Ottawa - J. K. Ribout Photography

July 12th, 2017

For Canada Day this year, my boyfriend Alex and I decided that we would like to spend the long weekend in Ottawa. We met up with my parents at my aunt and uncle's house just outside of the city and stayed there for the weekend. It was really nice to get to spend some time with my family; we just hung out outside by the pool which was very relaxing. It was our full intention to go out to Parliament Hill to join in on the celebration - however, that didn't happen.

After reading about the estimated crowd they had (over 500 000 people okay) and how bad the line up was to go through security, we decided to pass on it. The images of this blog post were taken on July 3rd. Not quite Canada Day, but the last time I was at Parliament Hill, I think I was 8 years old, so I was really excited to go explore and get some photography in.

These shots above took quite a while to capture. This is what's known as the Tomb of the Unknown Solider (the story behind this historic monument can be found here). As you can imagine, this is quite the attraction for tourist, as well as a high traffic spot in general; so trying to get the full shot without people was very hard. As luck would have it, we were there just in time for the changing of the guard; so not only was I able to get the photograph because people were being cleared to the side, I was able to see the changing of the guard happen as well. It was very neat to see.

Thanks so much for reading!

I hope you enjoyed my little belated Canada adventure in our beautiful Capital.


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