Monday, September 27, 2010
Just happened to look up and admire him! His statue reminds me of Victor Noir's tomb effigy which I saw in Paris. A bit of a surprise.
I was at Word on the Street yesterday in Victoria Park. Lots of books and publishers and talks and events. Spent time in the "pitchers" tent. There were sessions for people to pitch the publisher ideas for books. I was interested in the children's session. I have an idea I have been working on, but at the last minute ran out of courage and did not step up to the microphone. It was really interesting to hear people's outlines and story ideas. I' guess I am more of a "one on one" kind of gal. I then crossed the street to take a stroll in the Halifax Public Gardens. Open since 1867.
It is a comfortable wee jewel of a park.
This time of year the gardens are winding down. In the summer they have concerts in this band stand every week.
Lovely statues and some grand fountains here, as well as a large pond for ducks. The resident swans have their own small pond too. Looks like a seagull has decided to try its hand at being a hat.
It was so relaxing to stroll about and admire the autumn flowers. Each time I visit I tell myself I should pop in more often! Right in the heart of the city. We are so lucky.
Also....if you haven't seen them yet, here are my calendars!
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