Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sunday morning in my neighbourhood.

I'm just photo crazed today. I went for a walk this morning and took some photos in my neighbourhood. I've got about 50 minutes before I have to leave for work (I KNOW, working on a Sunday. Ew.).

As I walked around my neighbourhood this morning, I thought about all of you who live in big cities (compared to my home town, Halifax and the rest of HRM is a big city, but it's not THAT big - I still run into people I know on the street). I'm an incredibly fortunate person to be able to enjoy such a nice neighbourhood. But please, feel free to come back in February when I'm bitching about the amount of snow I have to shovel, and remind me about this post, K?

I took this photo from the top of the Dartmouth Commons, a lovely park, just about 500 yards from my front door. This is the Halifax waterfront. The photo quality isn't the best (hello, 2.0megapixels, shockin' I tell ya, it's shockin'), but it's pretty. Moe lives over there... somewhere.

This is a little flower bed at the edge of the Dartmouth Commons. The flowers were catching the sunlight this morning. It reminds me of The Secret Garden (one of my all time favorite books).

These are my neighbour's grapes.

They grow on the fence at the back of my yard. My dog (who is now in doggy heaven) used to jump up on the stone wall at the back of our yard and eat these grapes when they fell off the vines. He would come inside smelling like fermented grapes.

This is where Andrew and I went for "breakfast" yesterday.

Ang? If you still lived here, this is where we would go instead of that expensive place we used to visit. It's Starr's Bakery and Cafe on Portland street in Dartmouth. They make great lattes and sticky buns. YUM! They would definitely love Minou in there.

And Finally, this is for Cassie

It isn't so much that the door is orange, but that the entire front of the building is orange with those great round windows. I cut off a "Sun" on the sign. It's actually the Sun Sun Cafe.

That's all. Gotta run. Have a great day everyone.


  1. What a fantastic (and odd!) storefront. I'm envious of your beautiful city, although there are parts of mine that are great, there are far larger parts that are ugly.

    And yes, we'll remind you when you start complaining about shoveling. ;-)

  2. Anonymous8:16 p.m.

    yay pictures! I need some more pictures, like, um, soon. I should totally steal your idea. I *heart* my neighbourhood.

    Oh, from your pic from across the harbour...I live WAY to the left. Look for the big green hill where the halifax explosion memorial is. If you jump over that hill, there's me.

  3. I am so with you on being mail impaired. I cannot make myself go to the post office. I too would like to join a secret pal thingy, but I would end up being the looser who was a bad secret pal.

    I am going to the Halifax/Dartmouth area tomorrow with my mom. Where is the yarn store in Dartmouth i've been hearing about? I might be able to get to it. When do they close?

    Do you know if there are any Vietnamese restarants around anywhere? I have been searching for years everytime I'm in the city, but they are always either closed or out of business.

    I used to live in Dartmouth when my husband was in school, it was the first place we lived afterwe got married.


  4. you've been busy holy smokes...

  5. Anonymous1:10 p.m.

    oh, now wait. NOT left, RIGHT. I live to the right (north). Only the "quality" live to the left (south).