Monday, December 5, 2011

Where In Ottawa: The December Edition

Once again, it's time for Where In Ottawa? This is the last round of 2011, and I hope that you've enjoyed playing as much as I've enjoyed exploring the city, looking for eye-catching sites, trying to stump you.

Last month, however, it seems that I didn't stump you enough. The statue at St. Andrew's Church was identified in about four minutes. This time, I'm hoping it'll take longer. At least, long enough for me to get a clue or two in!

So here goes:

Think you know where this photo was shot? Think you know Ottawa? Prove it!

If you think you know where this photo was shot, leave a comment in this blog post. The first person who correctly identifies this location will receive a PDF copy of my novel, Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary.

If you've already won this contest, you can still play. I have updated the book, so I'll happily give you an updated copy. You will still, of course, win bragging rights. Which may be more valuable to you.

Good luck!


  1. Guessing Rideau Centre, to the Ottawa Ikea's chagrin

  2. Mary: nice try, but no.

    Feel free to guess again!

  3. Isn't that in the National Gallery?

  4. fairywitht: It is not, I'm afraid.

    Thanks for trying; don't give up!

  5. War museum?

    Assuming not Charlotte's Web means a museum or gallery.

    PS It would be easier to review clues if they had a common hash tag that wasn't used for eighty bajillion other tweets.

  6. Mary: No, it's not the War Museum.

    Take a look at the top-right side of my blog. All of the clues are listed there. I hope that helps.

    A hashtag is a great idea. I'll use one next month.

  7. Is it inside the new Ottawa convention Centre?

  8. Heather R: Nope, but keep trying!

  9. Ooh, that new picture totally gives it away! I'm silly for not seeing it earlier. I've always wanted to take a picture of that thing too - I've just been busy. But I see it all the time!

  10. The almost newly-minted James Bartleman City of Ottawa Public Archives at Woodroffe and Tallwood?

  11. MB: Congratulations! That's it!!

    I shall contact you about your prize shortly. Well done.