Monday, August 9, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Touches of Nova Scotia Part I

This week's Ruby Tuesday submission is a series of photos I took at a very unique little Nova Scotia museum: The Charles MacDonald Concrete Museum in Centreville, Nova Scotia. While vacationing in beautiful Nova Scotia, we became interested in aspects of its history and people. Charles MacDonald, a deceased folk hero in the area, left a legacy of creativity, adventure and good deeds. Drawn to it, I've tried to preserve our interest through photographs and conversations with people we met along the way.  One such person was Fred MacDonald, Charles' nephew, who with other volunteers has tried to keep the legend of Charlie MacDonald alive. 

In subsequent posts, you may notice the blue cottage, which my daughter Supergirl Two calls "the candy cottage". That is one of four remaining concrete cottage built by MacDonald during the great depression to keep the workers of his concrete business employed. The results are essentially Canadian heritage properties now.
 

A view of the back of the museum. The other three, obviously, are of relics in the interior, which is essentially one room - the parlor.







 Next week's Party II of Touches of Nova Scotia will feature ruby reds of the more nautical type.
 I hope you'll come back!

Have a fantastic week and see you then!

hosted by Mary at Work of the Poet

23 comments:

  1. oh that's where you've been......




    Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

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  2. Just to let folks know that for some reason, comments aren't posting to my blog. Please leave one anyway, as I get to read them in email but blogger is not publishing them. Anyone else having this problem?

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  3. P.S. My own comment just published fine, obviously! Oh, blogger headache coming on!

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  4. Looks like a great place to spend a holiday.

    I've had that problem too but the comments turn up eventually

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  5. Beuatiful and fascinating photos! That museum must have been a great place to wander with such intriguing items to photograph! And love the touches of red everywhere, especially in the last photo!

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  6. You have an account which demands permitting third part cookies.
    Let's hope that is your problem and see if my answer will reach you.

    The MacDonald history was so very interesting.
    How he was taking care of his workers. How very unlike the way companies are acting today. Closing down or flagging out as soon as the profits are sinking.

    I admire the semi (?) native art. Great.
    Having one daughter is top of the world to me.
    Four must be even better.

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  7. Those are beautiful pieces. Happy Tuesday!
    Red Fireworks

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  8. An interesting post Gina..you might want to consider changing your Blogger comment settings from the default "embedded" to "pop-up" as it is hard for some people, including me to get the embedded to show up properly..I have to switch browsers.....Michelle

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  9. Michelle: no one's ever said anything about the comments box, so I'm assuming it's not a problem for the people I'm made friends here through the blog and who comment all the time. Thanks. :-)

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  10. Wonderful pics my friend.

    Yup, I often have this prob with blogger, it does right itself tho.

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  11. I love the red mushroom with the yellow house - quite whimsical!
    The deer looks like it has had to be repaired but I like the folk artsy look of it.
    The other art pieces are quite unique.
    Lovely post!

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  12. Hello Sphinx! It's been a long time! Love the yellow paint on the outside of this museum - let's you know there's happy things inside! All of the touches of red are perfect for your Ruby Tuesday! We were hanging over @ your gardening blog....gorgeous!!! What fun to see such beautiful pictures of flowers!! Have a great week!

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  13. Hey, you Summer Kitchen Girl! Good to get your comment! It has been a long time! Too many excellent blogs and not enough time, right? :-)
    Hugz

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  14. Gemma, Felisol and Mac - as always I appreciate your comments so much. Life is getting me down a bit and I haven't felt up to snuff getting to all the blogs but I've just gotten a surge of inspiration from you all! Thank you.

    Most affectionately,
    Gina

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  15. And Carletta - I wish I could take photos like you! There a lot of great photographers out there who could be pros, given half-a-chance and yet I don't always love the photos consistently (I feel that way about my own and I'm NOT a great photographer!) but your photos always do the thing for me. Beautiful.

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  16. What an interesting find! Thanks for sharing with us. Sounds like you had a great visit to Nova Scotia!

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  17. I am such a huge fan of art, I have to say I love your header pic. It is such a great piece of art. I see it weekly, and just love the look of it

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  18. I love the cottage. The tile floor is fantastic! The art. All good. I want to go there so bad. Next Summer for sure. Good stuff.

    Peace.

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  19. Hi Sphinx, not having the problem...
    Love the unusual museum and your ruby posts! :)

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  20. Hi everyone. I'm having computer issues, and they are adding to stress-level on-line and in life!

    I feel a bit like Munch's The Scream, but with a few extra middle-aged pounds! :-D

    Will try now and again to read your blogs but it's time to call a blog break!

    Thanks for your understanding.

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  21. Sorry you are having so much trouble with your blog and NOW your computer!

    Love the museum. The parlour has wonderful treasures.

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  22. They are wonderful pictures. I'm really looking forward to spending some time exploring and I'm grateful for your photographic clues.

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