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I am retired and exploring the world on foot, by canoe and kayak. You see and experience much more this way. No luxury resorts on some tropical beach for me.
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Internet, or as it was known "the information highway" is a two way street and as you come physically upon a new landscape you meet its history on your electronic device. The oncoming traffic is the history which you watch out for, respect and take note all the time while on the road. I am a traveller and believe that there is a history or a "reason" for everything that I encounter on my physical highway whether I carry a camera or not. One does not have time to reason everything seen and for personal satisfaction one needs to be selective on the history to pursue. I try to intelligently observe, but sometimes I "hunt" sites such as former Ontario Land Registry offices because I have been in some of them while they were used for their original purposes. Their history in not well disclosed in public documents, but these buildings are small footnotes, commas, in the architectural and social history of Ontario.

Steve, I don't know who you are, but you sure take great photographs. I love the area north of Kingston, and my husband and I used to rent a cottage on Lake Sydenham. He was an RMC and Queen's grad and had fallen in love with the area many years ago. Ain't retirement great? Cheers from Ottawa.

Brenda Turner

Another Kivas Tully building similar to the Picton Land Registry Office. Iron bars on windows and doors removed.

I was unable to make the link, what is the story?

That was only - 5 C, we had -25 C a week ago, with strong winds, that was cold.

That was originally the Ottawa Valley Railway. Do a search on it. Often the stories are more interesting than the photo itself. This is not just an old railway bed. It was once a new railway, built with blood, sweat, tears and life savings. It allowed Canada to grow, it is now dead, but the nation continues to grow. For investors, there is nothing left now. It is to Canada, what your grandfather is to you.

That is the CP Lakeshore rail from Toronto to Ottawa via Belleville, Smith Falls. It is a single track, only freight, and is very active today. Lovely bridge.

I checked out Colin Church's web site, great info, thanks.



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