Jun 17 2011
Date: 13th June 2011
Starting Point: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Destination: Edmundston, New Brunswick
Our next destination is this place:
It’s Alexander Graham Bell’s Historic Site in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. It was our last point of interest, and definitely NOT the least interesting!
When we parked our car, we saw another visitor from somewhere far north:
The entrance to the centrre:
Alexander G Bell was definitely a great man!
Before the visit I only knew Bell invented the phone, and worked a lot with the deafs, not aware that his wife and mum were deaf too!
I am not going to say much. Let the pictures do the talking:
Most people know him for the invention of the telephone:
“Mr Watson, come here” is the famous phrase, officially first transmitted by Bell:
He was also a very loving husband:
Little did I know that he was also a great inventor who was busy with his research, well beyond the invention of the phone!
The guy simply loved Nova Scotia!!
A dotting grandpa too:
The centre is huge. Here’s the part that shows a reconstructed model of his Hydrodrome 4.
Here’s the original:
It was a great invention, but was completed at the wrong time. By the time it was ready, the war was over, and the nation was busy rebuilding the society & economy. Of that came the famous Bell’s quotation (The operation was a success, but the patient died):
In those days, modelling was a trial and error approach, even with the simple design of the propellers, it would take ages:
(Now we only need a good simulation programme, or better still, an of-the-shelf simulation software!)
Bell never stopped thinking:
Here are the various versions of the telephone in its infancy years:
I took some time to re-learn physics :
Once a great man’s dream, now it’s a reality:
I tremendously enjoyed the exhibits:
It’s a huge place with attractive anf informative displays:
Tired, after spending quite some time in the centre:
Bell’s family home and estate (and where heand wife were laid to rest too) is somewhere on the hill there (right side):
Thought we were reluctant to leave the place, we had to move on, and it was a relief when we saw this:
Somewhere along the highway, we saw the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation) transmission complex. The high towers and cables reminded us of Marconi’s tower (refer to my previous posting)
We arrived at our hotel past midnight – that’s a few hours behind schedule. We didn’t regret it because we sure had great times at Marconi’s & Bell’s Historic sites .