Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Finds

Starts with  T
Black and White

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!!!

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.
We'll be criss-crossing across the country, from the Atlantic coast of the Maritime provinces of Nova Scota, New Brunswick and PEI to Ontario then to Alberta back to Ontario and into Quebec and then way out west to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. We also stop in Manitoba, Saskatchewan. We covered 9 of the 10 provinces.

Starts with T

Truro Nova Scotia

The area has been home to the Mi'kmaq people for several centuries. The Mi'kmaq name for the Truro area, "Wagobagitik" means "end of the water's flow". Mi'kmaq people continue to live in the area at the Millbrook and Truro reserves of the Millbrook – We’kopekwitk band.
Acadian settlers came to this area in the early 1700s. The Mi'kmaq name for the Truro area was shortened by the settlers to "Cobequid", and the bay to the west of the town is still named Cobequid Bay. By 1727, the settlers had established a small village near the present downtown site of Truro known as "Vil Bois Brule" (Village in the burnt wood). Many Acadians in this region left in the Acadian Exodus which preceded the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. In 1761, the British settled the area with Presbyterians of predominantly Ulster Scottish origin who came from Ireland via New England. They named the new settlement after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Glooscap, an Abenaki word for “man from nothing” was the first human, created out of a bolt of lightning in the sand, and remains a great figure that appear in many of the Mi’kmaq myths.

 The statue was built to be 40 feet tall to represent the tides in the Bay of Fundy. There is a garden around the courtyard where berries and medicinal herbs are grown to supply the Millbrook First Nation. All of the trees and plants are edible and were part of the traditional diet of the Mi’kmaq.

I was just challenged to a 7 day black and white photo challenge so I had several.

Toronto Royal York Hotel Front St. August 2017


Toronto King St. W August 2017


  1. No idea which room we had in the Royal York Hotel. The external was under renovation and we had black plastic outside our window. Was quite grand though.

  2. ...a wonderful history lesson today!

  3. Our bucket list has more of Halifax than we've seen so far. Truro is about a 2 hour 40 minute drive one way, much to long for a cruise ship stop. But it looks sooo nice. I too liked the statue, but really everything you showed. This time we just walked ALL around Halifax and before we went over to Peggy's Cove. In New Brunel's we had a four hour 'city bus' ride visiting in and around St. John, that was nice also.
    We met several Toronto folk on our cruises, they to a one lamented the super high real estate prices as of late. Worse than even California.

    1. Yes, Jim, and our real estate prices just keep climbing!
      The Maritimes are fabulous to visit.

  4. Love that statue but that is a brilliant enter for the paper. Have a lovely weekend.

  5. I lived in Truro from 1993 to 1996 while attending the NS Agricultural College, now the Faculty of Agriculture for Dalhousie University. I enjoyed living there - I think it gave me my first "rural" experience and that stuck with me, which probably explains why I have sheep now.


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