Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was in downtown Ottawa? The classes with Nancy Bush were at the top of a hotel right beside the massive Museum of Nature, and at lunch time I went out to hunt down a few examples of Art Deco architecture that I’d seen before when driving through the neighbourhood. Here are my top 3 buildings of that little walk:
335 Metcalfe – The Trafalgar
Park Square at 425 Elgin
Windsor Arms at 150 Argyle St - This massive building drew me in, and I wanted to get as much of it as I could in one picture.
What really surprised me were the colourful tiles. I haven’t seen another building like this in Ottawa.
It called to my mind this amazing building in Montreal: 1414 Drummond (Drummond Medical Arts Building).
I’m so glad I took advantage of the sunshine to look at some buildings I’d only seen briefly when driving into the downtown core. Seeing the tile decoration was like finding an Easter egg!