Valentine’s Day is an occasion to give a loved one diamonds. I’m almost sure that’s a thing. The real rocks are expensive but if you look around there are all sorts of diamonds waiting to be noticed and acknowledged.
Admire this solitaire in a beautiful setting over a window on Barrington Street in Halifax. Or these strings of diamonds once under a veranda in Windsor.
You get the idea. Diamond shapes are all over the place once you start looking. Actually many diamonds in this collection are just squares turned sideways, like the window in a fish shed door on Digby Neck.
A sweet little house in Yarmouth has a necklace of diamonds around its veranda.
Diamond porch windows in a setting of diamond-topped fence pickets.
Also on a fish shed were these asphalt shingles, making a grid of diamonds.
This diamond pattern glass was in the Anglican Church hall in Annapolis Royal.
From the 1960s some ingenious concrete blocks on the side wall of an architect’s office on College Street in Halifax.
We know that diamonds are strong, as demonstrated by this structural wall on the dining building at the Ross Creek Arts Centre.
Cut-outs in shutters are a special treat to watch for so I was particularly happy to find these little settings in the west end of Halifax.
Diamonds last for ever so it’s appropriate to end with this little band on the base of a tombstone in SW Nova Scotia.