Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A detour - Guelph, Ontario

Picard's - what can be better than local grown peanuts!  They are the sweetest peanuts we've tasted, if just because they are grown here in Ontario.  There are outlets scattered across the province but the closest for us is the one south of Guelph in Morriston.  This is a great time of the year - the peanuts are freshly harvested and roasted.  We decided to play tourist in Guelph, which we haven't visited for 20 years.  We visited the top three sights listed on the TripAdvisor Top 10 things to do.  Here's the first, the lattice covered bridge built in 1992 modeled on a design from the 1880's, one of only two covered bridges in Ontario.  

It's a beauty!  If you look very hard, you may be able to see the couple embracing against the wall and the photographer taking photos of them, probably for a wedding video.

Looking out from the lattice-covered side...

What is it about birds and lining up?!

The Old Quebec Street Mall was actually listed as the top sight but it's very limited.  We had a coffee in there and visited the artisan shop.  

We like the work of Paul Szewc - 

And at the street corner - Occupy Guelph!  

I like the roof of this church,

but was particularly impressed by the third sight on the list - the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, built in 1888 and at the highest point in Guelph.   The inside was a bit of an anti-climax.

Back to NZ with the next post!

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