Old Town Doors

Lunenburg sure packs a lot of architecture into a small space. Here are just a few of my favourites from one block:

Love everything about this house! The lines, the dormers, the colour … and those doors!!

A red door, though! Gets me every time.

And a garden door …

Big enough to say “door”, but small enough to be inviting. The slate stone step is perfection!

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.



A gentle group of tourists on a walking tour of Downtown Halifax gather infront of a spotlight. 

The effect is spooky!  

Conjures up thoughts of all the souls who have passed through the doors of this, the oldest building in Halifax and the oldest Protestant church in Canada. St Paul’s Anglican Church held its first service on September 2, 1750 – just one year after Halifax’s founding.  The plans were based on St. Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London which was designed in 1722 by James Gibbs, a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren.  Over two and a half centuries later, the original wooden structure remains as sound as the day it was built.

WPC – transmogrify


Here, in Sint Michiel, Curaçao, a great monster piece of oil industry equipment basks in the sun alongside some dainty pleasure craft ….. And if you look closely, a swimmer.   

Sint Michiel is a pretty little fishing village on the island’s west coast.  This thing looked shockingly out of place. To me. Perhaps it looks perfectly normal to the folks who live there. 

I snapped this pic with my iPhone, from the car … last April. 

WPC – opposites

Weathered Door

An uncharacteristically warm early Spring day calls us outside like nothing else.  On this day I met with a friend for a nice long walk in Feltzen South – a charming hamlet in Lunenburg Bay.

When I stopped to take this photo, my friend commented, “I wonder if that door will even open anymore?” We didn’t try to find out.  I suspect that if we had, we’d have had a bit of trouble getting it to close again.  And in a weathered building like this, it might be best to keep the stories inside.


I’m a huge fan of board and batten siding.



This is linked with Norm’s Thursday Doors….

Life Imitates Art ….

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life” – Oscar Wilde

These photos were taken in the European Art section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC last year.  I’m afraid I don’t know the titles of the originals. I didn’t wish to get between the piece and the artist to read the tags – and I’m not smart enough to know them otherwise.

I was absolutely taken with the process of reproduction as I’d never seen it done before.  Being nosey, I was able to speak a little bit with the artists to get permission to take these iPhone photos.  The artist responsible for the second painting was happy for me to take a photo, but she didn’t want to be included.  

Back to Oscar Wilde.  If you are looking for a witty quote, he’s your man.  I sometimes read them for pure enjoyment. But that always leads to reflection. I haven’t struck one yet that doesn’t completely resonate.  With that in mind, here’s another quote of his …. to close this post:

“No great artist sees things as they really are.  If he did, he would cease to be an artist” – Oscar Wilde

WPC – Life Imitates Art

In Motion….

“Let others play at other things, the king of games is still the game of kings” – verse on stone tablet, Gilgit, Pakistan


Another photo from our visit to Barbados in 2014.  While touring around, we happened on a polo match in play.  Hopping out of the car and we stood with the other spectators to watch for a while.

It was fascinating – both the game and the interaction of the fans.  My boys were keen to try to figure out the game, whereas I found it a very cool place to people watch.  The spectators set up their folding camp chairs and coolers along the field line, just as I would do at one of my kids’ soccer games.  The difference was, these folks were sipping champagne from glass flutes.

It is certainly a game in motion.  When those ponies (horses?) came thundering by you knew it. According to the rules of the game, there are four players on a team.  Numbers 1-2 are traditionally attacking, 3 is mid-field and 4 is Defense.  However, as the sport is so fluid there are no definite positions.  That fact kind of tells you all you need to know.  Fast-paced and thundering.

It was a brilliant experience!!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion