Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fall to my north

     We walked around Stella Niagara park, just outside Lewiston, NY.  The land was bought from a Catholic order of nuns (they still own the buildings on the other side of the road where we have quilt retreats) by a Land Conservancy and goes from the road down to the Niagara River. It is one of the few spots level at the river. The British crossed here during the War of 1812. The meadow is no longer mowed and I fear  the view and walk will disappear to scrub trees.
The original chapel, just precious

Canada across the river

Canada across the river, jet boat to left
Able to walk right to river
      Just down from here, the river flows into Lake Ontario and there is an old fort, Fort Niagara, there. First built by the French, taken by the British, then the US, it is maintained as a historical site today. Gorgeous views from there.
The original French building, Lake Ontario behind to the north. Toronto is to the extreme right across the lake, but unable to be seen in this photo.
Looking across the Niagara River to Niagara on the Lake, Canada where we visit every year between Christmas and New Years. The Yacht Club and waterfront at Niagara on the Lake.The hotel we stay at is obscured in the trees to the right.

The Gazebo at the Park in Niagara on the Lake-couldn't cut the haze out. There is a beautiful park there. Some people have swum from the park, in the river, across Lake Ontario, to Toronto, which is insane. There is a plaque in the park with the names.
Looking south at the town of Youngstown, NY on the Niagara River, taken from the Fort.


Quiltdivajulie said...

SO good to see blue water - here is is muddy brown. I didn't realize you were that close to Niagara or Lake Ontario . . . guess I should get out my map.

Mystic Quilter said...

Such a treat to see these photos Linda, what beautiful scenery! The original chapel with the little bell tower is definitely precious, as you say, but what a pity if it should just disappear into the trees and scrub, perhaps if that should happen one day, many years in the future, this little chapel will be discovered once more in the manner of the fairy tales.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos and the touch of history lesson. The chapel is so serene in its setting and I would hate for it to vanish into the woods. Beautiful area.

Shasta Matova said...

This is beautiful scenery. There is something relaxing about being around water.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh so beautiful!!! Now I want to visit!!!