Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by JNB, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Some pedestrian snaps of Lunenburg, but I thought a glimpse of this World Heritage site might be of interest to some. Established in 1753 by the British as a colonial town for over 1,400 Protestant German, Swiss and Montbéliardian French colonists, Lunenburg is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Lunenburg is the home of the famous 'Bluenose', a frequent stop for Tall Ships tours, and host of many yearly events such as the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, the Wooden Boat Festival, dory racing, and more.

    Dockside, with Tall Ships

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    The Lunenburg Academy

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    St. John's Anglican Church

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    A couple of the less ornate houses in town

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  2. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    The Lunenburg Bump. Architecturally this is an enlarged dormer extended out over the eaves, either five-sided or rectangular. Most are situated in the centre of the front façade over the entrance, which may be in an attached storm porch. Decorative elements include complex dormer roofs (from bellcast to triple-tiered varieties),
    bracketry, panelling and fretwork, gablets on the dormers, cornices and window ornamentation.

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  3. JNB

    JNB Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    The Boscawen Inn

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    During the Wooden Boat Festival

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    On the Wharf Stage, during the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

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    The Ironworks Distillery is housed in the old blacksmith shop

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    The Dory Shop

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    Dockside, with visiting Tall Ships

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    Rigging Acrobatics

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    A morning view from the Boscawen Inn

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  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Absolutely beautiful! I love the architectural information. Thanks!
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  5. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I've only been to Lunenberg once, in 2004. It was wonderful. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. I really have to go back. See Nova Scotia before you die! Thanks, John.
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