Monday, April 3, 2017

Where In Ottawa LXIV

Last month, when DW saw the Where In Ottawa photo, she didn't recognize the location so she asked me where I had taken it. My response was simple:

"If you want to know, you have to play."

I wish I had used that answer, yesterday, when she asked me where I was going. I was heading out to take the photos that I will use for this month's photo challenge.

When I told her, she said, "Oh, no, you're not heading way over there. You'll be gone for hours."

From now on, I'll simply say, "If you want to know where I'm going, you'll have to play the game." Of course, in doing that, she'll only discover where I had been.

And, by the way, in telling you what she said to me, I'm not really giving you any undue clues. I wasn't gone for hours. All told, from the time I headed out of our Barrhaven neighbourhood, in the beautiful afternoon, until I had returned home, I had only been gone for less than two hours, but I had also driven around until I found my Photo of the Day.

But I digress.

If my monthy contest is new to you or if you've forgotten the rules, here they are:

Below, you will see a photo that I shot somewhere in the Ottawa area. Your job is to identify the location by leaving a guess in the Comments section of this blog post.

You must leave your guess only in this post to qualify. Because the comments are time-stamped, everyone who plays can see the date and time that an answer is submitted. If you try to guess by any other means, whether you're right or wrong, I won't respond to that guess and you can't win.

For every day that the challenge isn't solved, I'll leave a clue in the top-righ corner of my blog. Above my profile picture on the main page of my blog. (I know, I've changed the layout of my blog and the individual posts don't show my profile. Simply click The Brown Knowser title at the top of any post, and there you are.)

The first person to correctly identify the location wins the challenge. I will also give you an autographed copy of my novel, Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary.

You can guess as many times as you like.

Are you ready? Here's April's photo (to make it extra challenging, I rendered the photo in black and white):


Think you know Ottawa? Prove it!

 

29 comments:

  1. Teacher's College on Lisgar Street, now incorporated into Ottawa's City Hall. ?????

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    1. Nice guess, Becky, but no. It's not the old Teacher's College on Lisgar.

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  2. Is it the church on Richmond Road, north side, west of Churchill, across from all the pubs?

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    1. Thanks for your guess, Peggy, but it's not that church in Westboro. Try again!

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  3. The church at Kent & Wellington across from the East Block?

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    1. Good guess, Leacy, but I did that church a few years ago. Try again.

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  4. Sorry,West Block, I mean.

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  5. Knox Presbyterian church?

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    1. Thanks for guessing, Greg, but it's not Knox Presbyterian (which I used as a Where In Ottawa spot a few years ago). Geez... do I photo that many churches? :)

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  6. I have two guesses: LaSalle Academy and that place on Upper Lorne.

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    1. No and no, TKW, but don't give up.

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    2. Or the hospital on Bruyere?

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    3. Neither St.Vincent nor Bruyere. Way to keep guessing!

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  7. Parliament buildings?

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  8. The old Jail hostel on Nicholas or Arts court beside it?

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    1. Not the old jail. Good guess: don't give up.

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  9. Former Immaculata High School on Bronson--might not be quite old enough but it's my best guess

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    1. That's a very good guess, Kerry, but it's not the old Immaculata High School. Try again.

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  10. The nunnery off Main Street in Old Ottawa East?

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  11. OK. So former religious. Looks like 19th century rough quarried stone, but the building is not in great shape... Hmmm...

    I'm tempted to check your Untappd profile to see which neighbourhoods you've been drinking in most often lately. ;-)

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    1. Ha! Check away! I think I drank at home that day.

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    1. Well played!
      https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.4359158,-75.684854,3a,15y,333.76h,110.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-AHEMmnqziczZLBOZmSOVw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en

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    2. Yes! Congratulations, Determined. You found it. This month's photo is, indeed, the Chinese Embassy. Let me know how I can get a copy of my book to you.

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    3. Neat! Please DM me on Twitter @NoodlezandBeanz

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