Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Nova Scotia, Lunenburg

Lunenburg is an historic harbour town that was founded in 1753, ships were built here and it was a bustling community. Flower gardens are often in containers as the soil is layered thinly on rock.We met Laurie Swim, a well known artist with her studio in Lunenburg. She is a convert to fibre art and makes landscapes that are rich in colour and texture.The town is built up a hill in concentric lines. Electrical lines are everywhere ... rock doesn't lend itself to underground wiring. You cannot help but notice that the historic homes and buildings have been lovingly cared for.You can take a horse and buggy to learn of the history and culture of the town.The buildings are all uniquely different.This fellow invited you into a place where local craft & art is available.There is nothing shy about the colours ...Johanna was a gracious hostess and her husband Mike was a most patient tour guide!We had dinner in the old Lunenburg Jail Restaurant ... moderate prices and tasty food with friendly waiters. The historic mural below illustrated 'days gone by' The Fisheries Museum is located in an old warehouse.This device could tell many stories! The light shone through the fog and the bell rang out a warning of shallow water.
Views from the golf course, across the bay.A lovely town, like walking down a street of 2oo+ years ago! My family landed in the maritimes in the first decade of the 1800s ... in a town that was probably much like this.

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