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Monday, June 06, 2005

After what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights of rain, Halifax was actually blessed with a week of nice weather. A strange fire-like ball was even seen in the sky. Having gotten off work and not wanting to miss out on this opportunity, Gillian and I decided to go lobster-hunting. Here are the results of our expedition along the harbour-front.

Hmm... An interesting choice: a water-themed lobster - in Halifax of all places!

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I guess this one survived the boiling water

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I have no idea what's going on with this lobster. It's on Spring Garden road

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Another Nova-Scotia stereotype, the Piper

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A Fat Mermaid?

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Lobster 54

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

There are lobsters invading Halifax. Inspired by Orcas in Vancouver, the brainiacs working for the city decided it might be a good idea to have 6-ft tall ugly ugly sculptures of cartoon lobsters. And there are apparently fifty of them!!! It's going to be a mission of mine to take pictures of all of them in order to capture and share the horror. So, ummm, enjoy.

For an idea of perspective, here's a picture of me next to the lobster found in the Alderney Ferry terminal

Me and My boy Greentop

This one is on the corner of Spring Garden and Barrington (two of the busier and classier streets in Halifax.

I will call you Maurice

My favourite so far is the "Rock" lobster sponsored by the classic rock station Q104 - a sister station of CHOM

When you become a member of rock and roll's hall of fame you get your image rendered onto a giant lobster.

You can't see very well, but there's a rendering of Hendrix and Bono and some other rockstar. All in all, they are a very compelling attraction. More to come in subsequent days and weeks.