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Sydney to Halifax, June 14, 2012

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Our day ashore was beautiful.  The temperature was rather hot, but we survived.  We spent two and a half hours walking around this diverse town.  There were many old buildings mixed in with modern architecture. 

Starbucks was our first stop.  Then we headed to the park.  The Halifax Public Gardens opened to the public in 1875.  The park united the 1837 Horticultural Society’s garden with the adjacent civic garden created in 1867. It’s one of the rare surviving Victorian gardens in Canada. I enjoyed photographing many flowers and the park landscape.

Beautiful petunias.  
This bridge, in the park, was built in 1911.
Continuing on through town we came to the Citadel.  We didn’t pay to take the tour, but walked up the hill to take in the view.  I snapped this picture of the guard.  I think he was sleeping.  😉  Really, though, he was standing in the very hot sun in full dress and wearing that HOT looking hat.  I died just looking at him.
From there we found our way back down to the waterfront.  To cool off, we walked through an indoor mall.  It was called a mall, but was quite lacking as such.  Street musicians have been abundant on our visit to each Canadian city.  Today was no exception. It was a fun day.
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Author: Cindy

Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, artist.

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