Halifax, Nova Scotia / Canada
Halifax, with around 90,000 is as the capital of Nova Scotia not only its economic and cultural center, but also also of the whole of the Atlantic region of Canada. In 1749 the British chose the ice-free and strategically situated bay to establish a fort. Directly on the pier of the city exploded in 1917 the ammunition freighter Mont Blanc after the collision with a Norwegian freighter. The detonation was the largest that had ever taken place anywhere up to that time
Halifax lives by its natural harbor, an estuary reaching 16 kilometer deep into the country. At the center of downtown Halifax is the Grand Parade, a small park. It is bordered by the town hall and the oldest Anglican Church of Canada, the St. Paul's Church from 1750. A landmark of the city is the clock tower near the Grand Parade. It is the most famous legacy of the Earl of Kent, who in 1800 was commander of the garrison stationed there. Interesting is also the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Here you can see, among others, remnants of the Titanic sunken in 1912. From here there are only a few meters to the "Historic Properties", a merchant district, in whose camps formerly the goods captured by American ships were auctioned.