Disposable Camera Tour
The Colors of Lunenburg
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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. --
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All images by J. Dennis Robinson
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