Guelph is not just home to a university, it’s also a city with a vibrant downtown. There’s something magical about Guelph that is yet, indescribable. Words simply cheapen the explanation. Whenever I visit I am overcome with a sense of calm and wellness. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the top cities to live in Canada and residents are loyal, passionate and kind. If you’re visiting Ontario, be sure to spend at least one full day in this beautiful city, you will not be disappointed.
Archive for May 13th, 2012
For reasons unknown to even myself, I’ve been feeling melancholy lately. To lift my spirits and to get out of the house I ventured an hour out of Toronto to the sleepy town of Guelph, Ontario where I went to university. Not even the crisp warm weather could help as I was deflated by nostalgia. So little of the campus has changed in the ten years since I graduated. As I was walking the hallowed grounds I had visions of myself and most of my friends all blurry eyed and stupid from youth, wandering the corridors and creating drama out of the slightest insignificant misunderstandings. Good times.
We’ve come a long way from those humble days, but despite the progress, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of loss. Maybe it’s as cliché as the loss of innocence, I don’t really know. But something about our naiveté, our blatant selfishness and foolish attitudes makes me smile. I’m glad that I’m not a teenager anymore, don’t get me wrong, but I made the best of friends at the University of Guelph, and they remain very dear to me. Now all in our 30s we’re scattered across this great country of ours, but the shared experiences continue to unite us. I think.
Enough of this shameless sentiment. Here are some of the photos I took today.