Monday, June 3, 2013

Where In Ottawa: The June Edition

On Saturday, The Brown Knowser celebrated it's second anniversary. Time flies: it seems like this blog has been running longer, possibly due to the fact that it's a spin-off from my first blog, Brownfoot Journal. Also, I've been more active in the two years on this blog than I was in the nearly four years that I ran my other blog.

And I want to thank all of you, my readers, for continuing to visit and take an interest in my posts. Though many bloggers say that they write for themselves, I must say that I continue to write here and at Beer O'Clock because of the positive feedback that I get from you. You keep me going.

What better way to start off this blog's third year than with one of my most-popular posts, Where In Ottawa?

If you haven't seen this challenge before, the rules are simple: Below is a photo that I shot somewhere in the Ottawa area, including the Gatineau region. If you think you know the location of the photo, leave your guess in the Comments section of this post. If you're the first person to correctly identify the location, you win.

If the photo alone doesn't help, don't worry: starting tomorrow, I will leave a clue each day at the top of the right-hand column, just above my photo.

Sound good?

There is, however, some fine print:
  • If you were with me when I took this photo, you are ineligible to play.
  • Only guesses that are left in the Comments section of this post will count. I will not respond to e-mail or Facebook messages, nor to tweets.
  • If you have won Where In Ottawa in the past, you can still play but no giveaway will be awarded.
What is the giveaway? A PDF version of my novel, Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary. If you win, I will send you the book as a file, by e-mail.

As the winner, you must provide your e-mail address before the end of the month to claim your prize. Sorry, I'm getting a small backlog of unclaimed books, so if you don't send me your contact information before the start of the next challenge, I'll assume you just wanted to play along but not for the book.

Are you ready for this month's challenge?

Think you know Ottawa? Prove it!

Update: That didn't take long. After only one clue, Where In Ottawa has been solved. The location is, in fact, the Mayfair Theatre on Bank Street, near Sunnyside.

The clue, "Nice place for a picture," didn't refer to the framed brickwork in the facade: I meant picture, as in motion picture.

Congratulations to James Atkins. Good work!

Where In Ottawa returns Monday, July 1. I know, that's Canada Day. Deal with it!


  1. Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank)

    1. Yes! Congratulations, JimBob19.

      Please contact me at and I'll send you a copy of "Songsaengnim."