06 June 2008

Hot in the city

 I'm in Windsor for a conference. The city is humid, hot, noisy and dominated by a huge casino and the Detroit skyline. Trying to think of something nice to say about it. Um.

The park along the Detroit river is pleasant and Walkerville has some interesting late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century buildings (courtesy of the Hiram Walker whiskey empire).

I approve mightily of the city's gung-ho approach to litter. Every garbage receptacle has an anti-litter message emblazoned upon it. Although I thought this one was a bit ambiguous...

3 comments:

Amy said...

Ugh, that area gets so hot and humid at this time of year! I have a relative in Ottawa who says it's almost unbearable right now and is supposed to get worse - meanwhile our furnace came on this morning!

themanicgardener said...

Nice things to say about Windsor? How about, It's not Detroit? (Sorry, Detroit.) Here in Montana it was 37 degrees F (not much above freezing) at ten o'clock this morning. Now, that's rude. Hope the conference is good!
--Kate

Blue Fox said...

That is an ambiguous sign! There seems to be something missing, like some punctuation!