If you continue walking north on Charlotte Street you’ll come across a beautiful, charming Bank of Montreal building topped with a gorgeous aged copper dome (picture coming this Fun Photo Friday). That means you’re at Dorchester Street, so cross to the other side of Dorchester and start heading east.
Just one street over turn left onto George Street and start heading northward again. This will take you into some very interesting residential areas, and after a short stroll you’ll find yourself standing before the Sacred Heart Parish Church. Make sure you step inside for a visual (and photographic) treat.
From here we made a left onto Nepean Street followed by another right back onto Charlotte. If you go up Charlotte almost to the end you’ll come across a charming little woodworking studio with some really beautiful works of art decorating the outside. This is the Ramsey Signs and Ramsey Woodcarving studio, and Mr. Ramsey lives right across the street. He’s a nice, talkative chap who will enthrall you with tales of his work, but be prepared for a bit of a shock when he explains how much he charges for his sign. In case you’re wondering if his work is worth the price, he selects only the best paint. Indeed the sign below has been hanging outdoors for over two decades. And, yes, that’s its original, unretouched paint in all its vivid, durable glory. Pretty impressive for so harsh and wet a climate as this.
Today’s photo gallery:
- Maritime provinces: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritimes
- Nova Scotia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Scotia
- Cape Breton Island: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island
- Strait of Canso: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Canso
- Sydney: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney,_Nova_Scotia
- Céilidh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9ilidh