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Marche Byward

October 24, 2007 - Marche Byward
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Camera: Pentax Spotmatic F. Byward Market, Ottawa.

Sometimes these things name themselves, don't they? This is a shot of the Byward Market (Marché being French for market), as people walk (marche) through the market. Ah, I should write these things down. Sel-congratulatory laudits aside, the Byward Market is the oldest part of Ottawa, and one of the only consistenly vibrant areas, with a farmer's market at the centre, but a slew of restaurants, boutiques and night clubs as well. It has retained most of its charm, but as you can see in the top left corner, the omnipresent threat of highrise condos taking over looms.