Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Elora On. the Pretty Village on the Grand River

I love visiting Elora, it's a great day trip from the GTA and a fun place to photograph. I met up a few weeks ago with some members of Toronto Photowalks who were day tripping, I drove through Guelph and did some photographing on the way up. I never get tired photographing this part of the world.

Elora is a great place to visit and they want visitors. The former cornerstone of the village is the Inn, which has been closed for my guess at least six years now if not longer for renovations. Unfortunately it has killed tourism in Elora and the locals now rely on day trippers from Toronto and points elsewhere. If you do go, check out the following the Village Olive Grove where artisanal vinegars, olive oils and organic ice cream from Mapleton Dairy is sold, get the dandelion flavour, trust me, it tastes delicious. As for lunch, take your pick, my picks are the Shepherd's Pub, Wreckless Eric's and the Elora Brewing Company. You really can't go wrong, the food is amazing regardless where you wind up for lunch or dinner.

As for other activities, you can hike or ride inner tubes in the Grand River Gorge or swim in the Quarry just outside of town.

I'm headed back soon with more friends in a few weeks.

Camera: Olympus OM-1n, Zuiko 50 f1.4 lens, Zuiko 24 f2.8 lens.
Film: ORWO UN54, D76 1+1.

Grand River Through Elora

Photographers Shooting the Weir

Downtown Mill St

Waiting for Rides

Elora Mill Inn Still Closed for Now_

Austin Healey 100

Walking Down to the Bottom of the Gorge

Bottom of the Gorge and Walking towards the Bridge

Cedar Roots Two

Metcalfe St. Bridge
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