Tagged With "Halifax"

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Re: Signs of Halifax

GarryRF ·
So is Halifax cleaning its act up ? Wonderful collection of signs on show here. Is the area on the way to becoming a tourist Hot-Spot ? Would it get a Travel Gumbo "Must go to ........!" Badge ?
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Re: Signs of Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Garry. I do think Halifax is trying to rejuvenate itself, best seen along the waterfront. It really does have a lovely harbor and a number of fine restaurants and pubs. And the people are very friendly and helpful. As for "must see", I'd say 'no'. Much more important for a great travel experience is to visit the small coastal towns of the Maritime which will charm you to no end. But to get there most people would fly through Halifax, so definitely take a day or two to...
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Re: Signs of Halifax

GarryRF ·
I'm stuck for choice now between the Charm of the Maritime and my constant search for Small Town America (that includes Canada if you're a Brit) I shall ask Google.
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Re: Halifax Waterfront

GarryRF ·
A unique approach to "Street Art". Makes you think ! Mission accomplished.
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Street art, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
Street art, Halifax
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Old Town Clock, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
Old Town Clock, Halifax
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Bluenose II in Halifax Harbor

DrFumblefinger ·
Bluenose II in Halifax Harbor
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Re: The Rockefeller Gardens - Ormond Beach, Florida

Travel Rob ·
Great info! If one can limit going to the theme parks, Florida is really a reasonably priced travel destination.
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Re: January 26, 2016: Theodore Too, Halifax, Nova Scotia

GarryRF ·
What a wonderful cheeky chappy Theodore is ! Art "On the Go" must rank high up there - with Street Art. Anything - that's unexpected - that puts a smile on people's faces is priceless. We have "Snowdrop" on the River Mersey in Liverpool UK. Folks point and shout "Look" to their kids. Its great to see that look on their little faces - and some big faces too !! THE MERSEY FERRY "SNOWDROP"
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Re: January 26, 2016: Theodore Too, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF Thanks for sharing your story and picture regarding THE MERSEY FERRY "SNOWDROP". That's quite the ship. I can imagine the look on peoples faces when the "Snowdrop" goes by. As for myself, I had to put my shades on so that I could carefully study your photo. I hope that one day I'll be in the River Mersey Liverpool area to be able to see the "Snowdrop" in person. I want to be one of those faces who get that "Look" after seeing something special, especially as you put it "Art On The...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 13, 2014: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Dr.Y ·
  Peggy's Cove is found about 45 km south of Halifax, Nova Scotia,   on the East Coast of Canada . Formed by plate tectonics and sculpted by glaciers and the tides of the Atlantic, its rugged landscape attracts tourists and locals...
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The Casements—Winter Home of John D Rockefeller

Samantha ·
Visit the place the Rockefellers went to escape winter. Samantha shows us around and gives its history.
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The Rockefeller Gardens - Ormond Beach, Florida

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for a visit to the extensive gardens and park land that were once the private Florida estate of the Rockefellers.
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Halifax Waterfront

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the beautiful Halifax Waterfront
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January 26, 2016: Theodore Too, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ottoman ·
I always enjoy discovering quirky or unusual things when I travel. Case in point, Theodore Too.
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Signs of Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the signs he encountered during a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visit s the Old Clock Tower in Halifax, an iconic building gifted to the city's tardy resident's by Prince Edward, Queen Victoria's father. It has kept time over the city for over 200 years.
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Halifax's Citadel (Where Gumbo was #258)

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the Citadel, Halifax' historic fort. Situated above the city's downtown and harbor, the site is presented much as it was 200 years ago. Be sure to visit the interesting Army Museum within the Citadel.
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April 7, 2018: Rousseau Chocolatier, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
If you are a lover of beautiful and delicious chocolates, as DrFumblefinger is, be sure you stop at Rousseau Chocolatier when visiting Halifax.
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

PortMoresby ·
That's one of the tidiest-looking public buildings I think I've ever seen!
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
Good thing the British were in charge of designing and constructing it!
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

PortMoresby ·
As opposed to who?
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
The tardy bunch the clock was built for.
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A visit to Province House, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit Province House, home of the legislative assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia.
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Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Seaport Farmer's Market adjoining Halifax's harbor.
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Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

Travel Rob ·
It is a very interesting waterfront. If you can, avoid driving in rush hour. The narrow streets weren't built for the traffic Halifax gets today.
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Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

GarryRF ·
I'm a Brit who's never tried Maple Syrup. Canadians tell me I don't know what I'm missing. Brits who have tried it tell me it's way too sweet. We only see it in the stores when they have an American Produce Week. (We still see Canada as an American Country). After 2 weeks its all cleared at a reduced price because it's unsold. So apart from Pancakes what does it taste good with ?
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Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Maple syrup is sweet, but not nearly as sweet as the other syrups you buy for pancakes (eg. Aunt Jemima, Buttersworth). And it has a very rich and interesting taste that I enjoy. You use it for anything you'd use a syrup for -- pancakes, waffles, french toast. I like it over vanilla ice cream. Commercially it is used to make maple candies, baked goods (eg. tarts, pies, cookies) and so on. Anything you could use sugar for you can use maple syrup for if you wanted, more or less. It is pricey,...
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Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

GarryRF ·
Who's Aunt Jermima ? Maple Syrup sounds like a a swop for Honey on the things that we have. Thanks K.
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Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Much thinner than honey and less sweet, with a different taste, but yes, the same idea. Here are America's popular syrups....
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Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

GarryRF ·
Re: Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market
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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery, Halifax (Where Gumbo Was #274)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Halifax's historic brewery, founded by Alexander Keith in 1820. It is one of the oldest surviving commercial breweries in North America.
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Canadian Museum of Immigration, Halifax, NS

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax
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Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the pretty Maritime fishing village of Peggy Cove, a town complete with its own picturesque light house.
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Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

GarryRF ·
Plenty of interesting views to locate Peggy !
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Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

Roderick Simpson ·
Peggy's Cove is a beautiful place, even when it's not sunny. The piper sounds even better in the fog.
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Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

DrFumblefinger ·
Maybe mist is what it takes to makes the pipes sound less grating.\
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July 23, 2019: City Hall, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Halifax's City Hall, one of the oldest public buildings in Halifax.
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August 22, 2019: Old Burying Ground, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the oldest cemetery in Halifax, established the same year the city was founded and a place of rest for some 12,000 souls.
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