Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Artist: Tony Johnson, Oshawa, Ontario
The Lake Ontario waterfront was a favourite gathering spot during the summer. Streetcars running north and south on Simcoe Street were a popular means of getting to the waterfront. Barnhardt's Pavilion was famous throughout Oshawa and beyond for its Friday night dances. The merry-go-round, called "The Ocean Wave", was a fixture at the Lake. I'm linking to Monday Mural.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Artist: John Hood. Ontario Regiment - 130 Years of Service (1996)
This mural commemorates the 130 year history of Oshawa's own Ontario Regiment and its involvement in the nation's conflicts and the UN peace keeping. All of the medals depicted at the bottom of the mural are accurate representations of Canadian military decorations.
Located on the east wall of McLaughlin Bandshell at Memorial Park, Metcalfe Street.
I'm linking to Monday Mural.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Niagara-On-The-Lake is a Canadian town located in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. The Royal George Theatre is one of the gems that you will find there. Acording to their web page The Royal George presents a modest exterior, but inside it’s all Edwardian gilt mouldings, red walls and golden lions! This 328-seat theatre was built as a vaudeville house to entertain the troops during World War I and now hosts the Shaw Festival’s repertory theatre productions.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Friday, June 08, 2012
Is it just me or has anyone else notice how this vine is spreading in Ontario? Virginia Creeper Vine is not an invasive plant but it certainly can be considered aggressive. The vines can reach at least 50 feet in length. It can climb just about any vertical surface: trees, telephone poles, fences and walls. Left unchecked, Virginia creeper vines have the potential to overwhelm their host tree, but they are less of a problem than kudzu or wild grapevine.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Monday, June 04, 2012
This painting pays tribute to the circus, which rode the rails town to town, bringing a piece of joy to each resident of each town in it’s path. This painting was sponsored by the City Of St. Thomas, the 2000 Millennium Committee, the Downtown Development Board, and On Track. I have no info about the artist. I'm linking to Monday Mural.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Photographed in the Rouge National Urban Park, located in the Rouge River valley east and north of Toronto.
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