Monday, August 19, 2013


Just down stream from the mightily Niagara Falls is quiet Niagara-on-the-Lake. This little town, where the Niagra river meets Lake Ontario, attracts a lot of tourists, but for the most part the ambiance is understated class rather than the tacky clutter that is available at the Falls.

The town, and vantage for this photo, is on the Canadian side. Across the river on the American side is Old Forth Niagara. The Canadians have their own fort on this side too. It is easy to forget that at one time the Americans and Canadians were bitter enemies (well, the Canadians were technically British). During the war of 1812 there were cross the river hostilities that resulted in a burned village that is now known as Niagara-on-the-Lake. The war was mostly an effort to tidy-up some lingering details left over from the Revolutionary war. Fortunately those bloody days are distant history and United States, Canada and England are close allies and steadfast friends.

We spent the week-end in Niagara-on-the-Lake enjoying some pleasant site seeing, delicious dinning, pleasurable wine tasting, and impressive theater performance. The town is host to the Shaw Festival with four theaters and up to eight professional performances each day.

I am going to bend my rule regarding posting images this week. Still only one a day, but I will extend the postings into the week and, with later photos, they may be more than a day or two old. It is my general rule to post only fresh, but it is my blog so I can do what I want. OK with you?


  1. John, you are completely free to do as you like on your blog. Fortunately I've always found your posts well worth reading and seeing. This photo has a sense of peace, class, and comfort. Sounds like you had a fine vacation.

  2. Yes, it's fine, John. But I will say that no matter how old the photos are, they're always fresh.

  3. LIke others have said, John, your pictures always look good, no matter if they're fresh, or a little old. They are always fresh to your readers.