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Instagram Travel Moments, 2016

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Travel Photo Thursday | 6 comments

This week I am  sharing with you some of my favorite Instagram travel moments from 2016. Welcome to Week 295 (09/29/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday.  I didn’t take that many Instagram photos in 2015. My Iphone 4S has a tired battery, and even though I have a portable power-pack  my phone and the power-pack often “die” when I’m out and about. However, I still managed to have some nice Instagram moments in 2016. Please, enjoy. These shots are in no particular order.

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Instagram Travel Moments

Luckett Vineyards

Located in Wolfeville, Nova Scotia, the vineyard is owned by Pete Luckett. Pete is a Brit who came to Halifax many years ago, and opened a fruit and vegetable stand. that he called Pete’s Frootique. He became well known for a weekly fruit and vegetable segment that he did on a local news show. Each week he would introduce Haligonians to some strange (or so it seemed) fruit or vegetable. The novelty of the food plus his wicked sense of humor made him extremely popular. Now he has moved onto the wine business, and his vineyard is one of the most popular lunch venues in the Annapolis Valley. It’s easy to see why when your gazing out on picture perfect view. The food and the wine are excellent too!

North West Arm, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Taken from the shore of Sir Flemming Sanford Park, or if you’re a local, the Dingle. This is a favorite place to picnic and watch boats go in and out. There’s also a historic tower, and the views from the top are worth the climb. Opening hours for the tower seem to be iffy. On my last two visits to Halifax it was closed.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

My friends have a hobby farm in the Vancouver suburbs. Behind the farm is dyke which has been made into a walking/running/biking park, complete with stunning sunsets.

 

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Mount Baker, Washington State

I spend as much time in Washington State as I do in Vancouver. I’ve come to love Mount Baker, and it’s always a treat to drive up the Mount Baker Highway.

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Portuguese Tostas

I fell in love with delicious tostadas and toastas in Spain and Portugal. This is one that I enjoyed in Portugal. Don’t even if think of passing by one of these if you are in either country! This shot is one of my favorite Instagram Travel Moments of 2016.

 

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Albufeira Beach Sunset, Algarve, Portugal

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Alvor Yacht Club

There are so many coastal towns in the Algarve, and Alvor is one of my favorites. This was my view while enjoying a delicious lunch.

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Grilled Octopus (Alvor, Portugal)

Who would have thought that simply grilling fresh octopus and potatoes in olive oil would result in such deliciousness? My taste buds were in overdrive!

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Porto in the Rain

This was the silver lining to my rainy, foggy stay in beautiful Porto. This is one of my favorite shots from my time in the city.

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Jeronimo’s Monastery, Lisbon

The refractory in Jeronimos Monastery, designed by Leonardo DaVinci in the 16th Century. If you want to save a bit of money, visit on the free Sunday (once a month). Be warned, the lineups are long. Double check with the tourist information regarding which Sunday is free.

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Lisbon View…Castelo de St. Jorge

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Leave a comment on which of these Instagram travel moments is your favorite. Which of these destinations have you been lucky enough to visit?

 

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Halifax Central Library

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 21 comments

This week we’re visiting the Halifax Central Library. Located kitty corner to the Halifax Memorial Library (the old library), it’s one of the newest buildings in the downtown core, opening to much excitement and anticipation on December 13, 2014. Welcome to week 294 (9/22/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’m sorry to have missed last week. I came down with a miserable cold, which is still lingering. Let’s have a look at this fab building and a welcome addition to our city. If you missed week 293; The Nova Center, check it out here.

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Halifax Memorial Library

This is our old library, and it seems like it has always been old! The building was opened in 1951 as a memorial to World War casualties. The staff here did a great job of offering a plethora  useful services to the public in a crowded and dusty space. The statue of Winston Churchill is still outside. I’m not sure what is going to happen to the building or Winston. For the moment, the it’s empty, and Sir Churchill seems to be holding down the fort.

Halifax Memorial Library

 

Sir Winston Churchill

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Halifax: Nova Center is Born

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Downtown Halifax is changing, and one of those big changes is the Nova Center being constructed on Argyle Street in the city’s downtown core. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this new development, and it has definitely changed the character and ambiance of one of Halifax’s best known bar streets. Welcome to week 293 of Travel Photo Thursday. Let’s have a stroll down Argyle Street and see what all the fuss is about.

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Argyle Street

The bars lining both sides of Argyle Street were quiet on this Sunday afternoon. That probably had something to do with the summer heat and a perfect beach day. Who’s going to sit in a bar when you can sit in the sand, eh? The brick building just at the end of the patio is Halifax’s Neptune Theater. The theater has a good reputation, and when I lived in Halifax I always had a season ticket. The most memorable performance I ever saw here starred Halifax’s Denny Doherty of Mama’s and Papa’s fame, chronicling his relationship with Mama Cass.

 

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