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Retaining Wall

It’s time for another Daily Post Photo Challenge. The theme this week is wall.

“Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you.”

Retaining Wall (1 of 1)

The wall mural you see here depicts the history of the St. Peter’s Canal—a National Historic Site of Canada—in St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia.

St. Peter’s is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Centuries before the St. Peter’s canal opened (in 1869) the isthmus, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bras d’Or lake—where the canal is located today— was used as a canoe portage route, and as a haul over road for small ships. This piece of art—located on the main street of the Village of St. Peter’s—beautifully represents the evolution of the gateway to the Bras d’Or.

I’m over simplifying, of course. If you would like to know more, Wikipedia will give you a much better synopsis of the history of the canal and of the village.

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