Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Variations On A Theme


This is George's Island.(click) It is located right dab in the middle of Halifax Harbour.

First the French were in control.....until the English moved in.
Back in the day when the English were defending Halifax against 
any possible invasion by the France, this island was used as part of it's defense.

All large ships entering the harbour have to guided by tugboats 
to get safely around George's Island. 

It has never been 'open to the public' but will be by 2014.....
as 'Parks Canada' is now responsible for it.
It has been designated a National Park.


The following photos of George's Island reflect some 'photo fun' I had with them.
These were taken on Sunday as the sun was beginning to set.




17 comments:

  1. The second shot/treatment is my favorite! Great art.

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    1. Mitchell, as you know there are unlimited possibilities when it comes to 'editing/'photoshopping' photos. I really like to change the image completely creating a whole new 'look'.

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  2. What a beautiful spot. I'm glad it will be open to the public because if something is not open, then it's exactly the kind of place I want to go. It's my unwavering curiosity about the forbidden.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I can't wait either Janie to visit this place....I've seen it all my life and look forward to seeing things from there.
      So, 'rules are made to be broken', eh? I like that!!

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  3. Do you think that being open to the public will result in big changes for the island?

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    1. Good question Debra. I am so used to seeing an empty/barren island and when it will be covered with people it will lose some of its charm and uniqueness. I am hoping they (Parks Canada) will value and preserve 'George's ' special place in our history. Time will tell.

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  4. I also like the second shot best but they are all interesting.

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    1. Thanks Alian. Has is warmed up in Victoria? Hope so!!

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  5. I hope its new status as a national park doesn't ruin its charm. I like all your creative edits.

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  6. I bet you're excited to go see it --- and take a gazillion photographs! It's always fun to visit a new place. Another adventure for you!

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    1. That we will do, Martha!! Stay posted!!

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  7. Love it! Check out my blog with the same (untouched) photo:-) What a beautiful place. We totally enjoyed our visit.

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  8. How exciting a new national park! Will one have to take a ferry or charter boat to get to the island?

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  9. It looks lovely - and what fun with a new place to visit.

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  10. Remember when we rowed Jan's boat over to the Island and they wouldn't let us disembark? My but he times have changed!
    R

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  11. How cool that George's Island will be open, Jim! I'm hoping you'll go and post some photos! :)

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Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

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