Monday Window – Oak Hall

thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Window https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com/2021/03/15/monday-window-march-15-2021/

On our outing last week to Niagara Falls I noticed a grand building high up on the cliffs and my husband told me that it was Oak Hall. Once we explored the falls, the river and Dufferin Islands we got in the car and drove up to the top of the cliff to take a closer look.

Oak Hall is a 37-room, three-story Tudor-style stone mansion that was built in the late 1920s for mining tycoon Harry Oakes. The Oakes family lived there for six years before moving to the Bahamas. Oak Hall was purchased by the Niagara Parks Commission on May 25, 1952 and for a few years, it housed displays by the Niagara District Art Association. Oak Hall currently houses 23 offices, meeting and storage rooms. Displays of Niagara Falls art and the furnished rooms are still open to the public. 

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The house overlooks the Niagara River and the Dufferin Islands. I can only imagine that it is a lovely place to sit in the summer while enjoying the view.

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Monday Murals Next to the Keele Subway Station

….thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals

When the subway train comes out of the tunnel and travels above ground for a ways there are always interesting murals on the back of buildings that are only visible when you’re on the train or if you’re parked in a lot next to one of these buildings.

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New Flower (March 15, 2020) – Green Pinwheel Aeonium

I’m running out of flower photos. Not sure how much longer I can run my New Flower posts. Even the conservatory where I’ve photographed many of my recent flowers has shut down for at least three weeks because of Covid-19.
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Makes Me Think of Summer

…..today’s post for March Squares are squares within circles within a square

Thanks to Becky B from Life with B for hosting a month of March Squares.

Gingham patterns always make me think of summer. This cheery display of colourful dishes instantly made me think of picnics and warm summer days.

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