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The Colors of Lunenburg
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.
 
Counting House They call it the Lunenburg "bump". Itís not a dance, not a skin condition. Itís architecture. Lunenburg bumps buldge from the center of homes. They have no particular value, aesthetic or structural. Theyíre simply cute, and distinctive. So they continue to pop up all over town. The oldest house in town has one, and so do many of the newest in this colorful and unavoidably charming seaside town.

Donít look for a wild nightlife in Luneneburg. The busy shops close early, as do most bars. Live music is easier to find in Halifax, the Nova Scotia capital , an hour away. You can ride around the steep streets on a horse drawn carraige in which the driver stands up. You can visit a number of fine restaurants, especially Magnoliaís Grille. You may have to wiat in line, but itís worth the wait.

Filmmakers love the region. Hollywood productions like Dolores Clairborne, Simon Birch, Two if by Sea, and Weight of Water were filmed here in recent years. The film ship from Mutiny on the Bounty was built here, as was the famous Bluenose 2, symbol schooner of Nova Scotia. Thereís a fine fishing museum, lots of history to explore, some fantastic scenery, unique galleries, Victorian B&Bs and very friendly people.


Our photo tour begins with the schoolhouse at the peak of the hill. Itís ornate painting design is like none weíve seen, and sets the tone for the town. No color is too wild or vibrant. The town celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2003. One of the first British Colonies in Nova Scotiia, the village was settled by Swiss, French and German immigrants whose influence is still evident. -- JDR

ALSO READ: Our story and photo tour of Fortress Louisbourg, Nova Scotia


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All images by J. Dennis Robinson
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