Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Ottawa P.2: Architecture

One of my favourite things to check out in any new (or, indeed, infrequently visited) city is the architecture.  Particularly, I am interested in the architecture of "regular" buildings.  Shops, houses, that kind of deal.  

I was on something of a mission while in Ottawa, to find a building that my brother had photographed about 7 years ago.  I have been painting a picture of that building (completing it is one of my 4 simple goals before 2013!), but the reference photo was lost with my mum's old computer, so I didn't know what some of the details looked like.  Sadly, I didn't find the building, but I found tons of other interesting trims for me to chose from.  Art!

Without further ado, here are a bunch of pictures of the tops of buildings.  I am so, so cool.

The top of this church was stunning.  I'd keep catching peeks of it above rooftops from KMs away!



















Do you have any "odd" things you like to photograph on vacation? Or have you ever taken a walking/bus architectural tour of a city? Or am I totally alone in my bizarre passions?

You can check out P.1 of my Ottawa trip HERE

--Erin

6 comments:

  1. Ottawa is gorgeous! My cousin goes to school there; this post makes me want to visit him even more now.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. It was blustery and grey the whole time I was there, and it was still just too beautiful. Definitely go and visit your cousin!! And I have a couple more posts of Ottawa goodness to share as the week goes on!

      --Erin

      PS. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

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  2. How THE FUCK did I miss so many posts!?! Shit I'm terrible! I also LOVE to photograph architecture on vacation--in my opinion, it's the number visual cue that you are somewhere new. I also adore photographing gardens or interesting trees. Another goodie. You make me want to visit Ottawa!

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    1. That's exactly why I like those little details too, it really feels like you're someplace different! A friend just got back from Europe and we were looking over a few of her photos and we agreed that the different colour roofs in Europe are totally the best. It's been a long time since I've seen anything but Grey roofs! (well, except for parliament, I suppose. Lovely green gothic things those buildings!)

      --Erin

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  3. I like to photograph sewer covers and manholes. Just the interesting ones, especially if they have the city's name.

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    1. OH man, one thing I kept trying to take pictures of in Ottawa were the manhole covers! They had a big fish on them! But every time I tried to take a picture there would be traffic or people trying to shove passed me :/. Maybe next time!

      --Erin

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