I have lived in Halifax for just about two years.
In the beginning, I found the new space disorienting. While I had visited the city many times before, navigating between bars and restaurants did not prepare me for actually living here. I acclimatized, as people do, and started to see the city in a comfortable new light. However, I do worry that, in this comfort, I have started to ignore the fascinating elements of built Halifax and its communities. And it seems there are plenty.
Earlier this week, I took the opportunity to go for a hike. It’s not something I do often, but I plan on changing that. In part, because of this:
A friend remarked that it looked “Lex Luthoran” and I couldn’t agree more. Based on my limited research, it seems like this mansion is well known. It being at the head of a popular trail, that does not surprise me. But it is new to me and there is nothing I like more than discovering hilarious and bombastic architecture. It helps when the experience includes crashing waves, granite rock climbing and the best WWII era fort in the region.
Whether you’re exploring at home or abroad, I can’t recommend these two blogs enough.
“Spacing Atlantic examines the state of public spaces, transit, cycling, city hall, community development, urban design, green spaces, infrastructure, public art and countless other themes that continue to play a role in shaping our cities.” Spacing Atlantic
Scouting NY details the day-to-day explorations of a location scout working in New York City and surrounding areas.