Photos: Nova Scotia

Here are a few selected pics I took when I was in Nova Scotia for 2 weeks in May. (Click here to see the rest of the pics.)

These brightly painted houses were taken in Lunenburg, NS.  I love how bold they are!  The town is really cute with lots of nice little shops and places to eat. 🙂

I think the church in the pic above looks like something Tim Burton would have designed, so I had to take a pic!

What a foggy day at the beach! We were visiting Cape St. Marys and could not see the Atlantic Ocean at all. It was so eerie and mysterious, but I loved it!!! 🙂  My Dad walked along the beach (in the pic above) picking up interesting looking rocks for his collection.  Cutting rocks and gemstones are just one of his many hobbies. 🙂  The little bits of seaweed, sticks and other things that were strewn along the beach were very interesting to me (see where I get it from, haha)! They were so intricate and had strange shapes and textures. They kind of remind me of the little details in Audrey Kawasaki‘s paintings (like the Two Sisters print I own).

While I was visiting my parents, I got to see the new house they’ve been renovating.  Well, it isn’t really “new” at 144-years-old, but after they’re finished updating it, it will be practically new!  lol.  They hope to move into it in a month or two. (You can read more about their renovating adventures on my Mom’s blog.)

Two huge 100+yr old oak trees fell down in a lightning storm on my parents property earlier this year. My parents are sooo lucky that the trees fell *away* from their new house! O_o They’ve hired some people to clear away the trees, but because they are SO BIG, it takes a lot of time and money! Check out the number of rings on this cross-section, it’s just amazing!

Nova Scotia has a lot of quaint details likes these Canada Post mailboxes on a naval-esque post in Digby, NS, and a homemade squirrel swing at a children’s playground in the Acadian town of Mavillette, NS.  (I love that squirrel swing so much! haha.)

Amazing natural made formations (by cooling lava!!!) in Point Prim, NS.

Now what’s a photo post about Nova Scotia without a standard lighthouse pic? lol. ;D

Downtown Halifax looks soooo European!

This is NSCAD‘s student gallery. They had such awesome work! The art projects had such variety. There was woodworking, fabric arts, painting, digital media, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc. Every piece was really creative, you could tell that each artist put everything they had into their work. We had been going into other art galleries in Halifax that were really stuffy and snooty, so it was really refreshing to enter this student gallery with all these vibrant and creative pieces of art.

My only critique is that I was rudely told by the gallery patron to not take photos (he could have been polite but instead was pretty nasty about it). I don’t understand why I can’t take pics, because most smaller galleries allow it (every smaller gallery I’ve been in here in LA allows it). Besides, how would someone in California, Europe or Japan know about the NSCAD Student Gallery or their program without the internet? They didn’t have any flyers with prices, student names or contact info, which I thought was pretty lame. They don’t even have a spot on their website that shows off their student work! So they’re not even doing their job to promote their own students. This is where I come in, LOL. 😉 I’m using my photos of this gallery as a way to promote them whether they like it or not!!!! LOL. (I just wish I could have gotten more pics of the work there before I was scolded. >_>) Visit the NSCAD Student Gallery if you’re in Halifax, you won’t be disappointed (unless you try to take pics, lol)!

7 thoughts on “Photos: Nova Scotia

  1. K….I didn’t even notice those amazing colours of those buildings in Lunenburg. Hello!! Were we there together??
    I DO remember the rudeness of the gallery attendant in Halifax. Your points are well put and hopefully they will read this post and rethink the poor job they are doing of promoting their students and alienating visitors to the gallery.
    As usual, your photographs are beautiful.

  2. Hahaha… where were you??! 😛
    Thanks for your comment. I’ve been thinking of writing them a letter. I would hope that isn’t how they want their gallery and program to come across.
    Thanks! ♥

  3. Hi Emily,

    I’m Cynthia and I work for Nova Scotia Tourism. I came across your blog in my searches. Glad you had mostly a positive experience in Nova Scotia.

    Your pictures are really great. Very unique and interesting. I love the stairwell pics. A little spooky:)

    If you would like to, I would love it if you joined our Flickr group and shared some of your pics, especially the ones of Lunenburg. Love the colours and great angles.

    Hope you get a chance to visit again.

    Thanks for sharing,


    • Hi Cynthia, thanks for your comment on my blog! 😀 Nova Scotia is such a gorgeous province, one I am fortunate enough to discover now that my parents moved out there from Ontario. I’d love to add some of my pics to your Flickr group! 🙂

      • Saw your pics in my Flickr. Thanks so much for doing that and for your kind words about Nova Scotia. I used to live in Ottawa. Ontario is lovely as well. Hopefully, you’ll get to toggle back and forth between them. I also shared your Etsy with a coworker of mine who works in as a designer. This is her: She does custom work on Blythe dolls and she added you to her contacts on flickr. You’ve got to love Social Media where you can introduce people with same passions.

        Make sure you share more of your pics the next time y you get out to see your folks.



  4. Hi again Cynthia! 🙂 That is so cool that your coworker is into dolls too! Her customs are really nice. I’ve added her back. 🙂 I will definitely post more pics in your NS Flickr group when I have a chance to visit the east coast again. 😉

    Take care,

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