Just before we finally found a Snowy Owl, we passed through a corner of Paisley, a nice small town on the Saugeen River. When we hit the main street this beautiful building was right in front of us. The old Paisley Inn, this has been vacant for 30 years and is finally scheduled for demolition soon.
People have gone too a lot of effort to make these. Must be an interesting story behind them.
Paisley sits at the confluence of the Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers. Indeed, the confluence is right under the downtown bridge! And Paisley has suffered serious flooding as a result in the not-too-distant past.
If you're interested in reading more about Paisley you might try Patsy's blog, 'Chillin'withPatsy'. She and Bill normally live in their big 5th wheel and go south for the winter, but this year are spending the time in Paisley. She usually posts pictures of her walk around town. Sorry I can't give you a link; the link function isn't working for me. You'll have to google it yourself.
You had a successful trip finding art on that trip.ReplyDelete
Life was so much simpler and calm back when stores like your dads flourished. Before Walmart turned them into Wooly Mammoths.ReplyDelete
http://patsyischillin.blogspot.com Is where you find Patsy posting. I love that fish mural. My pal's husband is hoping to do a bike tour in Ontario next summer, if we are free to roam. He's quite fascinated by community murals so I'll have to bring Paisley to their attention.ReplyDelete
It's too bad the old Paisley I couldn't have been repurposed as apartments, it looks like a very interesting building. Many of the old schools here, that are probably about the same age now contain apartments -- better than demolishing them in my opinion.ReplyDelete
Too bad the old building is getting torn down.ReplyDelete
Love all the gingerbread men. Wonder what the story is!
I enjoyed seeing all of the gingerbread men :)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
We passed through both Paisley and Tara last Fall on our way home from the Bruce Peninsula but we must have gone through both places with our eyes closed. No Wooly Mammoths or Gingerbread people did we see:((ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun little burg!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Pictures as always. It's a shame that the Inn can't be preserved.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
I love seeing public art! That first scene is really brightened up by the gingerbread men.ReplyDelete
The gingerbread people are a nice distraction. We need those these days.ReplyDelete
I love seeing those gingerbread people. As you said there must be a story behind them. Great murals! :-)ReplyDelete
That looks like a really interesting town, I agree that mural is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the shout out F.G. and thanks Karen for posting my link. :) Your pictures of Paisley are very nice and yes, the murals around town are striking. I walk by that one with the fish a lot.ReplyDelete
The gingerbread men are a seasonal thing and I'm sure will be gone just like the gingerbread shaped lights that were up over Christmas.
Next time you're going through, let me know and I'll go out to the street to say hello! :)
The woolly mammoth is something I haven't seen so will need to visit Tara.
wow!!! what a ride!! i wish i had been in the passenger seat to see all of these beautiful sights. it's amazing the things you see, if you drive slow and stay alert. those gingerbread men are amazing and i happen to love murals!!!ReplyDelete
You have wonderful trips!!!ReplyDelete
That is a cool elephant.ReplyDelete