The Rideau Canal running through the heart of Downtown Ottawa, it becomes the world's longest outdoor skating rink in winter
The Chateau Laurier, somewhere I could never afford to stay!
I think no matter where we live we kinda have this mental boundary line where we consider a little further than we want to/prefer to go in our area. For me my mental boundary is Downtown Ottawa, I'll go there if I have to, rather not, and its got to be a good reason for me to go further East than Downtown. On Thursday I had a very good reason to go downtown!
National Arts Center on the banks of the Rideau Canal
I went to the NAC, National Arts Center to see the Broadway Across Canada production of Lion King. The seats were fantastic and the show was even better! Actually I would say it was utterly amazing! The costumes the sets, the make-up and the perofrmers were wonderful. The opening sequence just gave me chills! It was just amazing how the performers emulated the movement/behaviours of the animals they were portraying. I've seen a few shows in my time (Phantom several times, Les Miserables, Cats, and Tommy) and I have to say its up there amongst my favourites!
I wish more productions would come to the NAC, but from what I've heard the stage is too small for some of the sets/productions. Which is such a shame!