Kingston, Ontario is a Canadian city located in Eastern Ontario, about 200 kilometres (124 miles) from Ottawa, Ontario on Lake Ontario where the St. Lawrence River, flows out of the lake, near the Thousand Islands. Originally a First Nations settlement called "Cataraqui," the growing European exploration in the 17th Century made it an important trading post. In order to control the fur trade, French explorer LaSalle founded Fort Frontenac in 1673.
Located midway between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston was named the first capital of the Province of Canada on February 15, 1841, by Governor Lord Sydenham. While its time as a political centre was short, Kingston remained an important military installation.
Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County. According to the 2006 Canadian census, the population of the city proper was 117,207, while the population of the metropolitan area was 152,358.
Kingston is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many historic buildings built from the local limestone
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bema (26425) 2010-07-05 8:23
very nice look above that impressive lake, a picture with a great depth and a nice clouded sky above..
have a great week, see you, Bernd
JanD (0) 2010-07-05 8:32
Nice sails. Nice seascape. Very nice clouds. Superb panoramic format. Ideal white frame. Original effect.
Nicou (144332) 2010-07-05 8:58
Fantastique captage marin, tout ce graphisme de bâteaux colorés dans ce bleu,
yeln (11516) 2010-07-05 13:03
fantastic blue sky. that was first impression. excelent light management. good sharpness, nice composition. Lovely colors.
Fante (5429) 2010-07-05 14:09
beautiful photo with extraordinary composition. Amazing boats in foreground and cloudy sky in background. Nice vivid colors, perfect sharpness with many details and excelent view. Bravo
mkamionka (37855) 2010-07-06 2:03
very peaceful and quiet view.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-07-06 2:26
Very fine sails. Superb shot. Nice seascape. Very nice colors. Excellent frame. Original image.
macjake (69223) 2010-07-09 0:34
its always nice to see photos of your own country taken from others.
nicely composed, with boats sporadically placed throughout the scene.
i like it alot
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (24621)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: USA AND CANADA 2008
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-05 8:07