The latest of my pieces in The Standard came out today, so I’m using it as a kind of post while trying to get back into the blogging habit.
Transiting St. Catharines
One of the hardest things about moving to St. Catharines was finding our way around. No matter where we wanted to go, we always ended up passing Lock 3, the Farmer’s Market and a billboard for “Delicious Dirt.”
In the end, we’d wind up on Lake St.
Of course, some of this disorientation can be attributed to our unfamiliarity with a new city.
But I can’t help thinking that east/west streets running the same basic direction as the north/ south streets and a complete lack of 90-degree intersections were contributing factors. [More…]