For a trip back in time to walk the streets of Canadian history, a visit to beautiful Lunenberg, which was established in 1753, could be the trip of your dreams. This view of the waterfront and the town of Lunenburg was taken at dusk and shows the lights in the buildings reflecting off the water of Lunenburg Harbour. This town was decided to be so important to Canadian history that it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and welcomes visitors from all over the world year-round. It is located along Lighthouse Route, Highway3 in Nova Scotia.
Lunenburg was built by settlers from Germany, Switzerland and France as a booming industrial town built on farming, ship building and fishing. The region has thrived for over 200 years, living off the natural resources of this area of Nova Scotia and is still known today for its contributions to the fishing business with some businesses still experiencing success.
The buildings that can be seen along the waterfront in this beautiful dusk picture date from the 18th and 19th centuries and are still in use today. The town is part of the National Historic Sites of Canada and its importance to Canadian history is recognized by this designation. The town was named after Duke of Braunschweig-Luneburg who was King of England in 1727. As this settlement was overseen by British forces and was an attempt at colonization in the area at the time, it was named in honour of the British King.
Waterfront and town of Lunenburg, UNESCO World Heritage Site, at dusk, Lunenburg Harbour, Lighthouse Route, Highway 3, Nova Scotia, Canada. Lunenburg was established in 1753.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 25/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 59mm.
Back to top of photo page.