Translation I spent a very quiet Saturday night in the town I grew up in. So it was an hour before pick up and I decided to walk through Halifax to show you some of the places I used to visit. Where I spent thousands...enough to become mayor of the city with lots of bribe money. ha ha
So here it goes. There's 25 pics... (Click on the photo if you want details...no not those details) But I do have the time imprinted to show you I was moving....
|The Public Gardens a typical British Garden nestled in the heart of the city.|
|A Gazebo where classical bands played throughout the day.|
|This reminded me of the many parks I walked though in London, England|
|A unique name. A few days prior my F/O and I sat in the sun on the top deck and solved many of the world's problems.|
|This store (getting a facelift) owned by a British entrepreneur sells unique food from all over the world.
If you are British you can get Hob Nobs and things.(I love those cookies) Another reminder of shopping in London.
|Citadel Hill. This drumlin is home to an old fortress overlooking the city.|
|Halifax Alehouse...one of many|
In commemoration of the "Tall ships" in 2000. A bunch of pilots
own a local pub around the corner and it thrives. Yes, we get airline discounts. :)))
|An old bank turned into..you guessed it...a pub...The Elephant and Castle.
Last year I visited this spot...I'll stop right there....
|The Split Crow. If only I bought RESPs and investments instead of....ahem...|
|Not sure if the "Bluenose" fix to runway 23 was named after this restaurant directly across from the Split Crow beacon. Maybe it was named after the schooner found on the Canadian dime? Or after the term "blue nose" for Nova Scotians when bitter weather prevails and their nose turns blue?|
|"I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier, the last of the Barrett's Privateers."
CAT III approach you'll know who sang that. Yup, Stan Rogers a huge folk singer who died in the DC-9
Cincinnati fire. I looked for his CD to buy...but no joy.
|The Lower Deck...thousands.... (I'll stop)|
|Theodore the Tug Boat was out and about. They did a kid's TV series on this guy.|
|What would my blog be without a picture of ME. Captain Moosehead.
I had to ask one of the "female natives" to take this picture. I wonder what
she thought when I asked her, "can you do me a favour?" LOL
|The "Bluenose" wind vane|
|The Harbour Hopper. This amphibious vehicle takes "out of towners" for a ride.
Overheard when it drove by me...."how many here are from Ontario? I guess you came to escape the heat."
|I'm running late. Time to head back to the hotel. The Halifax Citadel clock is in sight.|
|Note the numeral for the number "four." No, it's not a mistake. Apparently that's how
the four was suppose to be written.
|Look at the top right pane. Do you see the impression of a head?
Folklore states this guy left an imprint during the famous Halifax Explosion in 1917.
|The "head" is in the third window to the right. This church is located
in an area of tons of pubs.
|Another row of eateries and pubs. Note the lady hanging out the window.
As we drove to the airport an hour later this was seen on a billboard for Coors light beer.
"Two things men love...cold beer and something else..." I thought it was funny.
|We Canadians love our moose. No wonder it's on our quarter. Well not this guy. :)|
|Yup, been there...|
|Almost home. I remember this being a pizza joint during my university days . Looks
like you can get "other" things in there...passion, intimacy, love and pleasure.
Never knew you could buy that stuff. Who knew? Looks like I spent thousands on the wrong stuff.
I hope you enjoyed my lighthearted tour one hour before crew pick up.