Canada Day

Hey folks—I’m not dead, just haven’t been able to find enough time to blog much lately. I’m hoping to change that in the near future, but for now I’d just like to post a link to my set of Canada Day photos on Flickr. I tried to capture as much of the atmosphere as I could. Here are a couple samples if you’re unsure of clicking through to the set itself.

Canoeists on the Canal

Canoeists on the Canal

The crowds on Wellington

The crowds on Wellington

The Alexandra Bridge was crowded with people all day.

The Alexandra Bridge was crowded with people all day.

Here’s the link to the set again. Hope you enjoy!

4 Responses to “Canada Day”

  1. 1 J.
    July 2, 2009 at 8:51 am

    wow i’m so happy that I didn’t go downtown yesterday. It looks really busy

    • 2 David McClelland
      July 2, 2009 at 3:36 pm

      Crowded, yes, but an incredible atmosphere… one that’s pretty rare in Ottawa, unfortunately. I imagine it’d be hell trying to get out, though.

  2. July 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    hell getting out? it was about half an hour to get from the middle of the hill to Rideau Centre. but it was a happy crowd, and Canadians knowingly took their turns lol.

    the only really bad part was getting a bus. the mall was closed, so you had to walk around to Mackenzie King bridge, which was also closed. everyone was diverted to Laurier stop which was a madhouse [as you know, its not exactly a wide open space]. i waited 90 minutes for a bus [was one of the last people there], since the 5 isn’t a popular route].

    there were some points of group aggression… much pushing and shoving onto buses the second the doors opened. even some bus windows broken. that disappointed me a bit. bad fellow Canadians.

  3. July 12, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    That business with the busted windows and argumentation is just Sad.

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