Why is Lunenburg so Bold, Bright and Beautiful?

Lunenburg is such an eclectic mix.

Some say even, hip.

Come, I’ll show you…

lunenburg-from-the-wharf

Many wonder why Bluenosers paint their houses such bright colors.

I’ve read that some believe it’s because of the fog.

Fog?

What fog?

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I’ve also heard, bright and bold colors welcome,

Friends, family and those, there, come-from-awayers.

st-johns-anglican-church-lunenburg

Or, maybe color saturation is merely a bold attempt…

To illicit favouritism from You-Know-Who.

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Perhaps, bright multi-colored coding is an ingenious mechanism,

For remembering tiny spaces Bluenosers move and squeeze houses, into.

“Homing beacon’ is that a Lunenburg term, I wonder?

sideways-house-lunenburg

Backwards or sideways?

What do you think?

It works though, right?

distillery-lunenburg

Like hummingbirds drawn to special flowers,

Their beautiful colors might simply just help Bluenosers find their way back home,

After one or two, too many…

Shhh…whosaidthatttt?

lunenburg-from-afar

As the sun sets, I make my way back around, and up the hill, again.

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Is it possible that bright, bold colors,

Ward off spirits that may, or may not, lurk in dark shadows?

But even here, warm golden hues hold a certain je ne sais quoi…

lunenburg-cemetary

As dusk turns to darkness,

I walk towards what I hope to be, answers.

st-johns-anglican-church

As majestic at night as in, daylight.

Shouldn’t I learn something here,

Within the House of truth?

st-johns-anglican-church-nave

I knock and listen…

Are all lips are sealed?

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No answer.  I turn away.

I walk back down towards the water, again.

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As the evening draws to a close,

I come to realize that

Nary a soul will ever reveal the tale of how Lunenburg came to be,

So bold, so bright, so beautiful.

Don’t believe me?

Come… See for yourself.

~

 

 

Please feel free to like, share and comment…:)

Sincerely,

Judi

 ©Judi Risser We Are All Awakening

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