I did say that I was going to touch on some "quirks" of Kingston .. and there are ..
We have the largest concentration of correctional facilities in Canada .. seven of the nine are within the municipal boundaries .. BUT ! .. if one of these guests ever escapes .. you can bet that this some one will want to get as far away from here as possible .. does that offset having so many prisons in one area ?
We do have a large military base here .. this is where I actually started with my knowledge of Kingston .. 1977 marriage .. posted back two more times and finally retired here. My husband was in the army signals .. we have lived all over Canada and in the Netherlands .. and in the end we chose Kingston to settle in .. must say something good about the place ?
Second "quirk" .. remember I said it had one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen ? .. the Cataraqui Cemetery is AWESOME ! .. I over look the actual purpose of the area .. that mortal coil and so forth.
I look at it as a huge, beautiful garden with the most gorgeous trees, shrubs, statuary, ponds, water features .. it is so peaceful ( yes .. I snicker too at that comment) .. it amazes me every time I go there.
One Autumn I took some pictures because the colour of the trees, shrubs .. well I had to .. it was too wonderful to miss ..
Those pictures had the strangest "mists" in each photo ... I deleted them because I thought it was the fault of my camera .. I wish I had kept them .. I could have posted one .. instead here are some pictures of the nicer areas of the cemetery.
One more feature that makes me smirk for FUN .. "The Haunted Walk of Kingston"
Now this is a really interesting thing to do close to Halloween !
On a garden note to end with for Kingston ... in 1889 Kingston formed an independent Horticultural Society making it one of the oldest in the province. It also was the site of the first botanical garden in Canada .. on the grounds where Queens University is present day.
1897 an act of the provincial legislature was passed supporting Horticultural Societies in Ontario to encourage their citizens to beautify their communities and properties .. you could call it the FIRST organized "communities in bloom" ... NICE !
Come to Kingston .. you will enjoy it ! : )