Day 245- Icebreaker

by Drohask September. 02, 2010 2378 views

In the last year we've discovered that there are certain things that can act as icebreakers when it comes to meeting people. The first is a dog. Since our little Frenchie joined our family, we've struck up dozens of conversations with people that we never would have spoken to otherwise. The second is an SLR camera. We've had several people approach us with curiosity when we've been out shooting and it usually results in a great conversation with someone who would've otherwise remained a stranger. Tonight was an example of the latter.

We had been driving around Halifax aimlessly, just looking for a subject to photograph. We came across St. Agnes Church which has a large clock tower that instantly appealed to us. While we were on the parking lot taking photos, an older man came out of the rectory and wandered over to see what we were doing. It turns out that this gentleman was Father Ken Robertson, one of the priests at the parish. We found out that Father Robertson, 82, has been a priest for 50 years and although he's lived in other areas, has been at St. Agnes for about the last ten years. He was gracious enough to offer us a tour of the inside of the church which we gratefully accepted. He even hopped on the pipe organ to give us a sample of the beautiful sound it produces. It was a pleasure to get the chance to meet such a lovely man and to enjoy a nice conversation that would never have been without our photoblog.

Hask photographed the beautiful design on the end of a pew.

Dro snapped a view from the front of the church looking back at the large organ.

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David Cardona 9 years, 3 months ago


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Andrea 9 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic shots!

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Josy 9 years, 3 months ago

Your photos are serene and I like very much the first one for details
And it really that the photo allows to know and to speak with the others, the way of learning and of exchanging

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