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Friday, August 31, 2012

Lunenburg ~ Nova Scotia ~ What Can I Say

If you ever visit Nova Scotia, try to spend a day at Lunenburg. This quaint, beautifully kept heritage town was established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and France. Many of the settlers were enticed to come to Nova Scotia by being offered freedom of religion - there are five rather large churches in this small town, one of them being the oldest Lutheran church in Canada and there is also a larger beautiful St. John's Anglican church built by the British .

St. John's Anglican Church ~ Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Lunenburg prides itself on its many historic churches — St. John's Anglican (built 1754), Zion Evangelical Lutheran (1890-91), St. Norbert's Roman Catholic (ca.1840), Central United, formerly Methodist (1883-85) and St. Andrew's Presbyterian (1828).

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church ~ Central Untied Church ~ St.'s Roman Catholic Church
All the beautiful Historic and really great homes.... These homes were painted in such vivid colors and designs with each one having it's own great personality ~ Here are just 8 of the many

Historic Homes from the late 1700's to the early 1800's
The fabulous waterfront..... was charming and full of energy!

Also the world renowned Bluenose II  Sailing Vessel is located here in Lunenburg ~ Bluenose II is a replica of the fishing schooner Bluenose which was built in 1963 as a promotional yacht for Oland Brewery and became Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador in 1971. It is being refurbished and should be ready soon to sail the seas once again.

The Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963. A celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. The name "bluenose" originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.  The Bluenose sank on a reef  off the coast of Haiti in 1946.

Bluenose II being renovated and will soon be sailing once again
Last but not least the sweet historic walk down the main street along the wharf ~ with all the colorful historic buildings ~  gift shops and many good restaurants to choose from ~ there were also horse and buggy rides and buildings to explore.  What a fun town...

Lunenburg is right up there as one of our favorite towns to visit in Canada ~ with it's historic buildings and the color explosion throughout the town and unique architecture... It definitely should be put on your BUCKET list if you haven't been here.

Have Fun & Travel Safe


Stacey said...

Donna, I've been to Nova Scotia but never Lunenburg. It looks wonderful!

Karen and Al said...

What a pretty and colorful town.

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Jerry and Suzy said...

Now you've done it! Suzy is salivating, and I have to grab a couple of beach towels to clean her up! Nova Scotia has long been her dream place to visit. Still can't happen until at least 2015 unless we chuck everything (surgeries scheduled, commitments to this park, etc.) but it is definitely out there with a strong magnetic pull., Thanks for this visit to Lunenberg!

Sue and Doug said...

great tour once again!..the churches look beautiful against that perwinkle blue sky!

Elaine said...

yeah your catching up on the blog...I just dumped it all into one big one from August 4th to now..lol you are move organized than me....have a super long weekend sissergurl....

The BooneDocks said...

If you are in Bangor and happen to like craft beer, try Geaghan's next door to the casino. They brew GREAT beer there and have a good pub menu.

harriet said...

I can't wait!This sure makes me eager to start our trip. This is certainly on our bucket list. We leave in May heading up the east coast!Great pics

Bob and Jo said...

Wow, what an incredible town


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