Monday, August 16, 2010

Stratford,Ontario & A Little Shakespeare

Really not all that far from Lancaster,Ohio you can be in a different country and a lovely town with a lot of character Stratford,Ontario. I have found that Stratford and Lancaster are both great arts/festival towns.

For That’s My World Tuesday a visit to Stratford,Ontario

“Ahhhh Stratford! Let us introduce ourselves. Few places in Ontario are lovelier or more alive with culture and character than Stratford.  We are a charming Victorian city nestled in pastoral countryside a few short hours from Toronto and the U.S. – a  destination internationally renowned as one of North America’s great arts towns.” more.

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100_6465 A couple of lovers and a wedding……………………………

100_6473 Ah they are trying to hide behind the umbrella LOL

100_6459 Probably saved some money on the flowers by having their wedding in this beautiful park & and the rain held off til after the wedding.


100_6489 Guess who And so many beautiful flowers a collage to show you a few.stratflowercollage

The waterway thru the park



To Dinner: 100_6514 Great food,atmosphere,and service. Then a little shopping. 100_6510  Captures the essence of the shopping experience in Stratford,Ontario. Lastly, The Shakespeare Festival theater.


Where we saw Kiss Me,Kate and the experience was a blast. The play wasn’t what I was expecting. Talk about funny… Where do the actors/actresses get all their energy??

wmshaklindajoetodd William Shakespeare,Linda and Joe Todd say,”Thanks for stopping by & go see a play.”

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AND: What would a vacation be without a little clowning around with your brother-in-law “Larry” and my sister “Sara” (at the toy store)……….

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J Bar said...

What a great place.
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Sylvia K said...

What a fun post, Joe! And what a great trip you had! Beautiful photos of a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing it with us! Have a great week!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Stratford looks like an incredible place... What a beautiful park. I'd love to walk in that park... And what a fabulous place for a wedding.

Thanks for sharing.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful water and nature photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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caughtbymycamera said...

What a beautiful and interesting place. Great English feel in this post ;-) Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

Stratfordfest said...

Thank you so much for sharing your trip to Stratford with your readers. I always enjoy reading about trips to Stratford and seeing the wonderful photos people have taken while here.
I must say I'm also glad you enjoyed the production of Kiss Me,Kate. I've heard a number people say they were surprised at how funny it was.
Thank you again,
Aaron Kropf
Social and Online Media Coordinator
Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Barb said...

Your bridge shots are great and those flowers are lovely. Nice pic of you and the wife, too! Thanks for the tour!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a great-looking place! I'd sure like to visit there sometime. I've bookmarked your page and filed it under "travel".

Manang Kim said...

A lovely place to visit and spend time. Great shot!
Watery Wednesday

Al said...

Lovely. That does look like a different world, and I love how green everything is!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I want to go there! I just turned to ask Bill "we did bring our passports in case we want to cross the border, right?" Beautiful tour -- thanks for sharing.

Vernz said...

wow, this kind of park is what is missing in my city .. love it here..

My Watery Wednesday here

Ann said...

I will make a record, should I evevy go to US and Canada again, I will go to your blog and trace your steps.

EG Wow said...

You showed off Stratford very well, Joe. It's a fun place to go, that's for sure. :)

Linnea W said...

Thanks for the pretty tour. Stratford is very different from what we'd find here in NorCal! It's nice to have something so different so close to your home.

Tricia said...

Looks like a beautiful place w/ all the flowers, gardens, bridge, etc! It's all very beautiful


The Wednesday hump day cartoon was funny :-)

eileeninmd said...

Great post, Joe! I enjoyed the tour of Stratford. Looks like lovely place. The bridge and gazebo in the park are beautiful spots. Wonderful photos.

Ebie said...

Wow, great photos Joe, for a while, I thought it could be Stratford, England. Everything looks for grand and beautiful! The bridge shots are great and the black eyed Susans are really in full bloom!

eden said...

Such a lovely place to visit. Great photos as always, Joe! Thank you for taking us there.

Tony Letts said...

looks like a really beautiful place :)

Meri said...

What a pretty place and what vision one man had! I knew about the Shakespearean theater in Ashland, Oregon, but not this one.