Dundas, just west of Hamilton is nestled at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Dundas Town Hall, completed in 1848, is one of the very few remaining municipal buildings in Ontario from the pre-1850 period. It was designed by a local contractor in the massive, unornamented Roman Classic style.
Other Dundas sights:
There are various narrow waterways here and I found these birds:
Some town botany:
With all of the trails of the Royal Botanical Gardens and even the Bruce Trail closed at the moment, I was fortunate to find a spot where I could climb to the top of the escarpment.
Here are some of the plants I saw on the way:
Views from the top:
And the spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. – Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
Thank you so much for all your efforts. I enjoy these so much and forward them to a forester friend. I like the poetry as well
I grew up here. How nice to see it! I think the waterway may be Spencer Creek. Beautiful botany and birds, and I love the escarpment. Thanks, Miles!
Beautiful old buildings. 1848 imagine!
Small town Ontario is so interesting.
Thanks Miles for these memories.
Eases the isolation