Monday, May 14, 2012

Solved At Last

It's been a long week of clues for this month's Where In Ottawa, but yesterday the mystery was finally solved. The location for the photo is the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa.

Congratulations to Nikolai, who figured it out. By request, he has claimed an electronic copy of Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary.

Here's a breakdown of the clues:
  1. One of four—the beam that appears in the shot for the game is a defining feature of the structure. There is one on each of the four corners of the roof.
  2. Meeting point—this clue has a couple of meanings: the Unitarian Church is a congregation of faiths, a place where everyone can meet; also, each of the beams flow up the spire of the building, meeting at the point.
  3. A river's view—not only do the rear windows of the building look out across the Ottawa River Parkway, but also out onto the river. And vice-versa.
  4. Calls itself First, but where is the Second?—this structure is home of the First Unitarian Congregation; as far as I know, there is no Second Unitarian Congregation.
  5. Do you see the POINT?—if you're travelling along the parkway, yes, you do.
  6. Lotta Hitschmanova—this was a givaway:  a Canadian humanitarian, Lotta helped to found the Unitarian Service Committee (USC) of Canada with the help of the people of the Ottawa Unitarian Congregation. A bust of her stands inside the church.
What did you think? Too hard? Too easy? Just right?

You know, if you want a copy of my book so badly, you could just buy it. That would make me very happy. Thank you.

And thank you again for playing along. I loved the enthusiasm and frustration I caused.

The next Where In Ottawa is June 4.

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