Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday Morning Post.......Dingle Bells


These photos were taken along the shore of the Northwest Arm looking, where else, northwest.


This body of water stretches down one side of peninsular Halifax(click), 
the other side is Halifax Harbour.


The tower you see just left of centre is the Dingle Tower which is in Sir Sandford Fleming Park.


This was one of my favourite places to go as a child and to
climb up seemingly endless stairs to get to the top and 
see parts of Halifax that were new to me.


At the foot of the tower are two giant bronze lions (click) which
were great to climb on and fantasize about exotic places.


The city was truly our 'playground' back when it was safe for kids
to explore.


28 comments:

  1. Oh, these are so beautiful! You live in a fabulous part of the world!

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  2. Now can we go there again, Daddio!?

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  3. I clicked on the link -- those Dingle lions look very similar to the ones in Trafalger Square. Wonder if they are copies?

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    1. Probably are Debra. Remember we are/were a colony. These are huge!

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  4. I have been thinking about how safe it was for us kids to explore when we were little. I just wrote a story about my six-year old self wandering all around a big hill, meeting a new girlfriend, going to her house to meet her mom. All the while all alone. I am so glad I was little back then when one could learn how to take care of oneself and be responsible at a very young age. It is sad this is no longer possible.
    Do you get nostalgic for your childhood since you live so close to where you grew up?

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    1. The independence we had back then was a given for those times. Without sounding too too old here, now the kids are taxied everywhere and very dependent on their parents.
      I don't get nostalgic for my childhood per say, but the old neighbourhood in Halifax's north end where I grew up looks so inviting to me now.

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  5. It was fun to be able to wander and come home at dinner time. Those days are gone forever for most kids. Halifax looks beautiful. The scenery is so lovely.

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    1. I think those days are gone Chania.
      Yes, Halifax like all cities has its beautiful parts and being almost surrounded by water has its pluses.

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  6. Those photos make me think of mystery stories, like vanishing into the mist.

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    1. It does have a sense of mystery about it here, Terry. It is a very old (North American standards) feeling.

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  7. Love the photos Jim.. You all live in a really great place! Of course, you know that already...

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    1. I really think the ocean has a lot to do with that Bobbi. It creates something magical.

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  8. Hi, I remember the Dingle for many reasons, .......

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    1. Hi sis! And they would be:......

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  9. Beautiful shots there! I would love to see it in person...
    Lovely memories too.

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    1. In the summers there are tour boats that start in the harbour on the other side and come around to this side....the Arm. This Tower site was always busy and sometimes line-ups to get in.

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  10. Beautiful photos and memories, Jim.

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  11. Beautiful photos, Jim, and great memories! When we were kids, we spent all our time outside, and didn't come in until it was time to eat. It was a glorious time!

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    1. And we were exhausted and hungry! And we slept well too because of all the fresh air and play. It truly was a glorious time, Martha!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the way you treated the photos; made me feel like I was looking from within your memory.

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    1. You were! It was a hazy/misty day but it needed a little boost and mystery. Thanks Mitch.

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  13. Hello Jim,
    Such a beautiful view point and wonderfully captured...
    Ivan

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    1. I almost take all this for granted Ivan but when I hear from yourself and others about how beautiful it is, I realize you are all correct....it is.

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  14. It looks so peaceful! Nova Scotia is such a soul-restoring place! I hope that you are enjoying a good weekend.

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    1. And you would know about this place, Louise, having lived here. And you know what? A whole Tibetan Buddhist lineage moved here from your fair State precisely for that reason.

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