Photo Essay: Choice Welland Landmarks

 

The Illuminaqua Concert Stage and canal-side amphitheatre in Welland's Merritt Park, prior to the start of tonight's concert headlined by Jimmy Rankin. (All photos by Joe Barkovich)

The Illuminaqua Concert Stage and canal-side amphitheatre in Welland’s Merritt Park, prior to the start of tonight’s concert headlined by Jimmy Rankin. (All photos by Joe Barkovich)

Welland's Main Street Bridge as a major rehab project and painting nears completion. The east tower, covered,  is still to be finished. The re-opening is expected around  September 12.

Welland’s Main Street Bridge as a major rehab project and painting nears completion. The east tower, covered, is still to be finished. The re-opening is expected around September 12.

The curved Division Street crossing, foreground, with Main Street Bridge partly visible in the background.

The curved Division Street crossing, foreground, with Main Street Bridge partly visible in the background.

 

The International Flatwater Centre in Welland, where 2015 Pan Am Games paddling events will be held. A gem of a facility by anyone's measure.

The International Flatwater Centre in Welland, where 2015 Pan Am Games paddling events will be held. A gem of a facility by anyone’s measure.

A section of Welland's recreation waterway near the flatwater centre, looking north.

A section of Welland’s recreation waterway near the flatwater centre, looking north.

The old railway swing bridge off Canal Bank road, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Welland.  It's an eyesore to say the least. What's to be done with this bridge?

The old railway swing bridge off Canal Bank road, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Welland. It’s an eyesore to say the least. What’s to be done with this bridge?

(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City.)

© Joe Barkovich 2014

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