Travel: Ottawa

This summer, my dad and I took two day trips to Ottawa just to get out of town. We did some walking around Parliament Hill, the Rideau Centre, went to the National Gallery of Canada and got a tour of the Peace Tower. For lunch, we ate Le Moulin De Provence, a landmark bakery and bistro-café. Their smoked salmon croissant sandwich was definitely one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. The new location is very clean and open with big windows allowing a lot of daylight to come through. President Barrack Obama even ate at this restaurant when he visited Ottawa. The staff were also friendly, I highly recommend it! For dinner we ate at Ace Mercado, an authentic Mexican restaurant with fabulous cocktails and rich, thick coffee (if you are a person who likes their coffee strong like me).

At the National Gallery of Canada, we were able to see the special exhibit on Elizabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) who was the portrait artist of Marie Antoinette, one of the few successful female portrait artists of her time.

In one of my photos, there is a view of the Wednesday afternoon yoga class on Parliament Hill from the Peace Tower.

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