Travel Photo Thursday

Spring in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 6 comments

Spring in Annapolis Royal and in Nova Scotia usually takes a long time to arrive. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t exist. Welcome to week 366 of Travel Photo Thursday. This week I am going to share some of the more spring-like shots I’ve taken over the past 6-8 weeks.

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Annapolis Royal

We had an unusually mild February with a lot of rain and wind and very little snow. This is a shot of the French Basin, which is visible from the French Basin Trail. The trail forms part of the Canada 150 trail, stretching from coast to coast. The ice in the basin was soon history, not to return until next year.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site: Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Featured, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 64 comments

Grand Pre, Nova Scotia 

UPDATED APRIL 12, 2018 

This week we’re enjoying Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, a World UNESCO site. Welcome to week 364 (12/04/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. Originally posted in week 174 of Travel Photo Thursday, the post is now up-to-date for 2018.

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Grand Pre, Nova Scotia was awarded a World UNESCO designation (Landscape of Grand Pre) in 2012. Less than a two-hour drive from Halifax, it’s a perfect day trip. I visited in 2012 and again in 2013.  Now updated to 2018. Enjoy the photo essay I created from those two visits, and the information you’ll need for a 2018 visit.

Sourced from UNESCO.ORG

Situated in the southern Minas Basin of Nova Scotia, the Grand Pré marshland and archaeological sites constitute a cultural landscape bearing testimony to the development of agricultural farmland using dykes and the aboiteau wooden sluice system, started by the Acadians in the 17th century and further developed and maintained by the Planters and present-day inhabitants. Over 1,300 ha, the cultural landscape encompasses a large expanse of polder farmland and archaeological elements of the towns of Grand Pré and Hortonville, which were built by the Acadians and their successors. The landscape is an exceptional example of the adaptation of the first European settlers to the conditions of the North American Atlantic coast. The site – marked by one of the most extreme tidal ranges in the world, averaging 11.6 m – is also inscribed as a memorial to the Acadian way of life and deportation, which started in 1755, known as the Grand Dérangement.

 

We began our visit at the modern interpretive centre, which provides visitors with a detailed history of the Acadians and their 1755 expulsion.

 

UNESCO Site : Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

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Island Destinations To Visit More Than Once

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Travel Photo Thursday | 6 comments

Island Destinations

Many island destinations have grabbed my heart over the years. Welcome to week 363 (3/29/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday and some of the islands I would love to visit again (and maybe) again.

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Kampa Island, Prague

Steps from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge is the picturesque and whimsy Kampa Island. I can’t imagine that anyone could visit Prague without spending some time here. The island is home to numerous museums, restaurants, love-locked bridges, and the Lennon wall.  Kampa Island also holds the distinction of being voted one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

You can also enjoy beautiful views of downtown Prague, from the island’s shores.

 

View from Kampa Island, Prague

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Nova Scotia: Halifax Photo Essay

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 34 comments

Nova Scotia

This post was originally published on March 31, 2016 (Week 271 of Travel Photo Thursday) and I’ve decided to update it this week for week 362 (3/22/2018) of  Travel Photo Thursday, welcome. While spring officially arrived two days ago, I think Mother Nature forgot to include Nova Scotia. The first photo in this essay was not taken in Halifax, but through my balcony door window a couple of hours ago, and the storm continues to rage.

 

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Today, March 22, 2018, I am in Nova Scotia, but not Halifax. I took this photo from my balcony door window in Annapolis Royal. Even though Spring has officially sprung, Mother Nature is dumping on all of Nova Scotia today. On the bright side, the snow probably won’t last too long (fingers crossed!).

 

 

Annapolis Royal -- Spring Snowstorm

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St. Matthew’s United Church: A 1749 Halifax Landmark

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 24 comments

Update to a post originally published on December 4, 2014

St. Matthew’s United Church

Walk to the corner of Spring Garden Road and Barrington Street, and it’s safe to that you are in one of the most historical parts of Halifax. On your right is the Old Burial Ground, and directly across the street you have St. Matthew’s United Church founded in the same year as Halifax, 1749, and the oldest United Church in Canada. That’s where I am taking you today, on week 362 (3/15/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday.

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The church that stands today, an outstanding example of Gothic Revival architecture, is not the original, which burnt to the ground on January 1st, 1857.

 

St. Matthew's United Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Heritage Day: 2018 Honouree, Mona Louise Parsons

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 6 comments

Mona Louise Parsons

This week we are traveling to Middleton, Nova Scotia where I attended the Heritage Day celebrations for Mona Louise Parsons, the 2018 honouree. Welcome to week 361 (3/1/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. Come along as I introduce you to this amazing woman whom many have never heard of, and until a few weeks ago I counted myself among that group.

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The Annapolis Valley MacDonald Museum

The Heritage Day festivities took place in the town’s museum, which for most of the 20 century had been the town’s school. Many old schools get torn down these days, so it’s nice to see this particular one being repurposed.

Mona Parsons, Nova Scotia's War Hero

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