Thursday, August 8, 2019

Out Of The Jurisdiction

My title is often used by Jack, who photographs from Naples, Florida, and Hartford Connecticut, and when he's not there, will tend to use it for posts of travels. And so I'm using it, as my next few posts are definitely out of the jurisdiction.

I spent a few days in the latter part of July in Southern Ontario to attend a family reunion. I headed down to Toronto on a Saturday to attend that the following day, and my commute out of Toronto stopped briefly in Mississauga at the Square One mall. The two towers off beyond the property caught my eye- one of those curvaceous buildings is nicknamed the Marilyn, after Marilyn Monroe.

The reunion was out in the countryside near Cambridge, in the Flamborough area. This township is actually part of the larger city of Hamilton, as a result of a previous provincial government amalgamation forced on the area, something that the local residents still dislike, as a number of my cousins noted that their mailing addresses are in Cambridge, they do their shopping and business in Cambridge, and so on. The countryside here is lovely in the summer.

I took these two shots at the place. The daughter of one of my many cousins lives here.

Heading out, I took more views of the countryside.

On the day I left to return home, I took a GO commuter train down to Toronto. One of the stops was in the town of Acton, in Halton Region. For years an aunt and uncle and their children called this town home.

The brick building you see in these two shots is a leather shop called the Olde Hide House. I bought my first leather jacket here. 

A few minutes later the train was on its way again. This shot out the window shows a field in the countryside between Acton and Georgetown, the other primary town in Halton Hills, one of the four components of Halton Region. This is familiar ground for me, as I grew up in the countryside south of Georgetown.


  1. Well... well... you visited the big city! Hope you enjoyed Mississauga - the dormitory city - and Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

  2. I have been to Mississauga - my eldest brother and his wife live there.

  3. I would love a dip in the pool as the weather is very warm here. Looks like a nice place you have visited.

  4. Ha! I at first thought that figure must be the patron saint of the pool. :-)

  5. I love the title "out of jurisdiction." Glad you got away and the area looks beautiful.

  6. How nice to catch up with cousins and other family William, looks like a lovely spot ✨

  7.'s always good to expand your horizons!

  8. i think it would be awesome to have a pool of your own to swim in daily. what a ball of fun!! ( ;

  9. Nice pool, all right. I also love to take trains anywhere. :-)

  10. @Catarina: I spent more of the time in Toronto, only passing through Mississauga as the GO bus made its connection there. But I'm quite well familiar with the city. In fact, I was born there.

    @Italiafinlandia: for the most part!

    @Rosemary: another aunt and uncle still live there in Streetsville, though I believe they're starting to make arrangements for a retirement home up in Brampton.

    @Marianne: all of them are.

    @David: you would be!

    @Nancy: it was a good visit.

    @Revrunner: I can see that.

    @Janis: I liked being away for a few days.

    @Grace: I enjoyed the reunion, again, for the most part.

    @Tom: definitely.

    @Beth: I tend to swim four or five nights a week, but in a much larger pool!

    @DJan: next time I'll take the VIA train down. Let's just say I'm done with travelling Greyhound.

  11. Thanks for sharing your roaming camera. I was happy to see different shots today.

  12. I haven't been out that way for a long time! It is always fun to see cousins that you haven't seen in a long time, William.

  13. What a lovely little trip into familiar territory! It was certainly green and pretty in that area.

  14. Hello, the two towers do stand out. It is nice to get together with family. Wishing you a great day and a happy weekend ahead.

  15. I enjoyed the photos of this new area. Good title too.

  16. The Marilyn is unique architecture!

  17. First leathers, eh? 😎 Lovely are, and to breathe in the sanity! Thanks William

  18. @Barbara: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: I enjoyed the visit.

    @Sharon: that it was.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Stefan: it was inviting, though I didn't swim. Mostly because I didn't have swim trunks with me.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Marie: indeed.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

  19. What a nice train trip. Hope you had a great time on your visit.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, William.

  20. Lovely country photos ~ pool looks very inviting and what Marilyn Monroe architecture ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. What a nice pool and place to have your family reunion.

  22. I love country roads, and all those wire going everywhere.

  23. I lived in Mississauga in the early 60s before it was Mississauga. In fact it was hardly anything at all. .SUch a change.

    As for Acton and Georgetown, I went thought them regularly on the bus on weekends going home and then back to U of G.

  24. I like the pool!
    I hope the reunion was fun. Hubby went to his awhile ago.
    There aren't many Jilks in Canada! A few owe money and when I was single I'd get calls from collection agencies!!!!

  25. @Bill: I had a good time.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Happyone: it was.

    @Joanne: me too.

    @Kay: that it is.

    @Anvilcloud: I paid a visit to the University of Guelph while I was down there.

    @Jennifer: I like that pool too.

  26. Fun to get into some new territory. I have dead people in Cambridge (long ago ancestors) but we never saw much of the town, just the cemetery. I love the idea of the commuter!