Travel Photo Thursday, April 28, 2011, Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 36 comments

The week has flown by here in Daejeon. I can’t believe that mid-term exams are finished. We only have seven weeks left to the end of the semester. Here we are for another week of TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY

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Bandstand, Halifax Public Gardens

This weeks shot is from my hometown, Halifax. Last week I booked my flight home for a visit. I’ll be arriving at the Halifax airport at the ungodly hour of 2AM on June 21st. I haven’t been home for five years, so I’m excited.

A major landmark and tourist attraction in Halifax is the Halifax Public Gardens. This is a shot of the Victorian Jubilee Bandstand, where on summertime Sunday afternoons locals and tourist are entertained with free big band music. The gardens are considered one of the finest Victorian style gardens in North America. From May to November you can take a daily stroll between dawn and dusk. You can picnic on the grass. Between the bandstand, the flowers, the ducks and swans you’re guaranteed to find some great photo opportunities. Admission is FREE.

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Halifax Public Gardens
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  1. gorgeous photo!

    • Thanks Jessie. Nice to you posting at Travel Photo Thursday.

  2. I’d love to get back to the Maritimes. I’ve spent in New Brunswick for work, which was beautiful, but have only ever been to Halifax airport.

    • I used to travel in N.B. a lot for work. Halifax is home and my favorite Maritime city.

      Happy Travel Photo Thursday!

  3. Beautiful Garden Photography. But, how’s the food there?

    • Awesome! I can’t wait to have some good Maritime cooking. Lobster is NUMBER ONE on the list 🙂

  4. That shot brings back so many memories. When I was in Grade 3 I lived on Spring Garden Road not far from the gardens. I remember lots of happy hours feeding the ducks.
    And the food – with so much seafood available- was delicious last time I was there.
    What a great time to go home.

    • Wow Leigh! It’s a small world. I always love feeding the ducks! The last time I was home the seafood was still good. I can’t wait to go back to some of my favorite restaurants.

  5. This photo is gorgeous, Nancie! What a beautiful garden!

    • It really is the pride and joy of Haligonians.

  6. This reminds me of childhood. We have bandstands like this in a couple of parks in Bucharest and I remember sitting there and listening to band music 🙂

  7. Great photo, lovely springtime colors 🙂

    • After a long winter spring is totally welcome!

  8. A lot of our bandstands are out of use or even removed nowadays, sadly. Always love public garden shots, even as good as my sequence of sunset shots I have posted. Check them out -you’ll be surprised at the differences with the same scene.

  9. Beautiful gardens! I’m Canadian but have never been to Halifax, although I’ve heard it’s a wonderful city. I hope you enjoy your trip home.

  10. We must be thinking along the same wavelength–my photo this week is also from my hometown!

  11. What a lovely place! I was in Halifax many years ago and would love to go back. Very pretty shot, Nancie!

  12. Halifax looks to be a beautiful place to be! I had the chance to go with my husband on a business trip there a few years ago and have kicked myself ever since for turning it down 🙁

    • Debbie………You really missed a great opportunity. Next time pack you suitcase and go 🙂

  13. Absolutely superb….I could see myself making snow angels in that grass! lol

  14. Lovely lovely photos. I grew up in Nova Scotia (Cape Breton) and never made it Halifax much. I’ll need to visit the next time when I got back there and check out the public gardens.

    Hope that you enjoy my Budapest photo and story. 🙂

    Thanks for allowing us to share.

  15. I could completely see myself hanging out here. Lovely!

  16. Wow. what a beautiful garden! Great photo!

  17. This garden shot reminded me of the Chinese Garden in Singapore but of course this one was more of an American Victorian style while that in Singapore was of course Asian style. It’s always a pleasure to stroll around this type of garden. Thanks for bringing back some of memories Nancie. 🙂

    • Glad you like it Jorie. Halifax was settled by the British, so we have a lot of Victorian era influences around the city.

  18. Lovely photo, Nancie. I should take a shot of the bandstand in the main square in the city here.

    • Hi Andrew, I would love to see the bandstand in your city.

  19. Enjoy visiting home again! Wow 5 years, that’s long.

  20. Ooh, I like Halifax. Such a nice, low-key, yet slightly end-of-the world place. The Victorian Gardens were very nice. My kids preferred that odd blue wave-thing down by the museum, though 🙂

    • Yes, kids love the wave!

  21. I thought you meant Halifax in the Uk then!! Was about to say that I have never seen pretty gardens like that in Halifax!

    • haha Natalie. It can be confusing!

  22. LOVE this space, couldn’t believe it existed when I saw it! If only St. John’s could grow such tropical plants. 🙂

  23. Beautiful — I love gardens!

  24. Yea.. I want to go to the maritimes at some point :). Which one I should go first, east or west coast of Canada?

  25. I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog this morning 🙂 I’ve been away from Canada for 6 years myself (only back for brief visits) and I’ve taught in Daejeon too! I used to teach at Gao Elementary School in Gocheok-Dong which was close to the last subway stop – the name has slipped my mind. Are you still teaching there now?


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