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The Big Fiddle in Sydney is Indeed… a Big Fiddle
Posted By adventureswithben On July 25, 2011 @ 7:00 am In Canada,Landmarks,Museums & Other Attractions,Music & Dance | Comments Disabled
It’s really hot in Orlando right now, so I thought I would cool things down with a trip down memory lane to Sydney. Cool things down in Sydney? Really?
Absolutely! I was reviewing some photos on my computer over the weekend and came across a trip I took to Sydney, Nova Scotia in Canada. You can get there by flying Air Canada . Yes, there are at least two Sydney’s in the world and they are very different from each other. On this particular trip, it was below freezing outside.
One of my 9 1/2 Ways to Ignite Adventure in Your Life  is to ask, “what’s the one thing I should see?” Understand that Sydney is about the size of my pinky finger. There’s not a whole lot there in mid-March, when you’re there for a few days on business. But that’s the fun of traveling, discovering the unique story each town offers. So I always ask people working at airports, restaurants, hotels and more what I should see in their town if I could only see one thing.
Unanimously in Sydney, everyone answered, The Big Fiddle.
What is the Sydney Big Fiddle? It’s a Big Fiddle. It’s over 50 feet tall, weighs 8 tons and took 8 months to build! It’s placement is right at the waterfront so any of you summer cruisers can’t miss it. It’s the biggest fiddle I’ve ever seen and meticulously crafted I might add.
It turns out, this fiddle is more than a novelty landmark in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, but a tribute to the Scottish heritage that lives on Cape Breton Island.
Fiddle music is all over the province, and a proud export at that. A trip to Sydney is not complete without a trip to Governors Pub & Eatery  (across from the fiddle), and listening to their live entertainment. A pint of beer, a hot meal and great music turn (what I thought was) a sleepy town into a lively party. Fiddle music, when played by the right musician, is incredible.
What else do you do at a big fiddle, but dance?
What’s the biggest object you’ve ever seen? Share by commenting.
I’ll see you out there…!
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