Tag Archives: Heritage Buildings

Nancy’s Climbing Roses – July 2013

  There’s just something about heritage climbing roses and an old, weathered picket fence. This fence once graced the graveyard of an old Baptist church nearby. We saved it from destruction and made it part of our garden. The roses … Continue reading

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Foggy Day Walk

  Weeks of rain, wind and fog may not be good for the garden, but for the photographer it spells opportunity. Sony A-900 – Sigma 17-24mm 2.8 – 17mm – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/1,500

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Fall Colours – Bear River

Bear River, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia is also known as the village built on stilts. This picturesque tidal village, nestled deep in the valley formed by the Bear River was once a thriving community, active in ship-building and timber shipping. … Continue reading

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Frost Park – August 2012

Frost Park is located adjacent to the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Town Hall, and contains the earliest burial ground in the town. Today it provides a shady, cool, respite for anyone wishing to relax and ponder life’s intricacies. This large, cast … Continue reading

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Ste Anne du Ruisseau Catholic Church

Built in just six months, after the previous church was destroyed by fire, this fine example of Romanesque design has been serving its parishioners , in the village of Ste Anne du Ruisseau, Municipality of Argyle, Nova Scotia since 1900. The … Continue reading

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The Historic Chapel at Ste Anne du Ruisseau

In 1768 Acadians settled here and named the place Eel Brook after the Mi’kmaq name, “Wiplomesgokum” In the 1950s the name was changed to Ste Anne du Ruisseau to reflect the name of the local parish. This is a reproduction … Continue reading

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Hebron Dam

The Hebron dam was built to power the HH Crosby Shoe Company factory, a large facility that could produce shoes at a rate of a thousand pairs a day. The factory was destroyed by fire in 1946. The land was … Continue reading

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Abandoned School – Belliveau’s Cove

This old, abandoned school, right on the cold, exposed shore of Saint Mary’s Bay, with its unpainted, weathered shingles, broken windows and unkempt yard begs so many questions. Who went to school here, who taught here and how were their … Continue reading

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Tribal Screw

This massive propeller, known in maritime circles as a screw, is from a Canadian World War Two Tribal-class destroyer. Two of these huge bronze alloy screws were capable of propelling these ships to over thirty-six knots as they went about … Continue reading

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Stone Wall – The Old Orchard

Virtually every Nova Scotia farm has its share of stone walls. As the forests were cleared for farming the trunks and roots were literally pulled out of the ground by shear brute strength. Likewise the rocks and boulders, large and … Continue reading

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