Monday, October 19, 2015

the prettiest town

 Not all the sidewalks in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a small town located where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario, are paved in such an interesting fashion as this one

and not all of the buildings are covered with such vines
but the streets are covered with such flowery abundance
this is the Shaw Cafe and Wine Bar, a delectable spot for a meal before or after the theatre.  
NOTL is the home of the Shaw Festival.  The Royal George Theatre can be seen on the other side of the street with banners for two of the current plays being shown
one of the many shops even went so far as using some old stock of handbags as planters

The cenotaph, or clock tower, that stands in the centre of Queen Street. It was built and erected in 1922 to honour those from the town who were killed in WWI.  It has the distinction of being the only Canadian war memorial that is in the middle of any town's main street.

The light was fast becoming dull and dark so I stopped photographing and nipped inside for a refreshment before returning home. Yesterday we had a few moments of snow flurries. Today the temperature dipped to below freezing.  Not sure how much longer these flowers will last, but they have had a good run for the season.
a short walk at the end of the season for Jo's Monday Walks


  1. It all looks wonderfully civilised in a rather nice way! :) And that handbags idea is brilliant! I shall have to dig out a few of my oldies. :) Thanks a lot for joining me again.

    1. I think theatre focused towns are very civilized. and not in the least tacky.

  2. I agree, very pretty! But, brr, snow and freezing weather already - it was +2C when I left home this morning so we're not far behind.
    Anabel's Travel Blog

    1. Yes, this sudden cold spell is a bit unnerving!

  3. I'd love to visit this place all the flowers and vines...and love that clock tower!


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