Monday, June 6, 2016


I met Tracey Braun about four or five years ago, at a craft-beer festival, and I have always appreciated her love of good-quality beer. This weekend, when she correctly figured out the correct location of this month's Where In Ottawa, I knew that she and I also shared a love of our city.

The location of this month's photo challenge is  monument to our peacekeeping forces, called Reconciliation.

Congratulations, my friend.

Here are the clues, explained:
  1. Three On Watch—the monument, at the crossroads of Sussex Drive, St. Patrick Street, Murray Street, and Mackenzie Avenue, where the National Gallery, the American embassy, Major's Hill Park, and the Byward Market surround it, is a block structure upon which three peacekeepers stand or crouch, as though they are looking out onto their surroundings. Keeping watch, as it were.
  2. All we are saying...—is give peace a chance, as the song goes. As Lester B. Pearson said, in his 1956 speech about Canadian peacekeepers, "We need action not only to end the fighting but to make the peace."
  3. A place of Reconciliation—need I say more?
Nice work, Tracey. You claim bragging rights for this month.

The next Where In Ottawa will be... ?

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