For most of my childhood, up till I was 17,
I lived in a neighbourhood in the North End of Halifax.
Back then it was mainly a working-class area of the city
and it had everything one would ever need at that time back in the 50's and 60's.
The neighbourhood drug store/pharmacy, dry cleaners, two grocery stores, a meat market,
laundromat....what more would one want?!
Today, this commercial part of the community has been of course brought up to date
with a few trendy and appetizing shops.
We are in this area quite a bit....as 'our' coffee shop is also here.
So yesterday I decided to go 'window shopping/photographing'
as Ron and Sophie were content to sit on a bench
in a small park across the street.
These shops on Young Street run for a block down one side of the street.
I grew up one block away towards the harbour.
I have mentioned this area before.....the Hydrostone (click).
Every building/house in this area, it runs for about 10 streets,
is made from hydrostone/special cinderblocks and they were all built
after the Halifax Explosion in 1917.
Oh yes, a substantial portion of the cost for rebuilding this area
was paid for by the city of Boston (click) and the state of Massachusetts.
It has become a very trendy part of the city now
and I am happy it still has its old charm with all these unique buildings.