Monday, September 17, 2012

Tourist Season/Our World

 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Tourists from all over the world flock to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a lovely town on the Niagara River just a hop, skip and a jump from Niagara Falls and right across the river from New York State.  My husband and I  stopped by for a short visit on our way home last week from the U.S.

 Sidewalks festooned with flowers

 Festive and welcoming, the many containers were filled to the brim with well-maintained flowering plants. It was a pleasure to walk along the main street with a camera.

 Street median

The town must have a large staff to water plants and remove dead blossoms.

 Horse andcarriage

When I took this photo, there were three horse and carriages lined up ready to take tourists for a 30- or 60-minute ride through town and a short way beyond.

On tour

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39 comments:

Elizabeth Edwards said...

now this looks like a place that the hubby & i would love to see in person. what a gorgeous location. so quaint. (:

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a nice place to walk around and check out the stores. The flowers are gorgeous! And I see a bakery. YUMMY!

Cloudy said...

Ein fröhlich bunter Ort, und so nah an dem Wasserfall, traumhaft...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Stephanie said...

It is a beautiful setting. I visited the very same spots in your photos six years ago. My aunt lives there.

Lowell said...

Wonderful series EG! I can smell fall in the air and the colors are so vibrant. The carriage reminds me of the ones in Central Park in NYC.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

What a cute place, and I would love to go on a carriage ride.

Deanna said...

Oh I love towns like this, so full of color and character!!

Judy said...

It's been years since I have been to Niagara on the Lake... It still looks just as beautiful as I remember...

Penelope Postcards said...

This sweet tourist spot reminds me of Victoria on Vancouver Island in the West. Not sure there is a Just Christmas store there, however. But what a great idea for early birds when it comes to gift buying. I like souvenirs with a purpose.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful area!

Linnea said...

What a picturesque place that is; I'd love to make it my world for a couple of days! I bet it still looks charming even in the middle of winter!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a beautiful town! The colors are all so wonderful...beautiful photos!!

Paul in Powell River said...

Definitely a tourist town, and as Penelope noted, looks somewhat like Victoria, BC (which did have a Christmas store till just recently anyway).

LONDONLULU said...

It's such a pretty town - I bet it looks wonderful once the wintry season sets in too!

Elisa said...

Woderful colors of those pictures!
Have a nice week
Elisa, en Argentina

VioletSky said...

I have not managed one visit here this summer (running out of money for the Shaw!) and usually I am down several times during the theatre season.

Randy said...

I like all of the beautiful flowers.

RedPat said...

I was down to visit friends who live in the countryside just outside of town a week ago but didn't make it into town. Your pics make me wish that I had.

Linda Kittmer said...

Lovely shots. I especially like the colours and composition of the first one. We're in Georgetown but haven't been down to visit this quaint little village for several years. It's such a fun place to poke around and shop for special gifts.

Linda Kittmer said...

Lovely shots. I especially like the colours and composition of the first one. We're in Georgetown but haven't been down to visit this quaint little village for several years. It's such a fun place to poke around and shop for special gifts.

Gary said...

Used to spend a lot of time there!! Great tour. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dianne said...

What a pretty town and I can understand why tourists would flock there. Perfect for taking a ride in one of those lovely carriages.
Hoping you are enjoying a wonderful week.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely, delightful place, EG!! I love your captures and I would so like to visit there!! Thanks for sharing the visit! Your photos are the next best thing to being there myself!! Have a great week!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such fun, flowers and plants are a great way to get people feeling good about where they are. Expensive but worth it.

Rose said...

It the photos are anything to go by, it felt wonderful when these photos were taken.

Valerie said...

A colourful stop-over.

Kathy said...

A picturesque little place. Looks like a fun visit.

Tito Eric said...

What a lovely tourist enclave!

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Sue said...

I wish I could step into these photos, especially that Christmas shop!

=)

Jack said...

Nice photos, EG, especially the first two. It seems that more places are decorating with big and colorful flowers and plants, a development that I wholeheartedly favor. But, it does make my own floral efforts look pretty lame.

Rohrerbot said...

That street median is beautiful. I'd love to have something like that here. They did a great job with the arrangments in the pot. And who doesn't like a Christmas store in a scenic place?:)

Luna Miranda said...

i love the "small town" atmosphere. the flowers and light are beautiful. have you tried the horse-drawn carriage?:p

Indrani said...

Carriage rides a popular activity in most tourists places. Great captures.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Touristically perfect and a Christmas shop too!

ladyfi said...

What a charming town! And is that a Christmas shop I see - already?

Fun60 said...

What a pretty welcoming town.

Zosia said...

The moment I saw the Christmas Shop, I knew it was Niagara-on-the-Lake. One of my favourite places in Ontario. Thank you for this post.

kaye said...

what a pleasant street. I especially love the bright colors onthe Christmas store in the first photo.

Amy Burzese said...

We've been there. It is a beautiful place.

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