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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 4:52 AM
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Ontario Stone Towns | GREENSVILLE and WATERDOWN

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Greensville and Waterdown

Hamilton, Ontario

Looking back to Hamilton from Dundas Peak

Looking down on Dundas (I live down there). I don't know the guy in the photo, he was just there

Now onto Greensville, a village on the mountain above Dundas. Greensville has a mixture of old and modern housing, including
many old stone houses

Looking into the Dundas Valley.

There are many large estates in Greensville. I think the guy who lives here is a billionaire (I'm not kidding)

Unfortunately the wealthy often live on private roads so I can't always photograph their mansions. You'll have to trust me, there
are some spectacular homes up here.

Webster's Falls, one of over 80 waterfalls within Hamilton's city limits.

The ruins of the Darnley Grist Mill at Crooks Hollow, built in 1811

Fall colours on the Niagara Escarpment. The Niagara Escarpment is a World Biosphere Reserve and this particular part of it
is protected by the Hamilton Conservation Authority. There are many conservation areas plus the Royal Botanical Gardens
protecting this area's natural beauty.

The Spencer Gorge

Tew's Falls, a little dry because it hasn't rained much lately. This waterfall
created the gorge above.

King Street winds up the mountain from Dundas with the Skyway bridge, Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario in the background

King Street and the railroad as seen from Dundas Peak, if you travel on VIA
rail between Windsor and Toronto via Aldershot you take these tracks

A little reminder that we are in suburbia

Onward to Waterdown, one of three significant old towns on the west side of Hamilton (the others are Dundas and Ancaster).

Grindstone Creek flows through Waterdown

I looked all over for a good view of the Hamilton or Burlington skylines, but all the good views were on private property. Here is
a nice view of Hamilton's steel industry

Smokey Hollow

Ontario Gothic

One more blast of fall colour

Another reminder that we are in suburbia. Waterdown is growing fast with over 6500 new homes and a large big box power
centre under construction.

A look through my windshield down Highway 6 towards Hamilton. The road is being converted to a freeway.

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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 5:25 AM
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Excellent shots, flar.

...and some glorious "foilage (sic)."
At this point, if a clown invited me into the woods, I'd just go.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 6:56 AM
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Wonderful. Your shots are most excellent (and they seem to improve with every series!).

This is one of my fave parts of S Ontario - the fact that this is, in fact, Hamilton should put the final nail in the coffin to the Hamilton stereotype we see so often.

Interestingly, I was driving past the escarpment today, cursing myself for not waking up earlier to take a side trip down the Bruce Trail that goes past Dundas Peak. I was wondering how many of the leaves turned colour. Well, that question has been answered!
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 10:08 AM
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I love fall.

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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Very pretty. The Hamilton area looks like a really nice place to me based on everything you've shown.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 3:36 PM
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You captured the area beautifully. Great shots!
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 4:48 PM
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Spectacular fall colours. Great shots of the waterfalls and old houses. I like those old Ontario stone houses the best.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 8:52 PM
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I gotta check out Waterdown sometime. with only a bus pass, I don't get out much around Hamilton.

Websters falls i've hit up quite a few times, but that's about it.

Hamilton is gorgeous in its natural beauty. Or should I say Wentworth County. The original city of Hamilton is a completely different story.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 10:04 PM
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This one is really great and that Smoky Hollow. All photos are great as well.
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2008, 1:21 AM
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I hope you've got energy for another photo tour next weekend...the colours will blow these away...we're about to hit prime time for colours.

Hamilton is a beautiful spot. Today a band of San Fran style fog rolled in off the harbour. I snapped some pics from the mountain brow looking at it past the downtown skyline...was beautiful.
The escarpment runs right through downtown, the harbour, Cootes Paradise, RBG and Dundas Valley all exist right in the urban heart of the city.
Hamilton's stereotypes have always been based on the view from the Skyway bridge.
Anyone shallow enough to make a judgement on any place based on a single view is better off living elsewhere. Lol.
Great photos.
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2008, 4:29 AM
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Great pictures. I loved the ones of Grindstone Creek and Smokey Hollow.

Flamborough is west of Hamilton, correct? I think I drove through that area when I drove to Kitchener. I remember taking King Street up the Escarpment on my drive there, and being awestruck of the view. I tried getting a picture while driving back, and it turned out alright, but the view in real life is much better than my picture.

Where's Waterdown? I don't think that I've heard of that place. Was/is it as big as Dundas was/is?
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vivid autumn colour... and lovely neighbourhoods... a stark contrast to what we build today:

your stream/waterfall photos are first rate!
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Great shots flar looks like a really nice place to visit. All of those waterfalls are really cool.
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Awesome photos... you should put some of the waterfalls pics in a photo contest.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2008, 4:32 PM
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Beautiful area
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Beautiful colors! (or colours)
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Wow Fall..... I have never experinced the fall season before. Beautiful pictuers.
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Wow, so nice!
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Fantastic work with the colors! Love all the old home, the new made me cringe, but the old gems are spectacular!
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2008, 8:10 PM
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Very beautiful, the fall colors, the waterfalls, the little towns, the view of Hamilton. All of it is fantastic. Thanks!
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