Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mermaids, Water Lilies and St Gabriel

There is a beautiful oasis in my charming part of the city, Francis Park.  It has a playground where the grand daughters like to run, swing and climb. Our favorite area these days is an oblong pond where there are water lilies floating on the water.  

 There is also a a statue of a winged creature (dog?)
 and a reclining mermaid reading a book. It's all so intriguing and picturesque.
 Across from the park is St Gabriel Catholic Church, a stunning structure with a tall spire and a clean, crisp facade. A mid century design that is perfectly comfortable in a area of homes built in the 1940s and 50s.
Francis Park is a great place to take a walk, read a book or just relax and enjoy the ambiance of an oasis in the city.
And while you're in the neighborhood there is no better treat than the delicious frozen custard at Ted Drewe's. It really is the best and not to be missed.