Ottawa’s Ferrari Festival – 2011

Ferrari!!! The Italians wanted to welcome everybody to view their national pride on Preston Street! The one event that is bound to get my attention is the Ferrari Festival! Ya, now you know who I am cheering for in Formula 1 haha! Oh! And because I missed out on last year’s Ferrari Festival, I shall post double the amount I normally would so make sure you have a great net connection!

(Link – MySite) – Little Italy!

(All images taken with a Lumix GF-1 Pancake lens on Preston Street – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!)

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Tulip Festival ’11 & Renge’s Sushi Appetite.

Went to the Tulip Festival again, this time for the international pavilion. I went there to see what was new and to see if I could get anything for my uh….demanding fox spirit – Renge. And I always keep forgetting that weekends keep bringing out all the tourists and locals. I could barely walk or even take proper images of tulips, Renge, the food, or see what is up for sale.  Was a nice hot day though, worth the trip to see the tent.

(Link – MySite) – First Nation’s tent.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Tulip Festival ’11 – Renge

Spring sure is slow this year around. I mean, last year we had the hottest spring while this year we had the most delayed one. Global warming? Global climate change? If anything, nothing stays the same for long so patterns tend to change. Same could actually be said to the format of the Tulip Festival. I’ll go with a bit of a prologue and a recap while showing my lovely Renge twins as they curiously climb up tulips on a very nice cloudless windy day.

(Link – MySite) – Red tulips, courtesy from our Dutch friends!

(All images taken on a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens.)

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Merry Christmas – Figma & Shinki

Merry Christmas everybody! If my previous article didn’t give it away, we’re celebrating a Merry Christmas Eve/Night/Day! I’ve had my fair share of fun and so did my Shinki’s and Figmas. Lets see how they celebrate heh. Two articles for one thing? Ya. One was for decorations, left over photoshoot, and this one is my improvised planned photoshoot.

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Renge’s Frustration & Christmas Illuminations

Hello! Hope and trust that everybody is behaving and not stirring up negative happenings? Everybody being polite and courteous to gain extra positive karma in life? Or are you aiming to get coal under your tree and stockings? 😛 Well, I got Renge images of when she was being a bit…sour. I also ended up getting a few Christmas decorations from around the city and planning to get more, hopefully.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens – and a few with Cellphone.)

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Trick or Treat! – Halloween – Figma & Shinki special

A few more days till Halloween! With the days quickly counting down to Halloween, my Figmas and Shinkis were quite estatic that they kept holding various meetings and mini-parties every few days. They ate snacks, fought one another, pigged out, and gained new gifts to use! Costumes? Sadly, none for all.

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Illuminated Boats – Dow’s Lake

Rideau Canal Festival – Ottawa decided to host a mini Flotilla parade with lights at the Dow’s Lake Marina. They did so with Remote Control scaled vessels and with private boats decorated with lighting. The event also held a delayed 10 minute long fireworks.

This article is for the Festival that was hosted during Saturday, July 31st, 2010.

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(All images and videos taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. 42 Images and 1 video for July 31st, 2010.)

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Canada Day/Independence Day – Long weekend

With Canada Day being somewhat prolonged into a long weekend I thought I’d extend it into one more article. I would also like to take the time to wish the Americans a Happy Independence Day! We get to celebrate our nation’s birthday in a short period of time. I’m merging Saturday and Sunday morning into this article as there aren’t that many pictures.

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(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)
(Side-note: No American related images, sorry :(. Images may also be random, though still somewhat fit with article.)


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Canada Day – Canada’s 143rd Birthday

Happy Canada Day everybody! It’s Canada’s 143rd birthday. Lets go take a look at how our fellow Canadians in the National capital are up to. Pardon the belated post up, can’t post as swiftly on Canada Day due to parties ^^.

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(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. 61 images and 1 video contained within from Lumix GF1.)

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Spark’s Rib Cook-off w/Figma Ein

Ottawa holds a Rib Cook-off every year for a few days for locals and tourists to try out. I decided to give this event an article this time around because I didn’t give one to it last year. I also encountered Ein on Parliament Hill where I tried to eat my chicken and ribs in peace.

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(All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. Article may make you crave for some BBQ chicken or ribs, you’ve been warned.)

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Italian Festival + Kiko Sushi Bar + Chinese Arch

This article will be a three part article dealing with Ottawa’s Italian Festival, Kiko Sushi Bar, and the under construction Chinese Arch. I went to the Italian Festival for the Ferrari’s only to cover other things not related to Ferrari. I originally did go for Ferrari but missed out as the Sunday schedule was different.

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(All images and video taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Ottawa Tulip – P4 & Ottawa Tour – Final

Ottawa Tulip Festival’s final article as today (Monday) is the last day for the event. I went back to Major’s Hill Park for the final time on Sunday to obtain some final Friendship stage content and to also wrap up the touristic view of Downtown Ottawa. I hope those following the blog enjoyed the 4 (or 5, counting the intro) covering both the Tulips and the Canadian-Dutch WW2’s 1945 celebration.

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(All images and videos were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.)

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Ottawa Tulip – P3 & Ottawa tour

Part three of the Tulip Festival with an added and continued downtown Ottawa tour. Basically got stuck in the same place due to the incoming storm but it started off differently. I decided to finally get around to showing you guys and gals a long wall of graffiti that other locals and photographers tend to photograph. You may want to view this in large to make out the fine details.

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(All images and videos were taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. Article contains 57 images and 2 videos.)

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