The Wall–Revisited

A few winters back while driving through Aylesford I stopped at The Wall and snapped some photos. I posted them here.

As you well know snapping photos along side a Nova Scotia road in winter doesn’t make for such wonderful photos, not when there are dirty snow banks in the way. But I promised myself I’d return one day and get some better shots. Today seemed like a good day to share the photos what with the weather we’re experiencing. I hope everyone on the East Coast is staying safe and warm today.

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How’s that for taking a dull ordinary wall and turning into a thing of beauty? I think artist Larry Lee deserves a huge big thank you!

And since it’s January 27th I want to give a shout out for Family Literacy Day here in Canada. We all know how important literacy is! The experts say even 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically and help parents improve their skills as well. So, with the weather being what it is, today seems like a great day to start flexing those literacy muscles.

What are your plans for Family Literacy Day other than staying in out of the storm?

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  1. Well, unfortunately we finished FLYING WITH A BROKEN WING so we will have to move on to our next one…do you have suggestions for good ‘family’ reads Laura…

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    • The Power of Harmony by Jan Coates would be a good family book. It’s set in Springhill in the 1960’s if you like local settings. Hope that’s helpful Maureen! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful! Amazing!

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  3. angela wilson

     /  January 27, 2015

    Wow! What a beautiful wall and great artist! Love it! Thank you, Laura!

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  4. I love the idea and the finished wall: the old buildings, cars and people.
    I hope to curl up on my sofa sometime soon to read. I have just picked up a copy of And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaleo Hosseini. Haven’t started it yet.
    Have a cozy day, Laura. 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

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  5. Gorgeous!
    Only a dusting (not quite an inch of snow) here…calling for 12-15 inches on Sunday and Monday though.

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    • A light dusting sounds good, not the 12-15 inches. Still that’s nearly a week away and things can change in that amount of time. Hopefully, that will be the case. Unless of course you love snow.

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  6. That is one fabulous wall. I appreciate you sharing these. To celebrate the day, we’re both reading.

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  7. Great pictures, Laura! My sister lives on a rural route of Aylesford.
    To be honest, I forgot it is Family Literacy day. My plan to read a lot today (even though I forgot) got changed with the weather. My respite help couldn’t get here because of the storm so I didn’t spend my time the way I would have. I am reading Syr Ruus’ book The Story of Gar right now. 🙂

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  8. Margaret

     /  January 28, 2015

    Larrys art work is well known in Coldbrook TJs walls are displaying it.Aldershot store as well

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  9. What a wonderful wall. Love it! Stay warm and safe.

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  10. What a wonderful way to celebrate the community’s history! I’ve seen other places with murals on buildings, but few were as well painted as these. I hope they’re able to maintain them against weathering.

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    • It is a very special way to celebrate a community’s history. I love everything about it. I, too. wonder what will happen over time. Coincidently I noticed a painting on a building in Kentville today. I have to investigate to see if it’s the same artist!

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