Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Best of Both Worlds

Every time I head into Kingston – the good ol’ King’s Town, home of the Frontenacs and the Hip – I can’t help but think, “Shazam, this place is a living time capsule”! Compared to my modest little hometown, Kingston is the equivalent of a sprawling metropolis, embracing the progress of the 21st century without forgetting its’ hundreds-of-years-old heritage.

The Kingston Fortifications (including Murney Tower and Fort Henry) are reminders of past wars on Canadian soil, while Town Hall reminds us of Kingston’s brief position as Canada’s political capital.

Aging buildings – complete with brilliantly inspired architecture – continue to serve as homes, historical attractions, museums and bed & breakfasts. Only blocks away, world-class hotels pierce the skyline along the St. Lawrence River.

From the major retailers along Gardiners Road to the quaint shops of Princess Street, it’s as if the past, present and future have all collided. And I’m lovin’ every bit of it.

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