Today we planned to be in Halifax all day. It started with the drive in, since we are staying across the bay at Dartmouth – it is an eight minute drive. From there, we knew we wanted to go to some shops, but yesterday we learned that things don’t open until later in the day. To kick things off, we thought we would spend some time at the Maritime Museum of Atlantic Canada. Now, for those of you who like Museums, basically, people who are not me, then this is a goodie. And I will admit, that even I had a good time there today. It is an interesting place because they talk a lot about the different Canadian ship styles, and in particular, how a place like Halifax played a big role in the move from wind to steam. Because of Canada’s history with Britain, you know, us being their colony and the east coast being the big location for communication and supplies, this lead to some advancements and eventually the world seeing the first steam powered transatlantic ships.
The other really interesting part for me, was a birch bark canoe and the history that went with it. Generally, you go to a museum, and you see what other people have done in other countries, with other tools and resources. But this time, I saw what people can do with supplies and resources from Canada – and that is cool.
Oh, there was also a parrot there and I wanted to take him home. Arrrr matey. Since we had planned to be indoors a lot today, I only brought my 50mm prime with me, and upon seeing this beauty, I instantly wished I had a zoom. But I think I did pretty good. I need to do more staged shots with birds, specifically, parrots. Wonder if Vahida would let me get one…
Canon 7D, 1/100 of a second, F2.2, ISO 500. Today was humid, rainy, but overall good.