July 03, 2005

The Colour Red: Scenes from Canada Day in Ottawa

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Flag bearing and red hat-totin'.
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The incredible snowbirds.
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CHEO bears love Canada Day!
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Parliament Hill, between the morning and evening concerts.
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You can't really wear too many Canadian flags on Canada Day.
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Patriotic maternity styles, anyone?
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As my sweetie said: Bagpipes, drums, and didgeridoo -- together at last.
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Quintessential Canada Day scene: happy revellers, lots of flags and red-and-white, noise-makers, a bare chest, and, of course, a cell phone.
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Year after year, I'm "pickin' chicken".
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An early evening glow falls on the gathering crowd at Major's Hill Park.
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Throngs of people crowd through a narrow strait by the Chateau Laurier.
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The bigger the better.
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Last act -- Kate and Anna McGarrigle -- at the Major's Hill Park main stage.
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Fireworks! They were really stunning this year.
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A neat visual effect from those fireworks that crackle.
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Happy Canada Day!
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I took many more photos than are shown above, and I've selected a slightly larger subset for your extended viewing pleasure. If you're interested in seeing more, click on the thumbnails below! This fuller set will be captioned soon, I promise.

Posted by anatole at July 3, 2005 12:54 PM
Comments

O Canada Day! I was sad to miss the Ottawa festivities, especially seeing as I'd been expecting to be there for most of the year. Still, The Move is over, and it was worth it. Great photos, especially the fireworks.

For sure though: next year in Ottawa...

Posted by: madhava at July 4, 2005 11:03 AM

those fireworks shots are spectacular - so nice and crisp!

I'm envious....should have taken my camera out more on canada day this year.

Posted by: robyn at July 5, 2005 04:06 PM

Amazing photos!

Posted by: Vlad at July 5, 2005 07:12 PM

Great pics.

Posted by: #0 at July 6, 2005 11:13 PM