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A Trip to the Stratford Festival in Canada

The trip to the Festival, founded in 1953, was a first for most of us. Together we enjoyed "The Importance of Being Earnest" then went our separate ways to see "West Side Story," "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Ever Yours, Oscar," "Julius Caesar," and "The Trespassers," meeting for meals and tours to the costume and props warehouse and the gardens.
August 11-14, 2009 (For views larger than slide show, click directly on the image then click on "next")
Where we stayed
Where we stayed
Interesting mailbox at the River Garden Inn
Interesting mailbox at the River Garden Inn
The City Hall is a downtown landmark
The City Hall is a downtown landmark
Closer view
Closer view
Browsing
Browsing
Soapstone and other works of art
Soapstone and other works of art
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116240701.568bxVSE.jpg Dinner on the terrace of The Parlour Historic Inn
Dinner on the terrace of "The Parlour Historic Inn"
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t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116240765.lCUKntYb.jpg Returning after the play for the Pavlova dessert
Returning after the play for the Pavlova dessert
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116240801.sb0AWZ75.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116240831.KmmOITBK.jpg The Festival theatre faces a lake of swans and ducks
The Festival theatre faces a lake of swans and ducks
A black swan in the background
A black swan in the background
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116240946.rkRguRWW.jpg An unusual duck
An unusual duck
with a long thin flap for a chin
with a long thin flap for a "chin"
The duck and its mate communicating
The duck and its mate communicating
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244560.XgxcAG7Q.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244563.ECSkfVOe.jpg A visit to the warehouse of costumes
A visit to the warehouse of costumes
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244578.NFMSzlAO.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244591.v5jegh8N.jpg
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244595.fJEFGNF8.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244604.ZEnFZnop.jpg A brief lecture precedes the tour
A brief lecture precedes the tour
Thousands of costumes and props
Thousands of costumes and props
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A blood-stained shirt
A blood-stained shirt
Many shoes and boots are custom made
Many shoes and boots are custom made
We can try on some of the costumes
We can try on some of the costumes
mostly for photos
mostly for photos
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t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244682.0JBHHwS3.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244693.aOVAJm8E.jpg Dinner at Othello's bar and restaurant
Dinner at Othello's bar and restaurant
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244711.ZuH0uBMs.jpg Crab cakes
Crab cakes
A warm chevre salad
A warm chevre salad
A walk to Stratford's art gallery
A walk to Stratford's art gallery
with its beautiful garden
with its beautiful garden
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244744.mio4Z0nz.jpg A flat metal sculpture
A flat metal sculpture
and its marker
and its marker
Local artists are featured
Local artists are featured
Mariner by Robert Skipper
"Mariner" by Robert Skipper
Las Lesamies terracotta by Virgil Barnet
"Las Lesamies" terracotta by Virgil Barnet
Thunder  by John Holland
"Thunder" by John Holland
Dinner at the Arden Park Hotel
Dinner at the Arden Park Hotel
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244848.7xtHwtw2.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244853.jD5WL1ZW.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244857.oYeyTsLm.jpg The Festival theatre and its thrust stage
The Festival theatre and its thrust stage
Breakfast at the River Garden Inn
Breakfast at the River Garden Inn
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244890.EbGkhLQp.jpg View of the Festival theatre from the lake
View of the Festival theatre from the lake
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116244917.kyKb7hbd.jpg The Festival theatre entrance
The Festival theatre entrance
Shakespeare in the Elizabethan garden
Shakespeare in the Elizabethan garden
The sculpture was intended to be a sundial
The sculpture was intended to be a sundial
Sculpture commemorating the raising of the tent
Sculpture commemorating the raising of the tent
The festival was in a tent theatre in its first years
The festival was in a tent theatre in its first years
The carpet garden features symbols of
The "carpet garden" features symbols of
the plays of the present season
the plays of the present season
The Meighen garden at the entrance of the Festival theatre
The Meighen garden at the entrance of the Festival theatre
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116245058.WvW8yBci.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116263903.tZQAcle3.jpg Lots of phlox in the garden
Lots of phlox in the garden
t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116245099.zOKXQx3Z.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116245135.19laWk2x.jpg t1%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f116245153.wi5LxtAZ.jpg Lunch at Foster's Inn
Lunch at Foster's Inn