It's taken a while to get used to Ottawa, it has a much different feel than Hamilton. Ottawa is very positive, thriving, and has a lot to offer, but as is often heard, it really is a bit bland and lacking soul, especially compared to Hamilton. Of course it's quite a bit colder too, but there are some upsides to that like skating rinks, nice fluffy snow and the lack of dampness and muddiness.
#32 is out-of-focus Christmas lights on the trees outside my office
#23 is an explosion of crazy roofs in downtown Hull. It's a restoration of the old Hotel Chez Henri. Most of the building was accidentally destroyed in 2009 when the renovations began. All that was left were the lower brick walls on the sides visible in the photo.