Parking Garages: grim afterthought?

Parking garages have been disturbing my peaceful disposition for the last little while. The problem is, the Province announced they were going to drop a big garage on the Halifax Common and then, like a bad date, they stopped communicating. Nada. Nothing but a crummy snapshot. So to get over the disappointment of being ghosted… Read More

Why do they hate us? Part 2

The day after the Legislature finished its fall sitting, the government suddenly announced they had approved $29.5 million (let's call it $30 million) to build another parking garage on the Halifax Common. The new structure would provide 900 parking spaces and address one of the major agonies of people visiting the QEII Health Sciences Centre.… Read More

Dreamery, Deanery, in the Greenery

Out in the country greenery, you'll find little treasures, in the scenery. We got off the main roads and found this perfect pair: a Dreamery and The Deanery. Mable Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery Last August we spent a couple of days with friends at their cottage on the Northumberland Strait. One day, when out… Read More

Some Windsor Favourites

Recently we spent an overnight in Windsor, Nova Scotia. When we arrived, the grey afternoon was quickly turning dark, but there was time to get in a tiny bit of noticing. Windsor Wear The forlorn Windsor Wear building was our first stop. A few years ago there was much hope it would receive a new… Read More

A New Broom

Recently I bought a new kitchen broom and it makes me very happy. Feathered bristles caress corners and entice dust of ages out into the open to meet the, also new and efficacious, dustpan. To celebrate my favourite tool of the moment, here are some broom-related photos I've taken over the years, because this is… Read More

Take the stairs

Stairs are everywhere, but some stairs are more notice-worthy than others. Here are some staircases that made me stop and smile, or scratch my head. At the West End Mall, in Halifax, a remarkable staircase connects one parking lot to another parking lot. Not a good sign that there are mirrors so you can see… Read More


I was excited to notice that Nocturne, the annual arts festival in the streets of Halifax/Dartmouth, selected scaffolding as their muse this year. The curator, Tori Fleming says: Often, the structures designed to temporarily hold up the active assembly and disassembly of our infrastructure create a new version of our city - adding detours to… Read More