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Here are some pictures of peaceful Lake Martha, from a recent trip to Uniacke House, which was built by Nova Scotian Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke between 1813 and 1815.

Uniacke named the lake after his wife Martha Maria, who died in 1803 after giving birth to eleven children and thus never saw the beautiful Georgian estate her husband built for his family.

And here’s the house. The front is covered with scaffolding at the moment, so I’ll use a picture I took on a previous visit.

The estate, with this elegantly furnished house and extensive hiking trails, is one of my favourite places in Nova Scotia. A glimpse of Jane Austen’s Regency world right here, just outside Halifax.