Sunday, August 30, 2015
Photos: August 18-20, 2015
My daughter and I went to Stratford, a charming city in Southern Ontario, where the Stratford Festival has been offering amazing theatre since 1953. While the theatre was the main reason for our visit (we saw 6 plays in 3 days), a visit to Stratford is no complete without a stroll along the water. Water fowl abound. Swans, many of which are quite tame and will actually eat from your hand are the iconic bird.
They are still somewhat territorial among each other, but more so when they are nesting.
There are also a number of public pianos - this one sported a swan motif.
Ducks are everywhere along the banks - eating, sleeping, preening, bathing and quacking.
It is always fun to see them shaking off the water as they dunk and preen.
On the approach to the Festival Theatre there is a beautiful garden, complete with some water flowers. I can never resist photographing them.
I highly recommend the theatre at Stratford. This season there are 13 productions - actors take on roles in more than one. There are 4 theatres and in addition, there are lectures, concerts, tours of the costume warehouse, backstage tours... and, of course, walking along the water.