PHOTOS OF OTTAWA OC TRANSPO BUSES AND STORES IN NEPEAN!
(How thrilling! Right? RIGHT?!)
Yesterday afternoon, I went to see a psychologist about something (nothing too wrong... I may discuss it later), and, since I was going to be out anyway, I decided that I'd take pictures of OC Transpo buses and businesses on Merivale that I frequent, mainly to have stock photos of these places for when I discuss them in this blog, but also because I want to boost my Google Image Search hits the next time they do a big re-index.
I've posted the photos that I took yesterday in my Ottawa Snapshots album (the new photos start on the second page), but here are a few highlights (if you can call them that), direct linked from my Photobucket account and reduced in size for bandwidth reasons (and because I want to give you some incentive to look at the album).
An Ottawa OC Transpo bus passes the bus stop at the corner of Holland and Carling, while a girl waiting at the stop watches me warily, probably suspecting that I might covertly be taking a picture of her. (Okay, I did accidentally get her in the frame, but it wasn't my intention.)
A shot of a different Ottawa OC Transpo bus, also at the Carling-Holland stop. You can see that it's an Orion Bus from Daimler-Chrysler. (Orion Bus website)
The Comic Book Shoppe on Clyde in Nepean, where I buy the more obscure anime that I can't find at HMV, Music World, Future Shop, or Best Buy. If you look carefully, you can see Sailor Moon and Vash the Stampede from Trigun painted on one of the windows. (The Comic Book Shoppe website)
A row of Ottawa newspaper boxes outside of the Buffet Yangming Chinese restaurant on Merivale. The papers include the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Sun, and the Ottawa version of the freebie paper Metro.
The Merivale Toys R' Us, where I had a job interview in February.
The Merivale McDonald's restaurant, with the unusual Drive-Thru version of the Golden Arches, where I had a job interview in March.
The Merivale Mall with the Farm Boy food store/grocery store/almost-supermarket that I had a job interview at in March 2005 (notice a pattern?).
The Merivale HMV music and video store with the somewhat fading pink HMV logo.
The Merivale Blockbuster Video, the frequent destination of my "nocturnal missions" (okay, "late-evening missions", since Merivale Blockbuster closes at midnight).
The Beer Store, the chain where the prudes in the Ontario government force us to buy our beer (not counting that "pee water" non-alcoholic beer you can buy in Ontario supermarkets).
The dogleg curve at the intersection with Clyde where Merivale Road swerves east. You can see a Dairy Queen, and, more importantly, CJOH-TV, the CTV station that would be of interest to fans of 1980s Nickelodeon and late 1980s/early 1990s YTV as the studio where You Can't Do That on Television was shot.