Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunday Afternoon Drive

 Plenty of links today if you are interested.
I'll have them highlighted and pinpointed for you!


I'm all settled in nice and cozy
in the back seat of the car
after a walk in the park.
I thought you might like to sit back
and see some sights of Halifax and Dartmouth
from my viewpoint
so here goes.....!


This is the corner of Sackville and Brunswick Streets.
You can see the harbour down at the bottom
and one of the high buildings on the left at the bottom
was where Ron was a manager 
of an art and drafting supply store...Loomis and Toles in '80's.
He says this was his favourite place of all his jobs.


Now we turned the corner and are heading down Brunswick St
click >  on Citadel Hill
This area is a heavy touristed area come late spring.


Construction on the left meets the already established.
Most cities have new buildings being added to the landscape
but in Halifax they can't obstruct the harbour viewplane
not being allowed to reach higher than the Citadel Hill Fortress.


We swing around the Cogswell Street Interchange  <click
heading for
 the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge in the distance.
You'll see the lonely building on the horizon across the harbour in Dartmouth
an all-glass Holiday Inn.
We'll see it in a few minutes.


Many areas of the city are being converted to condo living
and in this case brightly coloured
condo living.


I sort of like this range of colours 
and they lead you into the view of the bridge
which has a similar look.


 We are going up there
across the span
from Halifax to Dartmouth.


We are now taking the trek across.
It's a 3 lane bridge with pedestrian crossing on the right
and cycle crossing on the left.


For years the cyclists had to walk their bikes
across the bridges until only recently.
The sides of the walkways were raised up to prevent any
chance of someone falling over.


This is the Holiday Inn.
Remember where we saw this from in Halifax.
If not, scroll back up and see the distance covered.


This is one of the ferries that connects the two cities
and is a great way to view the harbour, the bridges and two cities.


Dartmouth Library is a cool place to visit 
with a vegetarian restaurant  beside it called The Wooden Monkey.  <click


 These figures grace the courtyard beside the Library.
The artist Dawn MacNutt constructed these permanent objects
Click >   here to read about her.
(Her daughter Laura worked with Ron at the art and drafting supply store)


Stop... actually Go forward
with this new condo development
located right on the water
called King's Wharf  < click


We were over there about 20 minutes ago
the City of Halifax.


We are now heading passed Imperial Oil Refinery  < click
which has been located here since 1918.
Now that's a long time!


Finally we pass the AutoPort.   <click
Everyday one can see all these white covered cars.
If you look closely they are all those brand new vehicles
that are advertised in magazines, on TV, in social media.
I heard Ron say to Jim today as we passed these cars
"Just imagine driving a brand new car 
all day
 everyday
while at work!"


I'd prefer a good snooze myself!

44 comments:

  1. Great tour, Sophie. SHE was in Halifax but it was a long, long time ago.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Oh that is so wonderful to hear that SHE was in our fair city ~~~~ I hope the sun was shining because cloudy/rainy days really don't give a good impression in a port city. I'd love to hear HER story maybe a post about it?! Just a thought!

      Cheers my dear Daisy, Bella and Roxy!

      Ron and Sophie

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  2. Thanks for taking us on that tour, Sophie. We thoroughly enjoyed it :) Have a great week ahead,
    Ginger, Buddy n Shadow

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    1. Hi Ho Ginger, Buddy and Shadow!!

      So good to see you! So happy you enjoyed my little tour. I will do some more this spring and summer for those interested our Maritime life.

      Cheers friends!

      Sophie and Ron

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  3. Thanks for the tour Sophie, it was really fascinating!

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    1. I'll put another together tour for everyone soon! Our amalgamated cities are small over 400,000+ people and puppies/kitties so I'm sure I can find something of interest!

      Cheers!
      Ron

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  4. Loved seeing your journey as it unfolded Sophie. Now you enjoy that rest, you look so content there in the sunbeam.

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    1. This is one of my favourite spots after a long drive. The living room floor with the sun streaming in on me.

      You know your recent post on Rotring pens etc. really excited Ron ~~~ he hasn't stopped thinking about all the products he knew/used/sold and the people, the artists!

      So thankful for meeting you!

      Sophie, for shy Ron!

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  5. I love seeing new places, thanks.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed, GT!!!

      Have a great week!

      Ron

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  6. I loved the tour, thanks guys! And what a super day to enjoy it. Halifax is a city you don't get to see or hear a lot about so it's nice to find out more about it.

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    1. Thanks Craig ~~~ I totally understand your thoughts about seeing Halifax. Blogging has helped to open up the world to all of us who wouldn't otherwise see all these beautiful places on this planet. I'm so intrigued with your world because I have Scot in my blood, my Grannie was a Macaulay!

      Cheers! C,C, and B!!!!

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  7. Wonderful tour! And on such a beautiful day, too. The area looks a lot like ours with all the old and new coming together. I think that's what I love most about these places...how diverse they are. I'd love to see all this up close one day, but for now, I can enjoy it through you. Thanks for taking us all along. How did everyone manage to fit into one car? One of those mysteries of life...LOL...

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    1. Glad you liked my little glimpse of our amalgamated cities called HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality). The three areas (2 cities and town)became one, a few years ago and it's been interesting. I'll do another tour again soon. The route today was unusual in that we don't visit the AutoPort area too often and when I saw the cars in white, well I had to include the view, so stark!
      SO if you are ever in our world, let us know and we'll show you around!
      We have a small Vibe car(like a Matrix) and yes it can be cramped sometimes.

      Ron

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  8. Thanks for the tour! I have some friends who are moving from Edmonton to Dartmouth in the summer.

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    1. Yeah, more Westerners, now if we could get Elaine back here ~~~ we'd be "Over the Moon ALICE"! If not, for just a visit would suffice!!!

      Cheers Debra!!

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  9. Great car ride and wonderful sights. We will definitely check out the links since mom loves that place
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Some links are interesting while others just give you an idea!!

      Cheers!

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  10. Sophie Doodle, this was an excellent accounting of a tour through two cities with great harbors, ferries, churches, condos, and that bridge. You did a fabulous job and please tell daddy Ron for me that his pictures are wonderful. He's just like me, likes to take pictures through the car windows. And I must add you have the coolest bridges up there in N.S.

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    1. 2 bridges and people want another, which won't be any time to soon for sure. The bridge we drove across is going to be refurbished/repaired next year ~~~ result ~~~ traffic jams on the other bridge for months. Oh OH!

      Thanks for reading and I'm loving your A-Z reveal!

      Ron

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  11. Now that is a wonderful tour and a great looking city - very interesting!! Maybe one day we will go there!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. If you can't make it this far east, well then, come along on my ride and I'll show you more!!

      Sophie

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  12. Thanks for the tour Sophie! Very interesting to see your landscape . God job documenting from your Dad

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    1. I hope I gave you a small taste of your world from the viewpoint of the city life in our province. There is so much more to see and I will work on this in coming posts.
      In the meantime, thanks for calling by and
      Cheers!

      Sophie and Ron

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  13. What a great tour guide you are Sophie. So interesting to see your two cities, different from all the shorelines we ususally see. But I do love the water and the beaches too!

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    1. Yes, city life is so much more different than our rural life. We've lived in both and prefer the rural so much more.

      Cheers!

      Ron

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  14. Oh, and Thank You for visiting me on my Birthday Sunday!

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  15. wow , that is HUGE city- and very cool photos.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. We are a naval city with the Dept of National Defence taking up a big slice of the harbour. The waters are very busy all the time active with sail boats and ferries.
      The city thrives with the use of the harbour and very soon the cruise ships will be docking.

      Sophie

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  16. Loved the tour, Soph. It's the next best thing to being there.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the trip ~~~ I will be taking more as the spring and summer approaches!

      Ron

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  17. Sounds like you had a great trip and enjoyed the ride. Nothing like a good snooze afterwards.

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    1. Welcome to my Doodle World!

      We did enjoy ourselves and every good Doodle deserves a snooze after a guided tour!

      Sophie

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  18. That was a nice tour, Sophie. I like your cities. My dog Daisy loves riding in the car with us and enjoying the sights. Sometimes she likes a nap, too.

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    1. Daisy and I would enjoy a desert tour, I just know we would!

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  19. Thanks for the tour, Sophie. You have pretty cities - they don't seem too huge and they're pretty. Have a good snooze now that the tour is over.

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    1. Our cities are small compared to most cities so we know all the nooks and crannies for doggy treats!!!

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  20. You looked very comfy in the back of the car Sophie (blue suits you!). Thank you for the guided tour, it was nice to look around!
    Ivan and sleepy- pug

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    1. Loads of room to show everybody around ~~~ I think most peeps/doggies look good in BLUE!!

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  21. The cat stays at home
    He does not like to roam
    But Pat goes by some of that every day
    Here at our bay

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    1. Yoh Pat
      where it's at
      on the streets of the city
      without your kitty
      but heading home
      under your superdome!

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  22. Wow Sophie- that was an amazing tour!! You live in such a beautiful city-- it's really special to be able to see it through your eyes! Thanks for taking us all along!
    Love
    Vicki

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    1. It 'twas my pleasure, Vicki!

      More to come I suspect, with Ron's twicky finger always hunting for pictures to post!

      Cheers!
      Sophie Doodle

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