Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ottawa from the 28th floor

...which is really only 27 stories from street level, because the Marriott at Queen and Kent Streets doesn't have a 13th floor. Who are they kidding?
Anyhoo, I took these shots while having lunch today at Merlot, the revolving restaurant which occupies said 28th floor.
This truly is a beautiful city.Parliament Hill (Duh! Yeah, really)
The Canadian War MuseumThe Supreme Court of Canada. If you look closely enough, you can see workers in fluorescent vests, cleaning snow off the front steps.


raino said...

ai live in ottawa so will have to go down nnd look for those people in the vests cause god i must be bloody well blind. i can't see them in the picture!!

A. & J. said...

I've been to the Merlot at night. It is a beautiful view. I've been to the revolving restaurant in NYC too, Ottawa is better IMO.

Newsguy Bob said...

I've been to the one at the top of the CN Tower many, many years ago. It's pretty cool, too.
The Merlot view is amazing when you're facing the river, the Supreme Court and Parliament Hill. The rest is not as attractive.

Newsguy Bob said...

Raino: Click on the pic and you'll get a super-duper large copy of it, on which you will see the folks in the vests. If you don't, get thee to an optometrist's office.

John Mielke Photography said...

Took me a minute to makes sense of the unusual orientation of Parliament Hill... we seldom see the view from behind the west block looking east. That's kinda neat!

WV: copoper

JB said...

There's also a revolving restaurant in Vancouver (aptly named "Top Of Vancouver") which is very nice - the city, the coastal mountains and the ocean make it an excellent view. I've also been to the CN Tower for dinner, and the food at either of those restaurants was not the best. I guess that's the trade-off for the great view.
Too bad you didn't win lunch for a year at The Merlot. ;-)
Very nice shots, Bob.

Anonymous said...

The photos totally capture the essence of Ottawa

raino said...

oh! now i see them. thanks. i'm not going blind.

Misster Kitty said...

DUDE! great shots! What was going on, you having a little afternoon delight at the hotel?!

oh and Tag, you're it!

Misster Kitty said...


It's been two weeks already. Blog something will ya?!?!?!

Happy New Year

word verif: drubus

as in: Bobbie is a drubus cause he ain'ta posted anything in two weeks