at long last, the promised walking tour.
but first, the overall view. the big picture.
I've shown plenty of views from my balcony, here is the view from where my friend lives on the
11th floor (because it is such an awesome view. I am almost jealous, but then I get to walk the stairs instead of always taking the elevator)
anyway... (as usual, all pics will embiggen if you make that extra click)
a nighttime view
a little closer view, taken very early in the morning, therefore no traffic. this is Hwy 2 or Lakeshore Rd
you may remember I mentioned that there is a creek behind my place where the ducks and geese like to play. as you can see there is not much water in the creek since we have had no rain in weeks.
looking almost bucolic so far, no?
at the end of the bike path we come upon the new condos with a blank space for the next one
and this view of the lake from Pearl Street will (soon?) disappear as a very controversial 30-storey condo is meant to replace the small deteriorating motel and empty space.
it has been years though, and no-one is quite sure what is happening with the developer.
farther along we end up at the bottom of the main street which also has a view of the lake and is the entrance to the waterfront park and trail
it is still hot outside, so not many
and as we head north again, we come to the side entrance of City Hall which is next door to the Queen's Head where I think we will stop on the patio for a refreshment before continuing