Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kingston Town

On Sunday, we drove to Kingston to visit extended family. While we had a very fine visit, I am posting some other pictures.

We purposefully arrived early with the intent of strolling about the harbour area. But it was very busy down there when we drove by, and it was extremely hot to boot.

So, we continued to drive along the waterfront and passed many a green area. Finally, we found both shade and a parking spot for a picnic lunch followed by a stroll before our scheduled meetup. It was pretty pleasant sitting in the shade with the breezes blowing off the water.

These are some pictures from that area. The first is the smokestack of the General Hospital. It's an impressive stack, but I was born in this hospital although we never lived in Kingston.

Following are some waterfront pics. Sue is in two of them, and that's me in the final one among the sculpture.

At the end of the day, when we were about to leave on our two hour trip home, there was a bit of a sunset opposite our hosts' place. It seemed to be a fitting end to a rather fine day.

Apparently the water we are seeing in the foreground is the St Lawrence River, but back around that point of land, it is Lake Ontario.


TexWisGirl said...

neat shore scenes. LOVE the last shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

I haven't been to Kingston in a very long time. Your photos make me think it's time for a visit.

Mage said...

Lovely stuff.

ADRIAN said...

That sculpture is impressive. It looks a great place.

Lorna said...

I always love the time we spend in Kingston, I think university cities are always enriched spaces. I lived in the Vimy Barracks area when I was 5 or 6 but remember little of that time, except that our "house" was part of an old H hut, and all the families there kept their refrigerator-food in a common room

MARY G said...

I spent a lot of time reviewing for exams along there. Love the shots of Sue and the sunset.

J C said...

Peaceful pictures. I like that white flowing skirt your Sue is wearing.

Vicki Lane said...

hat last picture is wonderful I miss seeing big water.