South Park Street, outside the Old Burial Grounds. This place is amazing! It was in use from about the 1760’s to the 1840’s, and the stones are exquisite. You can tell my favourites are the death-heads… you’ll want to click on the photo to enlarge them, and then click on it again for a really close view.

Some of the stories you can read in the stones are heartbreaking, like the six children of one family, from age 14 days to three and a half years, that they kept losing year after year. The old buildings in Halifax are gorgeous, but being here was the first time I felt really connected to the early Haligonians.

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