If you're a fan of innovative architecture and design, I'm sad to report that it's really easy to get the blues here in Ottawa. There's a serious shortage of daring, innovative, heck, even *nice* architecture in this burg. But there are a few nicer buildings that always catch my eye, especicially when the light is good.
How innovative are they? Dunno - I'm not an architect.
How daring are they? They sure seem to play it safe.
Are they nice? Compared to most of the buildings around here, yes - they're certainly better than average.
Here are five buildings that caught my eye on lunchtime photowalks this year.
1/5: Constitution Square
2/5: Sun Life Financial Centre, w/bonus reflected buildings
On the left: Heritage Place, built in 1985. On the right: CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre, built in 2004
3/5: Export Development Canada headquarters
4/5: Public Service Alliance of Canada Building
5/5: Esplanade Laurier