My first day in Ottawa was a hot one, despite the puddles on the floor the temperature was at a scorching 28 degrees. After a slow start in the morning myself, my grandma and my cousin Aimee all set off to catch the 45 minute bus ride to Ottawa.
Once we arrived our first mission was to get ourselves some lunch. A ham and cheese baguette later I was ready to explore the city of Ottawa. After our food we walked down to the Locks and watched as two boats made thier way up the canal. The walk down the canal was pleasant and a small breeze had broke through the days humidity making our journey even more enjoyable, along our way we learnt the history of the Locks.
In the afternoon when the heat became unbearable we made our way to the National gallery of Canada. Once inside we made our way to Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, this particular exhibition had me in awe. Featuring more than 150 works of art by over 50 artists from 16 artists the exhibition was a combination of impressive instalments which supplied surprises around every corner. In particular, there were two instalments which caught my interest. The first required you to lie down on supplied mattresses as you watched six globes protruding from the ceiling, within the globes the was a series of videos which, when combined with the surround sound created an effect of relaxation. My second favourite instalment was one which allowed visitors to take a part of it home. The piece was the length and width of a large wall and consisted of what could be described as posters hung upon the wall itself. The art work allowed you to take a poster from the wall and take it for yourself, underneath were large bright letters spelling out a word or sentence that was not yet fully revelled.
All in all my first day in Ottawa was a one which I will hopefully never forget.