Rideau Canal Doppleganger

I saw this photo on Jarrett Walker’s excellent Human Transit blog, and was immediately and temporarily confused. It is of a canal in Indianapolis, USA, but has an eerie similarity to  our Rideau Canal, right down to the similar “DND building” and the “westin hotel”.

Indianapolis canal


I am not including a similar shot of the Rideau Canal, because putting the evidence before you makes it easier for your eyes to distinguish between the two. The similarity is a play on the patterns of recognition in the mind.

No word on its World Heritage status.

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