Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

30 03 2014

The  Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is a brand new recreation facility in Bridgewater.

The architects were Diamond and Schmitt  in partnership with Lydon Lynch.

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The glass and wood make a light entrance.

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There was a hockey game going on in the arena, which has seating for 1,200.

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The swimming pool isn’t yet open, but hopefully that will be very soon. There is a 25 metre competitive pool and a therapeutic pool.

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The library isn’t huge, but the staff were very helpful and tried to find what we were looking for – even if it was at the other side of the province.

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There are great views from the huge picture windows.

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I presume the tie bars in the roof are to stabilise the structure.

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Outside there is a very fancy bike shed.

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I am a fan of modern architecture and love buildings that are built for today. I think I will enjoy this centre.

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Digby Pines Resort

16 07 2011

As I said last week, Jeff and I went to Digby Pines for a couple of nights to celebrate our anniversary.

The Pines first opened in 1905 as a large wooden hotel. It was used in World War I as quarters for army officers. After the war, its new owners, the Canadian Pacific Railway,  replaced the original wooden hotel with the present building which opened on June 24, 1929.

In 1957, the Pines was purchased by the Government of Nova Scotia.

There is a swimming pool, tennis courts, croquet lawn and golf course.

Our package included a round of golf.

Jeff was hoping he could still play like he did when he was 18 years old.

There were some really interesting holes.

With lovely bridges across gullies.

And welcoming shelters.

Jeff’s putting was still great.

Luckily, we didn’t need to search for any balls in this wood..