Lunenburg Winter 2015

15 02 2015

We didn’t have a white Christmas here at Lunenburg, but we’ve seen nothing but the white stuff since the New Year.

Backharbour2The Back Harbour is usually frozen over in the winter, but it seems even more so this year, with the covering of snow on top of the ice.

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It’s difficult to see what is land and what is sea, although you can clearly see the ocean in the background.

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The Polar Prince icebreaker, sits in the ice.

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I have never seen the front harbour frozen like this, since we came here in 2007!

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Hopefully the Blue Nose will sail this summer.

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It doesn’t look as if the lobster boats are going to get to their traps any time soon.

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Some views of the town from the golf course road.

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The famous Fisheries Museum.

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And a different view of the Blue Nose.

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The snow around the town is loaded onto lorries and cleared away, but there are still some big heaps.

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Another

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Every roof and window is like this, I just thought this was pretty.

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More snow heaped at the roadside at St. John’s Church.

Today is another snowy, stormy day, with several more snow days forecast for this week. I really love winter and snow, but it’s so cold that there’s not much we can do outside. It’s even too cold to go skiing!

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Concert of 100 Candles

7 12 2008

Last night we went to our second concert at St John’s Anglican Church since coming to Lunenburg. The last one was an excellent Baroque Concert with the Symphony Nova Scotia playing Vivaldi, Albinoni, Handel and Bach. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and thought we were truly lucky, not just to listen to such a fine performance but to sit in the spectacular setting of this very fine Church in Lunenburg.

My photo of St. John's

My photo of St. John's

In 2001 a catastrophe hit this church, when it was destroyed by fire on Halloween. A Restoration Committee was set up and amazingly the church has now been restored to its original glory. You can see the history of the church and its restoration at this site.

http://www.stjohnslunenburg.org/restoration/index.html You can even see the sad photos of the fire.

Last night’s performance was by the Sanctuary Trio, with Peter Togni on the pipe organ, Jeff Reilly playing the bass clarinet,Christoph Both on the cello and the Peter Togni Singers. They played some music that was recognizable, such as ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, but many pieces were their own compositions. Jeff Reilly’s playing was haunting in this setting, Christoph Both used the bow and his fingers to produce sounds I’ve never heard on a cello and Peter Togni is a master of the pipe organ. You can find out more about them at

http://www.sanctuarymusic.ca/index.php

I am no music student but this was an amazing experience . I see that the Sanctuary Trio have produced CD’s, so I might treat myself for Christmas.

We look forward to the next concert with Sanctuary.