Sunday, July 31, 2016

Scary Graffiti

Andy | Sunday, July 31, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
Yup... that's me trying to ward off some pretty scary graffiti. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WWII Ruins

Andy | Saturday, July 30, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
There is not much left of the Chapel Point Battery Site a World War II era fortification site at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, built to guard Sydney Harbour.
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Chapel Point includes an observation post and gun batteries and several below ground fortifications. The buildings and underground fortifications are all included in the historic designation as well as the surrounding property. It is valued historically as it played a significant role in the defense of Sydney Harbour during World War II.
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The site was decommissioned in 1943 and largely dismantled in 1948. The town of Sydney Mines later purchased the site.

Unfortunately it has not been able to withstand Graffiti attacks.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Honey Bee

Andy | Friday, July 29, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.  Ray Bradbury

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Merchant Marines

Andy | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
On May 1, 2016 in The City Of Sydney, Nova Scotia  a new WWII Memorial was unveiled on the  harbour waterfront. Known as the merchant navy, these sailors risked their lives every time they boarded a supply ship and headed across the submarine infested waters of the Atlantic. The merchant ships were prime targets for German submarines. German U-boats patrolled the waters in an attempt to cut off much-needed supplies overseas. According to Veterans Affairs Canada’s website, some 12,000 men and women served in Canada’s Merchant Navy. The casualty rate was one in seven. Over 25,000 merchant ship voyages were made during the Second World War.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Flower Reflection

Andy | Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
I was surprised at how this reflection turned out.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

See Through Car

Andy | Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
This is what happens at sunset when you use a shutter speed of fifteen seconds.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Grass

Andy | Monday, July 25, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
As I post this, outside it is pouring rain with lots of thunder and lightning. but it really has been a hot dry summer.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica

Andy | Sunday, July 24, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
The history of St. Peter’s Cathedral goes back to 1834 with the opening of St. Lawrence Church located on what is now the front lawn of St. Peter’s Cathedral.  After a devastating fire and rebuild, St. Lawrence Church was re-established and by 1856 the Parish had become known as St. Peter’s. Among the cathedral's most notable features are its massive bell towers, high transepts, imposing sanctuary and fine rose window made in Innsbruck, Austria.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Waterfront Reflection

Andy | Saturday, July 23, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
It is amazing what one can do with smooth water and a tripod.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Frog

Andy | Friday, July 22, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
Hope
He was hidden but his croaking gave him away. 

I don't normally do something like this but here goes. When leaving a comment on any blog your Google identity name becomes a link. Some of these links go to your Google+ profile instead of your Blogger profile. Here's a link on how to change that. Switch Between Your Blogger And Google+ Profiles 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Four Phases Of Sunrise

Andy | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
Phase one. 
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Phase two.
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Phase three.
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Phase four.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Taking Pride In Crosswalks

Andy | Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
The rainbow flag is synonymous with the LGBTQ community and as such the municipality is showing its support by laying down the colours in some of our crosswalks, just in time for Halifax Pride 2016,

Mayor Mike Savage says the rainbow crosswalk pilot project demonstrates the Halifax Regional Municipality’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Spider Web

Andy | Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
A mixture of electrical and phone cables. I am sure the technicians can figure this out. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Peggy's Cove Village

Andy | Monday, July 18, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
Located in Nova Scotia the cove is a working fishing village. Fishermen come and go, lobster traps and fish nets can be found on the wharves and roadside, and fishing boats come and go from the local wharf.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Condo Construction #11

Andy | Friday, July 15, 2016 | | Best Blogger Tips
I have been following the hi-rise construction since day one. Yesterday this crawler mobile crane showed up. A kid on the street said it looked like a transformer.
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The condo is 19 stories high but the mobile is able to reach higher.
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Once it is no longer needed, the tower crane is dismantled section by section and removed.
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Job completed! There is still  a massive amount of work to be done on the interior.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Good Read

Andy | Thursday, July 14, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
I just finished reading this book. From 1788 until 1868, Britain did send roughly 164,000 convicts to Australia. America’s dirty little secret? The same exact thing was happening there. In fact, experts estimate that 50,000 British prisoners were shipped off to colonial America. Britain had been shipping convicts to America for decades before they started sending them to Australia. In fact, it was precisely because of America’s fight for independence that the Brits had to start sending their criminals to Australia

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Another Day, Another Adventure

Andy | Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
If you are not an early riser you may be missing out on Mother Nature's art work.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wild Lupins

Andy | Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips
In New Brunswick they grow everywhere.

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