Ottawa: Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday


Hello from our capital city. Today, I had a chance to visit Ottawa during its post-Canada Day celebrations. The weather was very nice and the general atmosphere was very friendly and calm. Here are the two people who made this visit particularly pleasant for me: my beautiful daughter-in-law Chandra and my son Mark:


Let us begin the tour of the city by visiting something new: Inspiration Village in the historic ByWard Market neighbourhood.




Here is the heart of the ByWard Market neighbourhood:


And right here also you can find the bakery that president Barack Obama made very famous during his visit to Ottawa:




Here are Obama cookies, I bought some of them to take for my family in Poland:


What an amazing neighbourhood!



Let’s continue our walk around Ottawa and meet some of its entertainers and visitors.









Look at these people having their picnic on the bridge, facing the Parliament buildings. My daughter-in-law tried to book a space here on-line several weeks ago and five minutes after they opened the booking, everything was taken. By the way, the grass on the bridge is fake.




We were also very lucky to see the air show:


and the Changing of the Guard:


This very sweet and short trip made me realize how proud I am to be Canadian:


That is all for today. Please join me in ten days on my trip to Sri Lanka. It will be awesome and it will be on this blog. Happy Canada Day everyone!


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  1. Pulcheria
    July 2, 2017 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    Thank you from Ottawa. Great pics from Canada’s 150th Celebration. Obama cookies looked yummy. Always a pleasure.

    • July 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      Thank you Pulcheria. Happy Canada day to you!

  2. July 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    Amazing photos Mama. You can feel the spirit of the atmosphere through them!

  3. Bozena
    July 4, 2017 at 7:44 am — Reply

    Jak zwykle wspaniałe zajecia!!!!

    • July 4, 2017 at 10:51 am — Reply

      Dzieki Bozenko, udanego lata, duzo slonka i chociaz troche wypoczynku!

  4. Chandra
    July 4, 2017 at 9:13 am — Reply

    Great pictures! Glad we were able to catch some of the 150 celebrations!

    • July 4, 2017 at 10:51 am — Reply

      It was an awesome day, thank you!

  5. Christina
    July 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Happy Canada day Joanna

    • July 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm — Reply

      Thank you Christina for visiting my blog. You are awesome!

  6. Pamela Roth
    July 5, 2017 at 9:53 am — Reply

    Dear Joanna,
    What a great view of our capital city. I see you are going to Father Silva’s home country. Did you talk to him about your trip. I love your joy in diversity. I feel exactly the same way. Out world is so exciting with its varied countries and rleigions and customs–the way varied cultures have made meaning out of their reality. I don’t travel anymore and so doing it vacaioursly with you is wonderful

    • July 6, 2017 at 8:53 am — Reply

      Thank you Pam, I am very glad we share the same view of the world. I think our world is breathtaking but in order to see it, we need to study about it, and travel. Thank you for being with me in all those places. President Trump is also here, in Warsaw now. Few more hours and he is leaving for Germany, I am staying until Sunday and then, off to Sri Lanka.

  7. Angie
    July 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    So lovely!

  8. Angie
    July 10, 2017 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    Looking forward to your next journey.

  9. Angie
    July 10, 2017 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    Can’t wait to see your next trip!

    • July 11, 2017 at 9:10 am — Reply

      Thank you Alda/Angie for the comments. I am about to finish my first post from Sri Lanka. What a gorgeous place in the world. It is so exciting to be here!!!!!

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