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Paint Pictou: Watch the Artists at Work

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Paint Pictou

Paint Pictou happened here last Saturday, and the 17 participating artists could not have asked for a better day with blue skies, dazzling sunshine, and pleasant temperatures. Welcome to week 344 (9/14/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Come along as I introduce you to these lovely folk and  the gorgeous paintings they labored over during this fun event.

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Seventeen painters participated in the Paint Pictou event, and painted in numerous locations throughout the waterfront area. Usually, the easels were manned, but sometimes the artist stepped away for a moment or two. Then, as a spectator, I got the pleasure of gawking at the painting from every angle without feeling I was being overly nosey. Each painted two pieces to be auctioned off at the end of the day through a silent auction. Each painter listed the minimum sale price and those who wanted to purchase could bid against each other until each bidder hit their limit.

 

Paint Pictou

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Pictou’s Historical Ship Hector: A Photo Essay

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 16 comments

Ship Hector

This week we’re visiting  Ship Hector in the picturesque town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Welcome to week 343 (7/9/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’m enjoying my new temporary home in Pictou and it seems that Indy and I will be moving one more time before we finally get to settle into our new condo, and Annapolis Royal. Next Friday we’ll be taking up temporary residence in New Glasgow, a town located about 20 minutes from here. We now have a tentative date of September 30th to move into our new home in Annapolis Royal. Fingers crossed! Join us this week to see and read all about Ship Hector and why the wee town of Pictou is often referred to as “The Birth Place of New Scotland”. Did you know that Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland?

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Ship Hector

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Charming Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Destinations, Italy, Ravello, Small Town Explorer | 4 comments

 Ravello, Italy

Charming Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast, written by fellow travel blogger Barbara Wagner, is the third small town featured in our  Small Town Explorer Series The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. This series introduces readers to small towns and centers around the globe, featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, where to stay and where to dine. Come along as Barbara introduces us to the charms of Ravello, Italy. In case you missed the first two towns in the series:

Bourtange

Sanzhi 

Ravello, Italy

View of Salerno Bay

Ravello, Italy is located on the Amalfi Coast in the Southern Italian commune of Salerno. It is a peaceful Mediterranean town with a population of about 2500 people and built on Monte Torello, which is 350 m tall. The town is one of the most charming small towns in Italy with stunning views of the Mediterranean. In the 12-13th century, the city flourished under the rule of the Rufolo family. At the time, the city had 25,000 inhabitants. The family created the cathedral in the main square and many other religious buildings around the town. The home of the family, Villa Rufolo is the most visited tourist site in the town. You can enjoy a beautiful view of Salerno Bay from its gardens.

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