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.
There are signs everywhere requesting that visitors not walk among the gravestones because of possible injury. Then you see a sign guiding you to a historic grave, and if you want to see it you have to walk between the headstones! Joseph Howe (1804-1873)was one of Halifax’s most prominent citizens back in the 18th century. He was an admired politician (!) and journalist.
Camp Hill Cemetary
Then, there is Alexander Keith, whose beer is brewed even today! Mr. Keith began the brewery back in 1820, and it is one of the oldest breweries in North America.
Halifax Public Gardens
Then it was across the street to one of my favorite places in the city. I never tire of the gardens beautiful historic bandstand, where you can enjoy free Sunday concerts during the summer. Here are my two favorite shots of the bandstand.
Although the flowers are not at their height, there are still some lovely blossoms to be found. I love this flowering bush shot!
Finally, we have the garden swans on the relax!
My Internet time is limited, so that’s it for this week’s Travel Photo Thursday. I hope you enjoyed these Halifax photos, and there will be more to come!
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