Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cupids










Cupids

Cupids is the oldest English continuous settlement in Canada and possibly all of North America. Originally settled by John Guy in 1610, last year it celebrated its 400th anniversary and had visitors from around the world. According to Wikipedia, this community has also been known as Cuper's Cove, Coper's Cove, Cuperts and Coopers.

Cupid's is about 40 minute drive from my home so I have been there several times over the years. In fact there is one house there that was in a terrible state of disrepair for many years. During my last visit I noticed that the house has bee repaired. Of course that is the topic of a future Photo of the Day.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Carbonear








Carbonear

Carbonear is located in Conception Bay along the Baccalieu Trail. With a population of approximately 5000, it is a much larger community than I have been showing for the past 30 days. As well, since it is an service centre for many communities in the area, it boasts shopping malls, box stores, coffee shops, restaurants, banks, grocery stores, museums, historical buildings, several churches and a hospital.

Carbonear has a rich history dating back to the mid 1600s which you can read about it at several sites. Here's a link to a Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonear

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Grates Cove














Grates Cove

Grates Cove is located along the Baccalieu Trail on the tip of the Bay de Verde Peninsula. Today's photos show the town and it's relationship to the land and sea. The boats moored just off the craggy cliffs, houses dotted along a treeless landscape, crumbling fishing stages of an industry in trouble and the community wharf all provided subjects for making photos there.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chapel Arm






Chapel Arm

Chapel Arm is another community along the Osprey Trail on the Isthmus of the Avalon. With a population of around 450, this small community in Trinity Bay is worth a few minutes drive off the Trans Canada Highway to have a look around and make a few photos. I have more images of this area but will share them during my next Boats series.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Card's Harbour












Card's Harbour

Card's Harbour is located in scenic Green Bay in the central area of island of Newfoundland. I last photographed this community in the summer of 2003. In the early morning the town was shrouded in thick fog but as the day progressed, it cleared up completely. The majority of today's photos were taken before the weather cooperated fully.

You will notice that while the weather was foggy I tended to shoot fishing stages, boats and lobster pots. As it got sunnier I included wide shots so viewers would see more of the community.

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