Years of living in cities have shaped me. As a child, Leamington was the place to be born, buy groceries, go to church, go to (the secular) high school, buy clothes and shoes, eat out, visit the doctor, etc. It was a happening place. Now that I've lived in cities, Leamington is boring. A Walmart has basically killed the downtown, and Walmart itself is boring, so what is there to do? On a recent visit, my hubby and I played tourist. We visited the Big Tomato, the Leamington Arts Centre, a few downtown stores, and had a picnic in Seacliff Park. We looked at the town with fresh eyes and took pictures.
|Heinz display; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|
|Leamington monarch butterfly "mural"; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|
The monarch butterfly "mural" is a nice touch on a drab building. Leamington is on the migration route of monarch butterflies.
|Evergreen cemetery mausoleum; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|
|Evergreen cemetery new corner; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2013|