Pothole Portals to the Past

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile many less imaginative cities engage in a never ending battle against their potholes, Halifax embraces these windows into yesterday, to the delight of historians and auto repair shops alike.

Here we see one such asphalt aperture to ancient times – in this case a time of paving stones and tram tracks (which haven’t been used in Halifax since 1949). Other city potholes have been known to reveal mysterious artifacts from unknown civilizations, the secret tunnel between Halifax and George’s Island, strong evidence in support of the Theory of Continental Drift, and of course the remains of countless cars and their unlucky drivers.

Halifax: to see behind you, just look down!

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