Monday, October 24, 2011

Ottawa OktoberFest

 

Ottawa Oktoberfest PumpkinSaturday, October 21 my husband and I decided take the public transit downtown Ottawa for the 2nd Annual OktoberFest at the Byward Market. There was live music, pumpkins, apples, wagon rides, dancing, and, of course, sausages, schnitzel, and beer. 

 

The day began overcast and damp, but the forecast was optimistic. While the temperature was a bit cool, walking around and enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells we quickly warmed up!

ottawa oktoberfest wagonottawa oktoberfest accordianbyward market 2011

We even managed to see, from left to right in the picture the German Ambassador, Ottawa MP (member of Parliament), and Ottawa Mayor at the kick off ceremony. The three guests participated in a stein (but in this case they didn’t have any steins available so they used pitchers) holding competition, where they competed to see who would outlast the others while holding out a pitcher of beer. The German ambassador later told us that we were doing it wrong. In Germany, they drink the beer, then hold up the steins.

ottawa oktoberfest german ambassador

I adore Autumn colors, and was sure to bring my camera to inspire future amigurumi color palettes. I love the purple iris, pumpkin orange, apple red.

applesautumn flowersbyward pumpkins

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