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