Monday, February 6, 2012

Where In Ottawa: The February Edition

It's that time of the month: one of my favourite times, where I get you to wrack your brain and test your familiarity with Canada's capital.

It's time for Where In Ottawa.

If you're new to this contest, here are the rules.

The photo in this post was shot somewhere in Ottawa. Your job: identify the location. The first person to leave the correct answer in the Comments section for this post wins.

I know that many of you who follow me on Twitter have tried to send me your guess by tweet, and I haven't accepted your answer, even if you've been right. The reason that I insist that you place your answer on this blog is because your response is date-stamped, so there's no ambiguity about who is first with a response. Also, some of the players only follow me through The Brown Knowser through LinkedIn, or through Facebook, and they never see the tweets.

I want to be fair.

The winner of Where In Ottawa will receive a PDF copy of my novel, Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary. Already have a copy? If you've already won Where In Ottawa and did so before November 2011, I'll send you a new copy. If you won Where In Ottawa in or after November, then all you win is bragging rights.

So are you ready? Think you know Ottawa? Prove it!

Here's this month's location.

Okay, I'll be the first to admit it: it's not a very good shot. It's a little out of focus. But it was snowing when I shot it. And though I took this photo weeks ago, I didn't actually look at it until this weekend, when I was putting this post together.

But it should be enough to get you thinking, so get thinking!

Starting tomorrow, I will add clues to the top right-hand side of this blog, just below my photo. Clues will also be posted on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Good luck.

BTW: starting next month, Where In Ottawa will expand to include the Outaouais region. Why leave out the fabulous sites in Gatineau?

Update: the contest has been solved. Congratulations to MS, who correctly identified the angel sculpture in the Beaux-Arts Court in the Byward Market.

Your copy of Songsaengnim will get to you as soon as you tell me how to do so.


  1. Hmm, is it the sculpture of the angel at Beaux-Art Court, at Sussex and St Patrick?

  2. Congratulations, MS! This photo was, in fact, shot at the Beaux-Art Court in the Byward Market. The wing belongs to the angel.

    How can I contact you to get you your PDF of my novel? If you follow me on Twitter, contact me and I will follow you (if I don't already). You can then send me your e-mail address in a direct message.

    If you're not on Twitter or not following me, you can send me your e-mail by contacting me at

    Way to go!