Sunday, April 29, 2012

By the Ottawa River, on foot

Yesterday afternoon we walked from our house across the MacDonald Cartier Bridge, along the Ottawa River bank (on the Sentier des Voyageurs skirting downtown Gatineau) and then, across the Portage Bridge, over Parliament Hill, through downtown Ottawa and home again, a loop of 7 or 8 km.

A very pleasant walk on a cloud free weekend, and as an extra bonus, we found that "Malak's Bed" was in bloom near the Musée des Civilisations.
This garden honours the photographer Malak Karsh, “ambassador” of Canada’s Capital Region. The famous tulip photo Karsh took here appeared on Canada’s one-dollar bills, as well as on Canadian postage stamps.
 Here are some of the photos we took:

The boardwalk from the Jacques Cartier Bridge
 to the Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau

Bank of the Ottawa River, seen from the boardwalk

The Maison Charron in the Jacques Cartier Park

Some of the snow artificially manufactured for Winterlude has still not melted

The marina by the Jacques Cartier Park, not yet in use.
View of Nepean Point on the Ottawa side.

View of the National Gallery from "Malak's Bed"
... and a view of Parliament Hill from the same spot

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