just little adventure series: nanton

On the weekend we went to visit some friends in Calgary. On Sunday, after a delicious brunch at River Cafe, we drove to Nanton to explore the little town and take some pictures. What a treat! I've stopped in Nanton many times on my way to Lethbridge or Maycroft, but the only stops I ever made were to the candy store (obviously!), for gas and one time for a coffee for the road at the Wild Thyme Cafe. And I photographed the grain elevators there once. I'm not sure what happened to that picture...

Anyhow, Nanton! So many antique shops with little alcoves and creepy basements to wander in, like the last antique store we visited (out of 5) that used to be a dance hall with apartments above! The monstrous boiler still lives in the basement of that one and as far as I can tell, is still doing it darnedest to keep the place warm. The Candy Store is a must visit. I got my faves which are the 5 cent sour coke bottles, and they were slightly fizzy and oh so soft & sour. I took a lot of photos on my iphonne and posted my favorites to my instagram account which you can also see on the sidebar of this blog. I also took some fun photos on my little instax camera.

 left: some nice light on an old table in River Cafe. right: famously bright winter sky in Alberta on the way home from our Nanton adventure.

left: some nice light on an old table in River Cafe. right: famously bright winter sky in Alberta on the way home from our Nanton adventure.

 a small collection of shots around the main street part of Nanton.

a small collection of shots around the main street part of Nanton.

 some fun interior shots of various antique stores we were in. the deer head is probably my favorite.

some fun interior shots of various antique stores we were in. the deer head is probably my favorite.

Nanton is little and lovely and I will be back. I do love little prairie towns.

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