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Halifax Central Library

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 27 comments

Halifax Central Library

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, opened 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

Here’s a photo of our old library, and it seems like it has always been old! The building opened in 1951 as a memorial to World War casualties. The staff here did a great job of offering a plethora of 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, 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 construction on Argyle Street in the city’s downtown core. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this new development, and it has 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’s all the fuss.

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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 headlined Halifax’s Denny Doherty of Mama’s and Papa’s fame, chronicling his relationship with Mama Cass.

 

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Three Dollar French Fries with a Million Dollar View

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 14 comments

From Queensland Beach I meandered down a windy secondary road that passes through a number of picturesque coves, eventually ending up at Bayswater Beach. Bayswater also boasts lovely white sand, and offers a longer walk and meander along the North Atlantic shore. Welcome to week 292 (9/1/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. Sorry that we missed last week, but an unexpected overnight in Shanghai, and not being able to scale the Great Firewall of China put a damper on any plans to post.  I hope you enjoy Bayswater Beach and the french fries as much as I did.

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Although the beach is right on the road there is a line of trees and a swath of grass that provides some privacy for those swimming and sunbathing.

Bayswater Beach, Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia: Queensland Beach

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

Queensland Beach

Queensland Beach, steeped in early morning fog, was the first stop on my wander along Nova Scotia’s South Shore last week. Welcome to week 291 of Travel Photo Thursday. Queensland Beach is one of the closest saltwater beaches to Halifax, and my memories include Saturday afternoons of standing room only, and boom boxes providing the entertainment. The beach may not see the crowds of days gone by, but that hasn’t taken away the beauty. Enjoy my photos of a foggy morning at Queensland Beach. 

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Nova Scotia Beach

I love this photo! Nova Scotia beachgoers are die-hards. That yellow umbrella “knew” that the sun would make an appearance eventually, and I bet that the beach lover on the shore knew that the sun would be breaking through and it would be off with some of those clothes!

Queensland Beach, Nova Scotia

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A Few Halifax Photos

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Halifax, Travel Photo Thursday | 15 comments

This week we’re in Halifax, and here are a few Halifax photos for your viewing pleasure. Welcome to Week 290 (8/10/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. I must admit I have not been playing tourist here in Halifax. My priority is spending time with my Dad, and attending to some personal business. However, I have gotten downtown a couple of occasions, and have managed to capture a few shots. I hope you enjoy them!

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Camp Hill Cemetery

Some readers might remember my Old Burial Ground post, which is home to many of the oldest graves in the city. The Camp Hill Cemetery, located right next door to the Halifax Public Gardens on Summer Street, replaced the Old Burial Ground in 1844. It had been years since I had wandered through, and the first time I have ever taken photos.

Although much has been done to preserve the grave markers, many have shifted, and some have fallen. Once they fall or move they are left where they lay, because trying to stand them up again often results in additional damage.

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Camp Hill Cemetary, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Vancouver: Down on the Farm

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday, Vancouver | 20 comments

This week we are down on the farm in Vancouver. Welcome to week 289  (8/4/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’ve arrived home in Halifax, and thoroughly enjoying my time with my Dad. However, he is not connected at all, so that means that my Internet time is severely limited. I have managed to get a cheap sim card for messaging, and 1G of data for emergencies (and you know how long that will last). Thankfully, my favorite cafe is still in business, and they have excellent wifi. If I don’t get around to everyone, don’t despair. I definitely will, but it may take a bit of tine. Okay, here we are , down on the farm in photos.

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My friends moved to what I guess you could call the fringe of Vancouver, last year. Although, still not far from anything, it’s definitely more rural than many parts of Vancouver. Until I arrived, I hadn’t realized that their new rural home included a farmyard complete with chickens, rabbits, lamas (THREE), and the newest arrivals being two sheep.

Into the Barnyard…

Following the food…. The goat’s name is Phoebe and she is a real love bug. Anytime she sees a human she comes running, hoping for a rub!

 

Vancouver: Down on the Farm

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