Tuesday, July 27, 2010

cool idea


This is John Doull's Bookstore on Barrington Street. One of the spots I plan to pop into on my "Big Day Downtown" adventure. A few weeks ago I got an email asking me if I would be interested in participating in a cool promotional event for our downtown area.

A group of Halifax bloggers have been asked to spend a day exploring downtown and then write about our experiences. YES!! We'll each be given a small stipend to spend as we wish on our downtown foray. I love Halifax, and I love showing it off. I think this is a wonderful idea to highlight the forgotten and hidden gems we have. Really looking forward to reading what everybody does:)

Our downtown, the area from the waterfront to the bottom of the Citadel is in the midst of being revitalized. It has had it's ups and downs as often happens in the center of cities and it is now in the early stages of an upswing! Hooray.

Tonight is the launch party for this event and I am excited to meet the other bloggers and get the details for our mission:) I'm feeling like a secret agent. Speaking of which, I saw Inception last night. What an interesting film. Loved the idea of all the layers and going "deeper" and "deeper". Evidently.....according to a rumour, Ellen Page who lives here, brought Leonardo for a quick visit while filming that movie. He loved it and was delighted that nobody bothered him. Could just be hearsay but.......I'd like to think it's true.

10 comments:

Tvor said...

Check out the clothes and accessories in Hilltribe just across from St. Paul's. Great little shop!

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

I'm excited to meet everyone, particularly the other bloggers ;)

This is such a great idea. With so many people participating, it's truly going to showcase all that our beautiful downtown has to offer!

I can't wait to hear what everyone has planned for their big day!

Tess said...

Wow, this place looks wonderful for a long stroll in warm but not hot temps I hope.... It's always fun to see new places through the "eye" of others. I do hope you will take lots of pictures to accompany the article you will write.
Tess

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love downtown Halifax! Looking forward to your report, Secret Agent Gal!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love downtown Halifax! When I lived in the Metro area, things were still hopping there. So glad to hear about it's revitalization.

Wish someone had contacted me about this. I'd be more than happy to spread a little stipend around Barrington Street!

Angie All The Way said...

It truly is such a great idea! Wish I could be there with everyone - maybe next time for Phase 2?!

The Words Crafter said...

Oh, I love all the buildings and that bookstore looks like a dream come true! What a neat idea! I hope you have lots of fun and meet interesting people...keep us posted!

lynnekovan.com said...

Love the idea of the Halifax bloggers. I can't wait to get over there from the UK when I retire. It looks like a beautiful city. I was born near there and have vague memories of it. A long time ago! Lovely shots.

Marilyn said...

what a great project...and what a beautiful city. look forward to reading about some of your fave downtown spots.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everyone always tells me I should write a book about places I visit in NYC. Perhaps this would be a good idea for you and the other bloggers, Shelagh ..write an insider's tour book about Halifax!

I saw INCEPTION and loved it! The special effects were so interesting.
I didn't know Ellen Page lived in Halifax!