So made it to Halifax today. Since the planned meetings for today never panned out, I had the afternoon to be a bit of a tourist. I've never been to Halifax before so this was a treat. I am staying right across the street from the Public Gardens. They are really beautiful with this little stream running though. I understand it got damaged badly when a hurricane roared through a few years ago but it looked lovely.
This is a bandstand gazebo type thing. There were a lot of chairs on the far side so I figure they must use it fairly regularly.
In another this seemed apropos. A pigeon sitting on poor PM Diefenbaker's head. The pigeon looked right at home.
This was a very cool looking store with the building all painted to match the merchandise. Lots of hippy dippy Indian/Asian stuff.
Right next door was this shop with a giant bee on a red flower. Very cool.
Above the Indian store was this poster in a window. Ooookay.
I figured this was supposed to be a giant wave but it looked like a big blue tongue.
When I marry rich I want this for my wedding present. I know lots of people love boats but unless it looks like this, I'm really not interested.
This is a harbour cruise you can take. It was quite cool and windy though today so I imagine it was really cold out on the water.
I had to walk back up this hill to get to my hotel. It doesn't look bad but I come from Ottawa. We HAVE not hills. I was pretty sweaty when I got back up there.
They had lots of these dolphins all over the wharf area painted by different organizations. I forget who this was. Dept. of culture or something like that.
This was a giant decorated lobster outside of a restaurant. I thought it was cute.
Most people know my stance on religion, well, I don't have one, a stance I suppose, I don't believe, but I was kind of half-way raised in the United Church of Canada. My family are still members in our small town and if I HAD to be a member of a church this would be my choice. VERY liberal, one of the few churches in Canada who perform gay marriages, allow gay clergy and in my small town the new minister was an unwed mother. *gasp* But I walked by a HUGE United Church and I just happened to catch this little poster on the bulletin board outside. Thought it was pretty clever and in this case probably true.
So all day tomorrow I am in meetings and then our host is organizing a big lobster dinner for us all at his house. I hate lobster. LOL So I think I'm getting salmon. I love salmon. Then Wed. our meeting is over around 3:00 and my flight leaves at 6:00 so I won't really have much more time for touristy activities so I'm glad I got the chance to walk around today. Plus it's supposed to rain so today was nice. Not sure I'll be posting much for the next couple of days but have a super week.