Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Parc des Portageurs

Okay, so it's not technically Ottawa.

But to be fair, I have said in past Where In Ottawa posts that the contest could also cover the Outaouais region. This month, I made good on that suggestion. One clue even reinforced that claim.

This month's Where In Ottawa location is the Parc des Portageurs, in the Hull sector of Gatineau.

Congratulations to Rubby Neville, who correctly identified the site. Here are the clues, explained:
  1.  Not teeth—although these smooth, teeth-like sculptures stick up out of the ground, they seem to be made of concrete.
  2. End of the road—along the north shore of the Ottawa River, the Route 1 cycling path takes you through Parc des Portageurs, near the E.B. Eddy buildings. but a short path branches from the main trail and ends at this site.
  3. Wires overhead, waves out front—lines from the power plant at the Chaudière Falls travel over this site, as seen in the photo. The waves, well... you get the picture.
  4. Not really in Ottawa, but visible from it—if you stand on the south shore of the Ottawa River, on the west side of the War Museum, you can see these rock-like structures, especially when the morning sunrise hits them.
So, this was a tricky photo challenge: that's the way I like them. I hope you do, too.

The next Where In Ottawa is Monday, August 4.

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