This week I crossed the Portage Bridge by foot and walked through the streets of old Hull. The old part of the city has some nice heritage buildings and a quiet little pedestrian zone that is home to trendy bars and restaurants.
Even though you are only a few hundred meters from downtown Ottawa, there is a distinct change in culture and atmosphere that you’ll notice as soon as you start walking around. There’s a bit of a Montreal influence on the architecture, food (lots of casse-croûtes advertising Poutine on sale) and of course you’ll hear French spoken more often than not.
Old Hull is worth checking out if you’re looking for change things up for an outing. Enjoy a little taste of Montreal, just across the river.
The other night, I was driving along the parkway at around 8ish. I was heading west and saw this amazing view. Fortunately, I had my camera with me. I turned off at the Parkdale exit, got back on the eastbound parkway, headed back towards the downtown core and parked my car near the war museum. I then walked along the unlit and deserted bicycle path (normal people don’t hang out here after dark), ‚ with my camera and tripod in hand.
It was worth the extra time and effort, because I’m pretty happy with the way these shots turned out.