I really like this photo as it has all four bridges crossing the Grand River into West Brant. The one way in the background with the school bus on it is called the Veteran's Memorial Road and can also be seen here. There is one with white on it and the one under the curve are former rail lines, and the one in front is the Lorne Bridge.
This was taking from one of the foot bridges crossing the Grand River. The building in the photo is the Brantford Civic Centre which was built in 1967 and shows it's age. The building is still in use for minor hockey teams and for the schools to take the kids skating.
This is what we woke up to on Wednesday morning. This lasted for about 20 minutes and then the snow rolled in. Typical Canadian winter. In case you are wondering, the roar of the falls could be heard on the 36th floor.
This was our view from the Embassy Suites on the 36th floor. This is the Canadian Falls called the Horse Shoe. We live about an hour from Niagara Falls and have been going there with our children for the past 4 years for a mini holiday.
Here we have a couple of bridges out of West Brant. The closest one is a foot bridge that use to be a rail line, the one behind that is the Lorne Bridge and that's the second bridge out of West Brant by car. This one is the other one. Past that is the Brantford Armories (more on that tomorrow). I was standing on the other foot bridge that crosses the Grand River and it also use to be a rail line.
It was cold again this morning -24*C, and when it's that cold I always get wonderful photos. This photo was taken in the same spot as this one. I really do like this photo as to the left of the photo there is a small rainbow trying to form.
I love this park. Farringdon Park is just off of Tutela Heights Road, it's kind of out in the country, so it's quiet, nobody goes to it, and it has a great toboggan hill, which my children really enjoy. The sad part is that just beyond the trees in the background was a farm and they tore it down and are going to be building houses there. So much for quiet....
This is the oldest Christian congregation church in Brantford. The first building was erected in 1832. The property for the site was given by A.K. Smith and his sister, Mrs. Margaret Kerby in 1830 marking the official founding of the parish. This church is so large that I could not fit into this photo. More about Grace Anglican Church here.
This is the public ice rink in Harmony Square. The Square use to be a bunch of run down buildings (kind of like the ones in the background) and a parking lot. The City is working hard to help bring the downtown back to life and are doing a wonderful job.
Inside of the Federal Building is Service Canada which was once called the unemployment office, and it also has the Post Office. On the left is Coffee Culture Café & Eatery, which has the best muffins around. I had a Raspberry Yogurt muffing today it was yummy:)