Friday, January 18, 2013

A Landmark Tower


This tower is a landmark here in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


It is called the Dingle Tower and can be found in Sir Sanford Fleming Park.


During our walk/hike the other day we circumnavigated the tower.


As you can see it was a 'spring-like' day.....the grass is still green!


Is it really the middle of January here?


I have posted about this Tower before and said that it was a popular


spot one that my father took us kids to on Sundays in the summer.


Back in those days this area was not a part of the city, it was in


Halifax county. It felt like we were going out into the country.


It is still a very popular spot to visit all year round but especially


during the summer months when one could swim at two beaches 


in the area. This Tower is almost completely surrounded by water.


In the summer you can walk to the top and catch a great view
of Halifax, the harbour and the Northwest Arm.





18 comments:

  1. Jim, I am waiting for swimming photos, and the view from the top. Lots on Google about this wonderful landmark.Childhood memories are so special. Cheers from Jean.

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    1. I will have to dig out my Speedo Jean, but for you.........lol. I do plan to climb to the top in the summer. Haven't done that in years. Have a wonderful weekend Jean!

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  2. nice. January here in VA is wild this year. snow last night. rain before that. makes it tough on the morning commute. scary at times. the weather keeps us on our toes. ha. ha!! thanks for sharing the views. i hope to see it in person one day. until then. .. . . . ( :

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    1. Much the same here Beth. But today looks more as it should....cold, snowy and snowplows going up and down the road! It is a lovel place to see with magnificent views.

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  3. It looks like spring there, Jim, in January! Beautiful photos. It's nice visiting places we went to as children and remembering good times with loved ones.

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    1. Not today, Martha! It is -17C and snowing! About time I guess! lol

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  4. It's a neat old edifice. I can't believe how green the grass is there!

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    1. It really is Debra. Those photos were taken two days ago. Today everything is white and frozen! As it should be!

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  5. It must be a beautiful view from the top!

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    1. That it is Pat! Will get some pics this summer.

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  6. Hi Jim!
    I can't get over the beautiful blue skies in your photos. When I think of winter in Nova Scotia, I think of grey skies.

    Our weather here is out of whack too. It was almost 0 °F two days ago (COLD Brrr!), yesterday it hit the 50s °F (coolish warm), and today it will reach into the 60s °F (nice and warm - :) )! Can you still relate to °F, or are you now totally °C?

    I hope that you and Ron have a great weekend. We have a long one in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    1. Oh we can have grey skies too! Weather here up and down too Louise.
      Have a great long weekend....there always seems to be a long weekend in the US!
      When Canada switched to metric many years ago now, the easiest for me was celcius because it made more sense than F. I am totally C now but can relate to you F`ers! The pounds-weight was more difficult.

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  7. Waiting for summer and pictures from the top. Love Dingle Tower!

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    1. Will do my best Sharon. Haven't been up there for quite some while.

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  8. Look at that blue sky! And green grass! Lovely!
    I read in your comments that it's snowing there now, just when we've warmed up.

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    1. Not for long though Terry! I have a feeling winter is sticking around for a bit.

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  9. Your blue, blue, blue sky day makes me smile. I'd like a photo from the top - my request to you in summer.

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