Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Discover Ontario Summer 2015 - Part III

When Anthony showed me pictures of Elora he found on Internet, I was like "no way, this place is in Ontario?" It surely is. Elora is a short 90-minute drive from Toronto in the Town of Centre Wellington, 20 km northwest to Guelph. 

This is the Elora Mill Inn which is currently undergoing a massive revival project. 

I took this picture from the Metcalfe Street Bridge. It was sunny and the air was still, perfect for capturing this reflection shot. 

This shot was taken from a lookout point near the Drimmie Dam. So were the first two pictures at the beginning of this post. 

The following two pictures were taken from the south bank of the Drimmie Dam. 

Metcalfe is the main street in the historic Elora, which intersects with Mill Street. Most of the shops and restaurants are in the area. 

Try a slice of carrot cake with cream cheese icing and a gingerbread muffin at Ashanti Cafe. They were delicious! Their carrot cake is always the first to be sold out for the day so be sure to go there early. I liked the candied lemon zest (or was it orange peel) in it which added a nice crunchiness to the cake. 

Mermaid Antiques on Church & Metcalfe is a must visit. 

There are so many whimsical things and curiosities in there.

I remember seeing a pair of similar doorknockers in Barlenoa along Rambla de Catalunya. 

Here they are...found the picture to prove it. :)

I would be perfectly happy living in a house like this. Too bad the house was in the shade at the time, and my iPhone camera couldn't capture the vibrant shade of yellow it's in. 

I wish I had hiked up to capture an aerial picture of the stunning Elora Gorge swimming hole, but you get the idea. 

It's not creepy at all for me to use a telephoto lens for this picture below. I was trying to capture the different textures from the old quarry escarpment. Wouldn't be surprised if those girls gave me (my camera) a dirty look. :)

Have you been to Elora?

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