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Each Saturday from now on, I’ll be sharing a photo with you from my travels around the world.

This week, the photo comes from Ottawa, Canada.

In mid-May, I headed up to Canada’s capital for a few days to attend the tail end of the Canadian Tulip Festival. During this annual celebration of spring and Ottawa’s tie to the Netherlands, hundreds of thousands of tulip bulbs are planted all around the city. Most of the colorful blooms are found in tulip beds around Dows Lake. This particular bed of translucent pink tulips particularly caught my eye — I have never seen tulips that looked like this before!

Canadian Tulip Festival 2013 in Ottawa

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18 Responses to Photo of the Week: Canadian Tulip Festival

  1. memographer says:

    Beautiful colors from a perfect angle!
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  2. Beth says:

    Those are some of my favorite tulips…I love how they’re semi-transluscent!
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  3. Beautiful composition, Amanda. I will have to go to the festival next year to see it for myself :)

  4. Heni says:

    Oh my God, breathtaking colors! I wish I could run through a valley fulfilled with pink tulips, thanks for the inspiration, I’ve just written a new amazing item on my bucket list!:)
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  5. GORGEOUS! I put up a photo essay of tulips and other beauties not too long ago! I just love photographing flowers- they are always such a perfect subject!
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  6. Awesome shot! So colourful!
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  7. Elora says:

    I love tulips! Unfortunately the ones in my garden died out. I’m always coveting flowers–I’m an avid gardener. If it wasn’t for my discipline, I’d end up taking over other people’s yards and getting arrested for “destruction of property”. Love this pic!
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    • Amanda says:

      If you love flowers and gardening, you should definitely check out the Canadian Tulip Festival sometime if you can! Sooooo many beautiful flowers there!

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