Monday, April 30, 2012

Flat Stanleys visit Lunenburg

After their exciting adventure crossing the LaHave River, Flat Chris, Flat Stella, Flat Luke and Ms Flat headed to Lunenburg. In 1995, "Old Town" Lunenburg was added to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List. It is the second urban community in Continental North America to be included on this list (the other is old Quebec City).
Flat Stella, Ms Flat, Flat Chris, and Flat Luke with the town of Lunenburg in the background
One of the streets in the middle of town has been nicknamed "Unesco Fresco" because of the very colourful buildings.
this street has been nicknamed "Unesco Fresco"
The Fishermen's Memorial is located on the waterfront. The monument is shaped as a compass rose, and comprises eight three-sided columns at each compass point. Inscribed on these black granite columns are the names of mariners, primarily fishermen from Lunenburg County, who lost their lives at sea from 1890 until the present.
standing in front of the Fisherman's Memorial
The middle column is inscribed with these words: "Dedicated to the memory of those who have gone down to the sea in ships and who have never returned and as a tribute to those who continue to occupy their business in the great waters."
oh no! are our flat visitors going to jail???
What have our flat visitors done? We found them on the truck for the Old Lunenburg Jail! Oh no! What will happen now? Will their next adventure be behind bars? Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's been years since I've been to Lunenburg. I didn't know it was on the Unesco Heritage List. It certainly is a beautiful town. Thanks for the tour with the Flat Stanleys.

Taos Sunflower said...

I hope, one day, to return to Lunenberg and stay longer than the couple of hours I spent there years ago. It is truly a treasure. I was so deeply touched by the maritime museum, the history, the ships, and the women I spoke with who graciously shared some of their historical knitting patterns for the fisherman. A life on the sea is unspeakably hard work. Thanks for posting your photo of the Fisherman's Memorial.