With its paradoxal combination of a modern networked infrastructure and an authentic rural atmosphere, Nova Scotia has always been a bit difficult to categorize as entirely rural. On one hand, you have the warm and friendly locals who tend to remember you even years later, living among abundant unspoiled nature and remarkable scenery. On the other, you face a technology-literate society with inexpensive broadband connections and computing resources available in even the most rustic of locations. Perhaps the most appropriate description of Nova Scotia would be a uniquely balanced region with modern infrastructure when you need it, rich scenery for walks when you desire solitude, and for all other occasions, you have plenty of friendly locals around for a good old fashioned chat.
This collection of images (mainly panoramas) is an attempt to share some of the many sights I've enjoyed during my travels around the region in 2002-2003.
(Note: If you like these photos, be sure to also check my early Annapolis Valley collection of winter photos)