Ottawa

National Gallery & Notre Dame

Next stop was the National Gallery of Canada, but the funny part is I wasn’t actually trying to visit the Gallery. I thought I had gone to the Royal Canadian Mint (more on that tomorrow), and it took me a little longer than I’d like to admit to realize I wasn’t in the right place. After quite a few walls of art, I realized I had ended up in the wrong place and just decided to go with it. Art museums aren’t high up on my list of favorite things in the same way they are for some people, but I did enjoy it and walking around. Click here for a detailed floor plan from their website.

 

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After I finished exploring the Gallery, I decided to walk around and see if I could find the Mint. No such luck, but I did land upon the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica! I took a few minutes to explore this, which was really interesting seeing as I recently went to the Notre Dame in Paris.

 

 

Next, I took a very brief stroll through ByWard Market, which is a tourist hub filled with shops, restauarants, and farmers’ markets. This was not my favorite place because of how busy it was and because I wasn’t really in the mood to window shop, but it was still interesting to walk through. I can definitely attest to the “tourist hub” part.

 

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