A Walk in Toronto

As you know, Becky has been away at camp allowing me a little free time. Quite a bit of it has been spent on rather mundane things like garage, lift repair, and the vets, but I did manage a couple of escapes. On the spur of the moment, I took the train into Toronto today. My goal was to walk to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). It had a facelift a few years ago, which caused some controversy, so I decided to see for myself.

The walk is probably about 2.5 miles/4 km. My first stop was Queen’s Park.

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I crossed the road and thought I was in an English village.

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It’s part of Toronto University campus. Really beautiful isn’t it. I carried on north till I found the ROM.

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Wow! That’s quite a modern frontage on an historic building. Here’s the inside for comparison.

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I didn’t plan on going in, but I discovered that the Forbidden City exhibition was there, so I went in. I’m soooo glad I did because it was extremely beautiful and very interesting. I learnt a little more about the history of the Forbidden City and the emperors who had lived there. The emperors robes were stunning; embroidered silk, and the art work was gorgeous. I had a hard time deciding what to buy at the gift shop, but finally settled on this small stash.

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I walked back to the train station and headed home. It was such a great day, full of surprises, and it combined many of the things I love. I really had no expectations today, and maybe that’s when great things happen. We can wander, meander, and change our course, finding places we’ve never seen before.

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About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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2 Responses to A Walk in Toronto

  1. Eveline Kellman Becky's Paternal Grandmother says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your walk. How I loved hearing about the Forbidden City and the Emperor’s robes. The flowers were lovely and as you said just like an English village. Keep up writing and photography Ev

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