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Old Posted Nov 30, 2009, 5:20 PM
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Arrow Ottawa's famous BYWARD MARKET



ByWard Market

The ByWard Market is Ottawa's most vibrant district, offering shopping and dining
for tourists and residents alike. A farmer's market has operated here since the
mid-1800s, but today the area is dominated by restaurants, pubs and night clubs.
Architecturally, there is a successful blend of old and new to create an attractive
and lively urban environment.















































































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Old Posted Nov 30, 2009, 5:57 PM
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Wonderful area (I was there this summer), and another job well done.
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Old Posted Nov 30, 2009, 6:59 PM
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Whoa. Ottawa is awesome. I had no idea. Looks like an incredible area.
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I think this is my favorite Ottawa thread by you yet. I've never seen the Byward neighborhood so up close and in detail like this, it truly looks like a fantastic district! Is there a main drag or is it kind of like Toronto's Kensington where the thing is like a maze and every street has interestingness?

I like the sort of east meets west. It definitely has nods to the Eastern architecture of Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, and Halifax, but also has that new modern planning style found in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, and Portland. Very wicked, flar!

Also, these photos seem like they were acquired over a long period of time as many look like summer photos, is that true? Were these mostly taken at the same time, if so, how did you get so many crisp shots with 1 lighting condition?

I really love how walkable it feels in the photos...dense, quaint, compact, etc...something sorely missed in Edmonton.
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I think this is my favorite Ottawa thread by you yet. I've never seen the Byward neighborhood so up close and in detail like this, it truly looks like a fantastic district! Is there a main drag or is it kind of like Toronto's Kensington where the thing is like a maze and every street has interestingness?

I like the sort of east meets west. It definitely has nods to the Eastern architecture of Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, and Halifax, but also has that new modern planning style found in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, and Portland. Very wicked, flar!

Also, these photos seem like they were acquired over a long period of time as many look like summer photos, is that true? Were these mostly taken at the same time, if so, how did you get so many crisp shots with 1 lighting condition?

I really love how walkable it feels in the photos...dense, quaint, compact, etc...something sorely missed in Edmonton.
This is the oldest part of Ottawa. It is entirely walkable. There is no main street per se, with major thoroughfares actually marking the boundaries of the area. Rideau on the south, St. Patrick on the north, Sussex on the west and King Edward on the east. It is within walking distance of the main downtown area and increasingly becoming part of downtown. The market has been a centre of commerce since Ottawa's founding and had a raw edge for much of its history. It has been enormously popular with both residents and tourists in recent years and has become a trendy place to live. Lots of new condos have gone up inside and adjacent to the market in recent years.
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Nice shots... loved all the East Market photos (the building in my avatar )
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Great photos.

You really captured some of the buildings in a way that I don't see them everyday, if that makes any sense.

I found myself noticing something new in a handful of buildings that I walk or drive by every day.
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Great pictures of one of Canada's best neighbourhoods.
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Gread thread. I really enjoyed visiting the market myself when I was in Ottawa two summers ago. One thing I found especially interesting was the extreme bilingualism of the place. I walked into a cheese shop and didn't say a word, as I was curious as to what language I would be addressed in. When I got to the till, I was rung up in French. I would love to know how people determine which language to use? Thankfully I'm bilingual myself, so it didn't matter!
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Gorgeous and beautiful. So Canada.
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2009, 3:26 AM
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ee: The market is probably about a 12 block square, it's not a commercial strip along one main street. Also, on most neighbourhood tours I take all the photos on one trip, but these shots were taken at various times over the fall and summer, mostly when I at the market for reasons other than photography.


Zach6668: I know what you mean, there are usually people and other distractions in the market so you don't notice individual buildings sometimes. There are some handsome old buildings down there, the stone ones in particular.

salvius: I agree
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Lots of bad headaches from this place.

..and these two.

..couple from here, too.

Great as always.

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Gread thread. I really enjoyed visiting the market myself when I was in Ottawa two summers ago. One thing I found especially interesting was the extreme bilingualism of the place. I walked into a cheese shop and didn't say a word, as I was curious as to what language I would be addressed in. When I got to the till, I was rung up in French. I would love to know how people determine which language to use? Thankfully I'm bilingual myself, so it didn't matter!
A lot if not all of the produce vendors in the market are from Eastern Ontario, which is very francophone. Same thing at the Parkdale market west of downtown.
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Great thread, flar!!
So many good memories. I lived at the north end of the Market on St. Andrew while I was at U of O. I'm amazed I got any homework done.
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Nice pictures. This is Ottawa's main bar district, correct? It sure seems like it could be.
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Nice pictures. This is Ottawa's main bar district, correct? It sure seems like it could be.
I would say so, but it is far more than that. Because of the farmer's market, the specialty food stores, the wide range of shops, and restaurants that cater to both the lunch crowd and evening diners in every price range, it is a lively place morning through night. Thankfully, there will be no transit strike this year so I plan on venturing through the area during the Christmas season.

As a native Ottawan, I am always too busy rushing around to notice the architecture that surrounds us. Thank you flar for the great photos and allowing me to appreciate my own city more.
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Otta-whoa!

This is by far the most fascinating Ottawa neighborhood I've seen on here... so much delicious food!
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Very nice area, and great shots.

Wish I knew how you put your photo presentation together. Very professional look.

adios
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I've spent many a night in this area. Great set flar.
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