Monday, April 16, 2012
Halifax in Pictures - Chapter One
Halifax holds an especially dear place in the hearts of members of my family because it was at Pier 21 in this amazing town that our mother, her parents and her siblings first set foot in Canada when they emigrated from post-war Holland in the early 1950s. I have visited Pier 21 (now a national museum) on several occasions and never fail to feel a sense of reverence when I'm there.
I also decided to get my trusty old Olympus out of storage for the trip, hoping to capture the beauty and history of the city for this blog. Unfortunately, it's now clear that my photographic skills have become a bit rusty as there really aren't any WOW pictures among the 300 or so I took.
Still, there were a number of shots I like enough to wish to share, including the top one, a shot of one of the small beach huts that line the waterfront, this colourful one serving as an ad for the Art Gallery.
The picture to the right is included for Gavin, who wanted a shot of the ocean. That's me standing on the shore of Point Pleasant Park, with the meeting place between the Atlantic and the Halifax Harbour somewhere in the distance behind me.
The final shot was suggested by Patti. It is a close up of the wall of a building (I wish I could give the name) at the north end of the city centre. The stone has been carved in amazingly intricate patterns that are quite stunning in person. I tried a shot that showed the entire building but it doesn't capture the beauty of the detail in the same way this this photograph does. More photos from Halifax in the coming days.