Niagara Falls. The place of honeymoons and where Marylyn Monroe plotted murder in the film, Niagara. Sinister wedding events abound.
Heading a bit east from the falls I came to little town of Niagara on the Lake. Just on the outskirts, there is a tiny, tiny church.
It is not only small, it is the world’s smallest.
This chapel is Guinness book tiny. This place is so small, they had to put the name on a sign out front. It has been known to turn away basketball players due to height restrictions.
What can be done in a church that small? I peeked inside and sure enough, there was a wedding going on.
Yeah, that happened…again.
That guy must have left his tux at home.
The minister and his wife posed for wedding photos. They also doubled as best man, maid of honor, and wedding guests. That about filled the place to capacity. It is a tiny place when you have to go single file down the aisle.
After the wedding what comes next? The reception! Or at least a trip to the pub for fish and chips and a pint of stout.
This was the Angel Inn on Niagara on the Lake. It was established in 1789 but this is the place after a remodeling in 1812. The server told a tale of an uneasy guest. In 1813, a Canadian militia officer, Captain Colin Swayze, missed out on the British retreat to hang with his new found lady friend. He hid in a barrel in the cellar from the invading U.S. forces. They entered the pub and probed the barrel with bayonets and pinned him to the spot forevermore. He is said to roam the building but is harmless as long as the Union Jack flies over the building.
The server gave me another pint to ease my fears.
Or not. Must be time to head east again. Where to now?