Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Finds

Starts with A
The first will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second and third will be different each time.
Hosted by Friday Finds and this is V4 or round 4!!!

Also playing along at ABC Wednesday

A-Z Guidebook is also travelling its way around the world and runs from the 15th to the 22nd of each month

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.

This week's letter is

Antigonish (Scottish Gaelic: Am Baile Mòr, pronounced [am palə muːɾ]) is a town in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada. The town is home to St. Francis Xavier University and the oldest continuous Highland games outside Scotland. It is approximately 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of Halifax, the provincial capital.

The elm tree in front of St. James church has been a fixture on Main Street, virtually since the laying out of the town of Antigonish. For the majestic spread of its branches, it acted as the focal point for all vistas on Main St. Unfortunately, when it succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease and became a hazard to passersby, it had to be taken down. The magnificent stump was carved into the original Lion and the Lamb. Thus even in death, the tree still functioned in the public space. Sadly, the roots continued to absorb water, and eventually the statue rotted.

Several members of the congregation regretted the necessity of removing the old statue and took steps to see what could be done to restore it or reproduce it. The second Lion and the Lamb was once again made of elm wood from Pictou County. The wood was treated with a preservative, was carved so that the grain was vertical for better drainage. The statue was elevated on a concrete plinth. It was able to withstand the elements for a greater length of time than the original statue did, but not nearly the length of time of the old tree, which was almost 200 years old when it was taken down.

SUNSET we may live in a large city on the 27th floor but we have no shortage of sunsets as we face north west and there are no tall buildings in our way.

INSIDE comfortable seating inside the QRC, architects incorporated the more than 100-year-old Weston factory - the original 134 Richmond - into a 17-storey tower.


  1. The lion and lamb are quite a sight!

  2. ...Jackie, a nice bundle of images here!

  3. Interesting pictures from Antigonish - it's not that far from me but I haven't been there in many years so it was lovely to see the images from the town, and to read about the sculpture. The sunset is glorious, as are all your sunset shots. As you will see if you visit my blog, sunsets are much more difficult for me to capture!

  4. How fortunate you are to be able to see wonderful sunsets like this from your apartment. Have a wonderful weekend

  5. That sunset is amazing! Love the interesting information about the tree and statues. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Have a great rest of the week!

  6. What a lovely idea to choose a theme for this round ... looking forward to the other places you will introduce because I will know none of them

    Thank you for your first entry in the new home of ABC!

    Have a splendid and ♥-warming ABC-day / -week
    Melody (team abcw)

  7. Happy sesquicentennial, Canada!

  8. I love that lion and lamb statue. Beautiful!

    That is an awesome sunset capture. I love the colors.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  9. After Hurricane Ike in 2011 took down trees in Galveston a lot of them were transformed into statues. I'm not sure how they've held up over the years, but it sure was fun riding around and looking at all of them. I guess nothing last forever. Was that done with a chain saw?


This blog does not allow anonymous comments.