I love our little neighbourhood. And, I love that we have fond memories of Christmas from the last time we lived in Halifax. We're excited for the holidays. We used to not be so excited until we realized that this is our last little break before springtime. Bring on winter, I say. Deck the halls!
The new library in Halifax opened up yesterday.
We decided to brave the crowds and wander the 5 floors of this stunning landmark building. It's basically an architect's dreamland full of jagged edges, white on white, vibrant colours, pastel furnishings, glass, and razor sharp modernity...
We've had a beautiful sunny interval that lasted most of yesterday. I was able to go outside and enjoy the warm glow of the sun. Today the fog made everything look so stark & sullen. The new library is ready to open tomorrow and there are only a few weeks left of this year. I have to say that is has been quite an eventful one for us and I hope to wrap it up in the next few posts. Photos don't do justice how amazing a flock of starlings is on Citadel Hill.
Looking back over all of the years that we have lived in Atlantic Canada there was never any snow on the ground on December 10th. I always get lulled into the idea that the snow will never come and it will be wet like Vancouver all winter long. And then it comes & takes us by surprise... and keeps coming. Regardless, there is so much beauty in all of the gloom on days like today when Nor'Easters lash the rain on your windows.
Well it's hard to imagine that 97 years ago everything around us was in ruins. Most of this city was utterly destroyed and so many inhabitants violently killed by an accident, a freak accident. Every single person that lived here then was somehow affected by this tragedy. It's amazing how time can smooth it all over and only leave a few permanent scars.