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McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre in Pictou Nova Scotia

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 9 comments

McCulloch House Museum

 

McCulloch House Museum, Pictou, Nova Scotia

 

I recently did an interesting and insightful wander through the McCulloch House Museum operated by the Pictou County Geneology and Heritage Society. Welcome to week 348 (10/26/2017) of  Travel Photo Thursday. Sorry I missed last week. My blood pressure is acting up, so had to cut down on my computer time. Come along as we visit the McCulloch House Museum and learn more about Pictou’s and Nova Scotia’s Scottish roots.

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Since my temporary relocation to Pictou, “Birth Place of  New Scotland”, I have gone by the sign and road leading to this museum at least once a day, every day.  Finally, I decided to find out what it was all about and was surprised to find the museum driveway as soon as I turned onto the street. For some weird reason, I thought I’d probably drive a bit before arriving.

There are two buildings on the grounds. The Pictou County Geneology Center is the first building. Here you can discover your Scottish roots, and they boast a lovely Scottish themed gift shop. If you’re looking for your Clan’s tartan Coat-of-Arms, there’s a good chance you can find them here. I did do a bit of sleuthing about my own Scottish background but quickly realized that it’s a time-consuming endeavor. I’ll go back on another day when I have more time.

Scots began to emigrate to Canada in 1770, and to Pictou in 1773 with the arrival of the Ship Hector. If you think you may have roots going back to Canada’s Scottish emigrants this is a good place to start your research. The staff is friendly and helpful, and you can even hire them to help you find your long lost ancestors.

 

McCulloch House Museum, Pictou, Nova Scotia

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Ollantaytambo : Citadel of the Inca

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Ollantaytambo, Small Town Explorer | 0 comments

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo: Citadel of the Inca, contributed by Dean and Pauline at lavidaglobal.com, is the fourth small town expose in the series  Small Town Explorer.  The villages and towns we visit in our travels are often the hidden gems of a country or region. Readers are introduced to small centers around the globe; featuring their uniqueness, their history, what to see and do, and where to stay and where to dine.

Previous towns featured in the series:

Bourtange

Ravello, Italy 

Sanzhi, Taiwan

 

Little has changed here over the past 500 years, the descendants of the brave Inca army that held out against the invading Spanish for so long still live in the houses of their ancestors and the ruins of the once great fortress still strike awe into all who witness them. This is Ollantaytambo, Citadel of the Inca.When you are located on the doorstep of one of the seven wonders of the modern world it is easy to be overlooked. However there is a silver lining for this neighbour of the great Machu Picchu, this town has not been overrun by tourists and has been able to maintain its authenticity.

Ollantaytambo Citadel of the Inca

Ollantaytambo Citadel of the Inca: Pinkuylluna

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Annapolis Royal Photos

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Annapolis Royal

This week we were in Annapolis Royal having a peek at my new condo and taking a few photos along the waterfront. Welcome to week 347 (12/10/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I have been a total road warrior this week and it’s not over yet. Tuesday I was in Halifax having lunch with a friend who is downsizing and offered me some of her kitchen gadgets. Then yesterday it was seven hours on the road as I did a return trip to Annapolis Royal. Tomorrow it’s back to Halifax to see Dad and celebrate my niece’s birthday. I’ll also spend some time with the beautiful Livy. She’s already a month old! This is a quick post, but do enjoy the photos of Annapolis Royal, my soon to be home.

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