Monday, September 25, 2006

I Had To Work In Halifax Saturday

I just love Halifax. It's a beautiful city, with tons of interesting history. I'd love to live there one day.
Peter and two of my co-workers came along to bum around the city for the day.
They went to the casino, and the Museum Of The Atlantic with the cool Titanic and Halifax explosion exhibits, while I was busting my buns.
However, we did get there early, and had time to check out Fairview cemetery, which is where a number of Titanic victims are buried.

13 Comments:

Blogger Schell said...

I have only landed in Halifax for maybe an hour or two at a time. Not long enought to do anything, but the smell of the salty air and what I can see from the airplane, I will visit there one day.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Knitting Momma said...

I love Halifax, too (snicker) and perhaps we'll meet there when we're lucky enough to live there. The Museum is v. cool. I find the explosion so interesting. If you haven't read "Burden of Desire" by Robert MacNeil, I really recommend it. It's set during and just after the explosion.

7:31 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Is he the McNeil and Leher guy? I haven't read anything by him.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Peter Gibbons said...

The smell...

Um ya, the smell of a city that still pumps their raw sewage into the harbour right on the waterfront is something.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Schell said...

I don't know maybe I hit it on a good day. The air in Atlantic Canada is different than here.

10:45 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

I thought it was Saint John that pumped raw sewage into the harbour.

11:21 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Oh my God! What have you done to my avatar?!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

oh I've always wanted to go there! I love places like that....I'm realizing that it sounds kinda morbid, but whatever...Glad to hear that you managed to have a bit of fun in your busy weekend while the boys were galavanting. :o)

11:31 AM  
Blogger Peter Gibbons said...

Nope Halifax too. The "coworkers" and I and several tourists watched in horror as the pipe spewed raw sewage right into the water.

11:34 AM  
Blogger old lady said...

I get it! You're a Jeannie! Too cute.
(I can't post on your other pics because of my hate/freakedoutness of cemetaries.)

4:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Gibbons said...

Aw, it's just a bunch of dead people trying to reach up from their graves to grab your ankles and pull you into their earthy tombs so they can dine on the flesh of the living.

No big deal.

4:33 PM  
Blogger old lady said...

Peter! You didn't tell me that you were a therapist!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Court said...

OMG that is so wild.. Thank you so much for sharing.. What really got my attention other than it was about the Titanic and all was the name of the Cemetery.. Fairview.. I grew up in a place called Fairview.. By the way thank you so much for sharing this stuff!!

8:01 PM  

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