A bit of a different view of the Ottawa Parliament buildings, I absolutely loved the Gothic Revival architecture in the heart of the city and decided to explore the area a bit when I saw the picture above. The interior of the building that you see above is absolutely incredible. Even though Toronto resembles New York to a large degree I was expected the capital of Canada to resemble Washington, D.C.
Just as Latin Americans from S. America hate be called Mexicans, Canadians hate to be called Americans, but at the same time Canada & USA share a common culture that can be identified throughout Canada. The French part of Canada is what sets Canada completely apart from USA aside from different ideologies as well. Ottawa is a great stop over but not a city where you should spend a ton of time, unless of course its on official business.