Friday, April 4, 2014

Published Friday, April 04, 2014 by with 1 comment

Toronto and Niagara Falls

Last week Matthew went to a steel convention in Toronto for work. We got me a miles ticket so I could go too.

While Matthew was busy conventioning (yup, I made that word up) I got to explore a bit. There's a harbor right next to our hotel.

The view from our room in Toronto.

This is St. Andrew's Church, this building was built in 1876 though the congregation was founded in 1830.

The Art Gallery of Ontario. I was worried about getting lost in Toronto, I should have been more concerned about getting lost in the art gallery, it was huge!

Bernini's bust of Pope Gregory XV. 

Authenticated painting by Rembrandt.

At one point in time it was thought that Rembrandt painted this, but it has been attributed to one of his students.

Peter Paul Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents.

Many of the rooms were laid out like this since they have so many pieces of art and they want to display it.



I'm still amazed at how much stuff this museum had. Works from Rodin, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse and a million others. One room was filled with only busts, and this is just one wall of the room.

Matthew brought me back a chocolate bolt from the steel convention, it was delicious.

We made reservations to eat at the CN Tower. That's our hotel (Radisson) and the CN Tower behind it.

The food was exceptional and we shared an apple crumble for dessert.

View from the glass floor, 1,122 feet above ground.

Boat made from lights.

On Friday, Matthew got a visitors pass for me to see the convention.

There was lots of booths that had machinery doing demonstrations.

Matthew even got to attempt one himself.

Friday night we drove to St. Catherines. This was the view from our hotel room there, right on the river.

We stopped at a couple of wineries Saturday while making our way to Niagara Falls.

After our first wine tasting we grabbed lunch from the bakery across from the tasting room. Mmm hot potato soup on a cold day.

Niagara Falls! We splurged on a room that had a great views of the Falls.

The smaller, less exciting, American Falls.

And then the great Horseshoe Falls.

I was feeling pretty crummy Saturday night so I wasn't able to get very many good pictures of the Falls lit up.

Last picture of the Falls before we headed to the airport on Sunday. It snowed Saturday evening.

1 comment:

  1. Christopher and I enjoyed this post and pictures A LOT :) Love the new header on your blog! So much to comment on. Glad you guys got to go wine tasting and the hotel room view of the falls looks incredible! We laughed at the way they crammed the art on some of the walls at the museum.