Friday, April 5, 2013

Major's Hill Park Maintenance Shed

No, this is not Photo Friday.

I'm kind of glad that I have an excuse not to post another photo, because, apart from my Bate Island Project and Beer O'Clock, my camera hasn't seen much action this week.

So I can't tell you how relieved I am that my Where In Ottawa challenge has been solved.

For those of you who haven't followed this month's challenge, here is the photo.

This is the iron bannister to the front entrance of the maintenance shed, formerly a potting shed, in Major's Hill Park. It's that quaint stone building on the north end of the park, across the street from the National Gallery.

Congratulations to Matt Young for identifying the location of the photograph.

Because this is the only shot I took of that building (even though I've been past it thousands of times), I have to rely on a shot from Google Maps to give you a better idea of the building. Here it is:

And here are the clues, explained:
  1. CA-NA-DA... come on, sing it!—I was trying to help identify what the symbol was. It is, of course, the official symbol of Canada's centennial, and I'm sure most Canadians know that commemorative song that started, "♪♪ CA-NA-DA... we love thee... ♪♪"
  2. A major attraction—Major's Hill Park is a great drawing point of the downtown core. My clue had park of the park's name.
  3. Surprisingly, not well-maintained—the building is a maintenance shed, used by the NCC, and yet the symbol is broken.
I had more clues lined up, but the contest is now closed.

See you next month for another Where In Ottawa, and next week for Photo Friday.

But, as always, Happy Friday!

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