Menotripsical; BAR and Beyond - Halifax Wandering

June 26th cont'd.

Halifax farmer's markets are at the other end of the historical pier complex. Lots of interesting looking produce. These young ladies were entertaining the Sunday crowds with their Scottish music... I couldn't help but think of the Maestro. I found Vijaylaxmi of Viji's Veggies, a lady who was more delighted to meet me, apparently, requesting an 'ussie' and keen to hear my Hindi! She made delicious pakoda and bonda and samosa, so I bought several to see me through the day and into the next day, so's not to have to worry about meals. Spotted a wonderfurs sign for our very own SWTS...



Didn't stay much longer in the market as there were no seats and by now I was getting a tad 'lumpit'. Walked on along the foreshore, past the statue of Cunard and onto the boardwalk and waterfront proper. This is a happenin' place!!!

The haar which had rolled in mid-morning began to clear and the lighthouse on Georges Island made itself visible.









The boardwalk was the kind of place to linger and soak up the atmosphere, the sunlight, the sea-breeze and simply relax. I was in love with the place already.























There was lots of company - not for me, so much, but I enjoyed the company being had from afar. I took note of some of the things I wanted to come back and look over in more detail. Any plans of exploring outside of the city left me in that first day, for I realised that I just wanted to be here and drink in as much as I could.




























...a reminder of the kind of aggression which wins territory and imposes foreign values...










































Halifax is principally a maritime city. No surprise, then, that there are going to be lots of images of water and and the craft atop it. That up there is the Bluenose II. Nova Scotians are known as 'blue noses'; no one really knows why.  On the right above, you see St Mary's Catherdral.

Having walked myself into a stumpy getting up as far as the maritime museum I resolved to begin there the next day. I walked up onto Barrington Street and caught the bus back to rooms. From the high place I shared the evening with walkers and a sultry sky.
























9 comments:

  1. Bluenose II is a most handsome sailing vessel.

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  2. Another post of the beauty captured by Fudge and you! janice xx

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  3. oh I always wanted to go to halifax because of the titanic cemetery... have you seen it too?

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    1. Hari OM
      Patience dear Doglet, patience! (which means, sadly no, but as you'll see, I did honour it another way...) Yxx

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  4. LOOKS LIKE HALIFAX IS A LOVELY CITY TO VISIT IF YOU ARE A PUP TOO
    WHAT ODD STREET LIGHTS.
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  5. You sure enjoyed your trip, didn't you? I'm so glad you visited!!! xx

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  6. Hello, a lovely city and beautiful images. I love the lighthouse, boats and the cute doggies. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  7. I think something melted the lampposts! They remind me of an image I saw years ago in Swindon, with a melting clock.

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  8. That's funny smoked sausage ~ I have also heard of Sweet Williams Sugar Free Chocolate. We went back into downtown Sunday and rented a bike, the first time in two years. Lee went in a Scottish Pub and they had a sandwich named for me. You just tickled my funny bone.
    We enjoy your pics so much.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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