Halifax to Vancouver
Monday, July 9, 2012
Halifax to Vancouver
Kato, how come you’ve pasted the pictures of Halifax up there?
Diane, I’ve noticed that you’re from Halifax.
How do you know?
I’ve received the following message from the Facebook.
I can’t read Japanese.
It says that Diane has pasted some pictures and posted her private information. So I went to your Facebook page:
This is what your Facebook page looks like on my system. I’ll enlarge it so that you can see it more clearly.
I see… some passages are translated into Japanese, aren’t they?
Yes, they are. Look at the red-underlined part, which says you’re from Halifax and now living in Vancouver.
Have you been to Halifax, Kato?
Oh yes, I travelled around the city a couple of years ago. It is a lovely city.
Yes, you’re telling me, Kato.
So, why don’t you take a look at the following video clip.
Kato, I used to live over there. I know the town inside out.
I know…I know…but I’m pretty sure you’re missing something, and this clip reminds you of good old days in Halifax.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
You know, Diane, Halifax seems to me a sister city of Vancouver.
Why is that?
…’cause both cities look pretty alike.
Oh…? How do they look alike?
First of all, Point Pleasant Park looks like Stanley Park of Vancouver.
Point Pleasant Park
Stanley Park & Vancouver Downtown
Yes, you’re right, Kato. Come to think of it, they really look alike.
The lost lagoon in Stanley Park reminds me of the pond in the Public Garden in Halifax.
Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park
The pond, Halifax Public Garden
Halifax Public Garden
And both cities have nice discos.
Venue Nightclub, Vancouver
Smirnoff (Halifax Nightlife)
And both cities have nice cafes…
The Java Factory, Halifax
Art Gallery Cafe
The town clock in Halifax reminds me of the Gastown steam clock.
Halifax Town Clock
The Gastown Steam Clock
Both cities enjoy dragon boat festivals…
Dragon Boat Race in Vancouver
Both cities enjoy fireworks…
Celebration Of Light Vancouver 2011
Oh, Kato…You make me nostalgic.
Well…if so, why don’y you take a loot at Halifax from the sky above.
Flying over Halifax
Diane, you might as well drive through the old town…
Driving in Halifax
Oh, Kato…You really make me nostalgic.
Then how come you left Halifax?
Well… The life in Halifax became monotonous to me when I reached twenty.
Oh c’mon… Look at the above pictures and watch the video clips. Halifax has a couple of nice discos…and the lovely park as well as fascinating fireworks and festivals. You can’t be get bored.
I know what you mean, Kato. What I’m trying to say is this—if you stay in a particular place for long, your life will be choked up in your own small world. I needed some kind of adventure.
I see…I see…that’s the reason you went up north, isn’t it?
You’re telling me, Kato.
So you really enjoyed the northern way of semi-arctic life, didn’t you?
Yes, I did. I loved it very much, but as you know, I realized that if I took advantage of the above favours I would end up being a roly-poly.
I see…but why didn’t you go back to Halifax.
Well… I was seeking a westcoast life.
And you’ve chosen Vancouver ever since.
Yes, I have.
Have you been enjoying the life in Vancouver?
Oh yes, very much so. Although I don’t like too much rain here, I like the westcoast living. Kato, since we have a lovely and gorgeous day today, why don’t we jog around the seawall in Stanley Park?
You must get your butt out of the library.
Well… that’s a good idea. But I’d rather play with a squirrel in the park.
Tsk, tsk, tsk, … That would be too childish. Well… if you insist, Kato, don’t forget to take some nuts with you.
I won’t… Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, …
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
Hi, I’m June Adams.
The Town of Halifax was founded by British government under the direction of the Board of Trade and Plantations under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis in 1749.
On April 1, 1996, the government of Nova Scotia dissolved the City of Halifax, and amalgamated the four municipalities within Halifax County and formed Halifax Regional Municipality, a single-tier regional government covering that whole area.
There are no longer any cities in Nova Scotia.
The city was the capital of Nova Scotia and shire town of Halifax County.
It was also the largest city in Atlantic Canada.
Residents of the former city are called “Haligonians”.