Visiting Nova Scotia right now and I have been busy photographing sweeping ocean views, lighthouses, the kids running on the beach and fresh local produce and seafood. Yesterday we visited the farmer’s market in Annapolis Royale and Port Royal (the first permanent European settlement north of St. Augustine, Florida) I was compelled to photograph portraits of all sorts of unusual characters I saw around town. I have always found it hard to go up to strangers and ask them if I can take their photo, but the people of Nova Scotia are so very friendly that it has been the perfect place to snap me out of my shyness! I love Nova Scotia it is going to be hard to leave this place.
The First Nations People of Nova Scotia are known as the Mi’kmaq and this lovely woman had a wigwam set up at Port Royal and was giving a cultural presentation to visitors. She sang for us, told us some stories and gave the children hand painted stones.
I believe this man is dressed up as a loyalist or a British soldier, which the damn Yankees affectionately called “Red Coats”.
Flowered hair clips anyone?
The greeter at Port Royal, I made him take off his shades!