Tuesday, 10 January 2012

elora

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Here's a little snippet of Canada to break up all these outfit posts of me wearing plaid. Although I did in fact wear plaid the day we went to Elora, a sweet little town somewhere past Guelph... and that's about all I can tell you since my Southern Ontario geography is pretty wobbly.

Anyway, I found it really pretty, with an old mill, stone buildings, cute shops full of all sorts of artsy bits and bobs (sadly mostly closed that day) and even a nice factory smokestack to keep me happy--I love a good industrial scene. We ate in a pub overlooking the river and went for a brief walk, but were driven into the one open shop pretty quickly as, with windchill, it felt like -20°C or something.

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22 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow it's so beautiful there!! I would not like to be a goose though, that water looks so cold!!
(and nope, nothing in my hair, I think it held so well because I did it when my hair was really wet, that usually helps, ha ha...its still pretty curly today too, I think I like it better than yesterday now that it's been slept on)
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Julia Topaz said...

Oh my god, I think I would shrivel up and die in that cold. And that's just Southern Ontario! I can't imagine what it's like farther up North. Brave, brave Canadians.
Anyway, the town looks fantastic. Are you originally from Guelph?

curious constellation said...

So so pretty! I definitely wanna visit the mermaid emporium.

Shannon said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous pictures.

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Maria Ramona said...

what a sweet little town. i'm getting a northern euriopean vibe. is there a dutch influence at all?

CessOviedo said...

What a sweet little place! Looks like a magic town from the movies! I'd have loved to see you wearing plaid, cause I can tell you looked so pretty!

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Amber said...

what a picturesque town. I really does look beautiful but I dont think I will be visiting in the winter. -20 is way to cold for this Texan :)

Zane said...

perfect photos, the houses look gorgeous

Valerie EnrĂ­quez said...

I always thought Canada would look crazy different from our landscape (I'm sure there are areas that still do!) but it reminds me a lot of small snowy towns in the midwest. Very lovely photos x

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

My friend just named her baby girl Elora. :)

Norbyah said...

gorgeous pictures. all that snow! i love the place called mermaid emporium...

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The Daily Fashionista said...

I love these photos!! I would love to know what's in the Mermaid Emporium :) But it seems so cold!! I can't imagine roaming around a town in -20 c.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Julia: nope, I'm from Vancouver. Ontario is pretty new territory to me. As for Guelph, I drove through for the first time on the way to Elora, though I do have a good friend there.

Terri said...

Just what do they sell at the Mermaid Emporium.

Eleni said...

Gosh, that is so picturesque! I'm sorry to say that I thought you were back in Europe for these pictures (you think your Canadian geography is wobbly?!!), it's all so quaint!

celia said...

Wow such a beautiful town, I feel sorry for the geese though. I'd love to visit Canada someday, I'd even brave the cold!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Celia: in fact, none of us could figure out why the geese were there... they should have already migrated south!

Allison said...

Another random place where I can totally see myself living... Ugh I wish I could just fly everywhere for a year.

Ashley said...

I love the saying "bits and bobs." Something I picked up from my English friend :)

dusanabotswana said...

omg that's -4 F! I'm impressed you even walked around at all! Glad you did to share these pictures though- such a beautifully picturesque little town with that lake and historic buildings. & your comment really made me laugh btw! Guess I shouldn't have let known that my life is a mess hahaha but good to know I'm not alone : )
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caitlin said...

i love exploring towns like this--they're not an unfamiliar sight here in the north-eastern USA! (looks cold, though!)

and yes... those jeffrey campbell shoes were one big WTF from start to finish.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Elora looks so quaint. I really enjoying strolling through little towns like this and how they often remind us to slow down and appreciate out immediate surroundings.