle of the Canadian wilderness of the early 19th century.

More photos can be found here

Thursday, February 10, 2011


After seeing many icicles from neighbours, finally we see them also from our own balcony. They are melting away as sun shines directly to them. Pity! I wish I could keep them hanging there for the whole winter...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winterlude Ceremony

The opening of Winterlude festival on Feb. 4th was spectacular, especially fireworks on Alexandra bridge. The festival lasts for 3 weeks and is filled with excitement and activities, e.g.  glittering ice carvings, snow sculptures and a gigantic snow playground. Come to celebrate the joys of winter together!

More photos can be seen here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First snow storm of 2011

The first snow storm of 2011 in Ottawa was not as bad as media announced. Somebody said they did a pretty good "snowjob" to bring everybody's anxiety levels up. 

Monday, January 31, 2011


They are many of these icicles around - dangerous beauty, I think. Why I've seen so many of them here? Is it due to the weather - lot of sun melting the ice then refreezing - or heat leakage?

Sunday, January 23, 2011


One morning we drove to Ottawa via Brockville, a city that has been awarded one of Canada's safest communities by the World Health Organization. From the road we drove on, it seemed like the plane was on the icy river and ready to take off. Only when we came to the waterfront, I found the truth.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Walking around downtown Ottawa, I was wondering whether anybody got hurt from these icicles. Some even looked more dramatic than in this picture.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beauty is everywhere

One may find beauty in something many people abandon and even in a thing most people call it garbage.  Just need to look around. Call me freak if you want, but I really see the beauty in this pile.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Time for a walk

I really love snow. Especially when it's sunny, I like to go for a walk and watch people, let the time goes by. I think, this dog likes snow too!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Nation's Pride

Every corners in this country, one could easily find Tim Hortons - Canada's largest fast food service. It was founded by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and Jim Charade in 1964. Famous for its coffee, donuts and clean toilet! I don't drink coffee, so you know what I go in for.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Snow at last

Decent amont of snow came for the first time. I decided to walked around the neighborhood a bit. This photo was taken from a little park behind St. George's Cathedral.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Nothing last forever

A steel lamp pole came down on Princess street, shattered lamps looked like broken egg's shells. There was no snow, storm nor nature disaster that would damage the pole. Perhaps, something hit it so hard, or it was just an old age pole that reached its time, ...just like anything else on the planet?
...อนิจจา วต สังขารา...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

Wicked snow are blowing in every directions. I love to watch this white fluffy stuff coming down from the sky, and can even sit for hours by the window just to look outside, let the time goes by.