Ottawa Day 5 : National Gallery of Canada
It would be easy to ramble on about our trip to the National Gallery of Canada but my previous Ottawa recaps have been so verbose that I think I’ll let the art speak for itself. If you’ve been reading for a while, you may know that I studied Art History (with a focus on architectural history) as one of my undergraduate degree programs. Needless to say, it was a real treat to get to explore Canadian and Indigenous art in a museum setting for the first time. Those two collections stole the show. We spent the entire day at the museum, through breakfast and lunch, but it still wasn’t enough time to devote more than about 30 seconds to each piece of art. My personal highlights from this trip included the Frontier photography exhibit, the Rideau Chapel, and some of the impressionist pieces.
We ended the day somewhat early and headed home to have tacos and game night with Christina and Matteo. We played Pandemic, a cooperative board game! I've never really played a game where you work as a team before so it was really neat to play out that storyline. We had a really early night because of our 4 a.m. wakeup call to fly back home for Thanksgiving Day. Our trip was short and sweet but I still feel like we were able to see a lot of great things in Ottawa! I can't wait to go back and visit soon!