Monday, October 2, 2017

Where In Ottawa LXIX

It's autumn, my favourite time of year, and while we started this season with the summer weather that we deserved in July, it's finally started to feel like fall.

It's also the first Monday of the month, and for this blog that usually means the beginning of my Where In Ottawa photo challenge, though, like many things this year, it hasn't always come as expected.

For those of you who don't know how this game is played, or for those of you who have played but need a reminder of the rules, here's how you do it:

Below, you'll see a photo that I shot somewhere in Ottawa. Your task is to locate where I shot it, as precisely as you can.

When you think you know this Ottawa location, leave your guess in the Comments section of this post. DO NOT TRY TO GUESS THROUGH E-MAIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL-MEDIA FORUM. The Comments section for this post is the only place where I'll acknowledge your guess, whether you're right or wrong. 

You can guess as many times as you like.

Starting tomorrow, if the challenge hasn't been solved, I'll post a clue on the main page of The Brown Knowser, just above my profile photo. The first person to correctly identify the location in the photo wins the challenge, bragging rights, and will be mentioned in an upcoming blog post, where the location will be revealed to all.

But this month, there's more. Read on to find out.

Ready for this month's challenge? Here you go:

Think you know Ottawa? Prove it!

As you can see, the photo is of a sculpture that includes a book. Count that as a bonus, an early clue. And, because I've tied a book into this contest, whoever solves this challenge will receive an autographed copy of my novel, Songsaengnim: A Korea Diary

Good luck.


  1. St Laurent Library bench -- OttawaMaryJ

    1. Good guess, Mary, but no, it's not the bench at the St.Laurent Library. Don't give up!

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    1. Yes! Congratulations, Tina, it's the Carp branch of the Ottawa Public Library, next to the Diefenbunker.