Digby Thompsons

Everyday Life & Observations in Digby & Area

Out & about in Halifax!

on March 4, 2013

We have been in Dartmouth for two months and it was only yesterday that we got a real peek at Halifax. We headed for the Visitor’s Information Centre to collect some much needed maps, directions and information.

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We took a nice walk on the boardwalk situated on the Halifax harbour and took some pictures.

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Heading towards Lower Water Street, we came to the home of the “famous” Alexander Keith’s Brewery and the Waterfront Warehouse.

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Continuing our walk up Lower Water Street, this memorial sailor statue represents the young Canadians who served and continue to serve today.

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Our world famous Nova Scotian Crystal which has recently sought bankruptcy protection.

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A quick drive over to the Hydrostone Neighbourhood for our favourite French sourdough baguette. This neighbourhod is located in the north end of Halifax where many of the wood framed buildings were destroyed by fire in the Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917. It is mainly a residential area constructed of locally created and non combustible “hydrostone” concrete blocks to minimize the risk of fire. This area is a designated National Historic Site and voted one of the “great neighbourhoods in Canada”.

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And back across one of two bridges that cross the Halifax Harbour to Dartmouth. These pictures are from the McKay Bridge and you can see the McDonald Bridge in the far distance.

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More Halifax adventures to follow!

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Everyday Life & Observations in Digby & Area

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