Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Baker Street

 

yet another perfect day..one could get use to this..

this was the view this morning at Brenda’s breakfast table..duelling computers..

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pancakes and sausages for breakfast..Tucker to the lake for a swim..and then we headed to Baker Street..

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..a must see when you visit Nelson..a lovely hometown street lined with heritage store fronts..

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We perused the stores..made a few purchases and went out for lunch..

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we stopped by the #1 Firehall..used in the movie Roxanne..

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..Bart took a spin at the wheel..

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Nelson is a city where life is unhurried and people say "hello" to strangers.

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With 350 heritage buildings, a fully restored and operating streetcar, stunning geography and a thriving arts and small business community.

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Nelson is a combination of storybook charm and cosmopolitan sophistication.

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Here on the shores of Kootenay Lake you'll find a world-class recreational playground in a pristine setting, with all the comforts of urban amenities.

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Nelson sits on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, nestled in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of south eastern British Columbia.

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The Big Orange Bridge or “Bob” as it is called by the locals..built in 1957 costing $4,000,000 replacing the cable ferry that use to cross the lake carry cars and trucks.

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..time spent with old friends is the best..we are going to miss this..but we will be back..

11 comments:

  1. Orange? Did I hear you say orange bridge? No wonder you had to visit this area! Seriously, Nelson and Baker Street look like my kind of places, with a bit of everthing to see and do. And that was a great shot of the dueling computers!

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  2. A big lake like that and no picture of Tucker diving in and swimming in it? I can't believe that he let that one get away without getting at least a little wet!!

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  3. A nice post on Nelson, loved the pictures. Have never visited, but sure is on our list after your post. Have a Great Thursday and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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  4. Doesn't Nelson have a Train Museum also,I know it was the last place where locomotives from the Canadian Locomotive Works (CLC) were stationed by Canadian Pacific. If they do you need to get Doug out to it. I need all the train buddies I can convert. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

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  5. Just Beautiful!!! Thanks for showing it to us.....

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  6. The computer photo is a hoot!
    Thanks for the awesome tour. I don't think we will ever get to Nelson, but it would be a delightful place to visit.

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  7. Beautiful area thanks for showing it to us.

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  8. We never got to Nelson, Den avoids all big cities if possible..But it sure looks like we should alter that attitude..thanks for sharing!

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  9. Did you Jeep blend in when you crossed the BOB?

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  10. Looks like you had the makings of a regular LAN party right there on the table with those laptops :).

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  11. I really enjoyed our visit. Could be because I was actually home this year, LOL! Next time I'm taking Doug 4wheeling' for some crazy mountain top views here in the Percells'. Looking forward for the four of us to get together again.

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