Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 9 - 13 Favorite Things About Halifax

I grew up in Dartmouth, the city across the harbour from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now both cities are combined, so when people ask me where I'm from, I just say Halifax. I spent so much time there it's true, anyway.



1 - Strawberry rhubarb pie































2 - The Halifax-Dartmouth ferry



It's part of the transit commute if you don't want to take the bus over the bridge.















3 - East Coast music





Whether it's a traditional kitchen party, the Atlantic Jazz Festival or blues like Charlie A'Court can play, it's a part of our soul here.
























4 - It's the gathering place for Atlantic Canada. Many Newfoundlanders, Cape Bretoners and rural Nova Scotians relocate here for work and add to the cultural pulse.






















5 - The fog and mist. I'm all about moody atmosphere.























6 - The Acadian accent. My family is of Acadian (French) descent, so I love listening to Acadian speakers, whether they're speaking French or English.












7 - The Scottish heritage. Everything about Nova Scotia (or New Scotland) has deep Celtic ties.














This is the Nova Scotia tartan.














8 - The old buildings.



The Town Clock








Historic Properties














Alexander Keith's Brewery


















9 - The people


We're an irreverent bunch.





























10 - The Atlantic Ocean


The tides course through my veins.












11 - The evergreen forests.



































12 - The rocky coastline










































13 - My family and friends!



























32 comments:

Tink said...

I'd love to visit Halifax! The pie looks very yummy, strawberries... mmmmm!
My TT is about Google & me. ;-)

Christine said...

I love living in Halifax. I would spend summers here visiting family, and always loved it. The fog still freaks me out some days.

I need to make pie...

annette said...

Those photos are gorgeous! If I didn't already live here, I'd want to visit after seeing those pictures. Except the fog. I'm tired of fog.

Hmm, I have a ton of frozen rhubarb and strawberries left over from last season. Maybe I should turn them into a pie.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

My goodness, Julia! Why am I so surprised that it's so gorgeous there?

I can't wait to come visit!!!

toni said...

Okay, I needed to look no further than #1. Strawberry rhubarb pie. It just doesn't get any better.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Samantha Lucas said...

My grandmother used to make the best strawberry rhubarb pie. I love these lists about cities. Makes me want to travel more. :)

Imani said...

I've wanted to visited out east for a long, long time. (And I will eventually.) It may sound weird but I'm a huge fan of CBC's Land and Sea precisely because it focuses on the Maritimes.

Isabella Snow said...

Wow, I had no idea it was so interesting there! Lovely pics!

Akelamalu said...

It looks beautiful there, nothing like Halifax, Yorkshire, England!

Annie Mac said...

Sometimes I forget how beautiful Halifax is, thanks for reminding me.

Kelly said...

Halifax/Nova Scotia is the BEST place in the world. Period. End of story.

Hmm...wish I could finish my own stories so succinctly.

julia said...

Kelly, just wait until I list 13 wonderful things about Mississauga! (Just kidding - don't throw things...)

samulli said...

Ah, this is a nice TT. It's always great to hear people loving the place where they live. And you've got some beautiful photos here.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;o)

Thomma Lyn said...

What beautiful pictures, and Halifax looks like a marvelous place! Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog. :)

Happy TT to you! :)

L^2 said...

I've never been, but it sounds like a great place to visit. The photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and happy TT! :-)

Emma Wayne Porter said...

I'm gonna have to visit now, simply for #5 and #11.

Uh oh, after reading comments, I see the fog's not real popular. Oops =)

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

number 9!! sounds like my kinda peeps! and the pics were awesome - made me definitely want to take a trip up there!!

Karina said...

Hmm...another place to add to my list of "must visit"! The pictures were beautiful, great TT!

Miss Frou Frou said...

Ooh.. loved the misty shots, particularly the one with trees.

Julie S said...

What lovely photos! Especially of the pie...YUM. Halifax seems idyllic. I hope to visit someday. So far I've never been past Toronto.

MyUtopia said...

I love Canada!

gabriella hewitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. You could put a travel brochure together with these. I hadn't realized how much some of the buildings have a strong Scottish/English look to them. I have to say I would love to spend time living there. You made it sound so incredible. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ann(ie) said...

Mmmm, strawberries. I'm not so sure about the rhubarb. The word makes me giggle, though. That and rutabaga.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Halifax always makes me think of Anne of Green Gables. So, while I've never been, I think of it with fondness. ;)

Joy Renee said...

i love rubarb pie! we had it growing in our back yard when I was growing up in Washington State. my mom made rubarb/applesause and canned it by the dozens of quarts. She made the pies from that and would add the strawberries only when they were in season.

thanx for helping me see your home thru your eyes. lovely. the coastline shots were amazing.

disillussioned_me said...

The pics are amazing& yeah i want some of that delicious pie too! mmmmmmm! hey thanx for stopping by my blog.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Great photos! I love that one of the boats.
My brother-in-law is from Nova Scotia too.

Annie said...

One of my best friends when I lived in Sweden was another exchange student from Canada. She was from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia which was ironic because I had been accepted into college at Bridgewater College in Virginia.

She used to show me pics from Halifax all the time and it looked so beautiful. I still want to visit there one day!

La Espia T. said...

*groans* I Luuuuuurrrrrvvvv Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!

Really great post. Makes me want to come visit. ;)

Robin L. Rotham said...

Wow, that looks like a fantastic place to live. I'll be right up -- save a piece of the rhubarb for me!

Annie said...

I meant to post this comment a few days ago. After you asking about my mom and her computer savvy and after me reading this T13... I got a call from my mom telling me she's taking a cruise in September... destination Halifax! So ironic!

Sarah L. Catherine said...

Hi - slow getting back to you here! :)
What great pictures and what a beautiful tribute to Nova Scotia. I'd love to go back some day when I have time to explore. :)