Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mount Carmel-Mitchell's Brook













Mount Carmel-Mitchell's Brook

Those of you who have been on my list for a while know that I enjoy making photographs of houses, especially older homes.  I have visited the Mount Carmel-Mitchell's Brook many times and photographed the older homes there each time.  I was there a few days ago and noticed that a few of the homes are gone now and others have new siding and look like they are being renovated.


A future series for Photo of the Day could be to show some of the homes that have disappeared.  For today and tomorrow however, I will share photos I took during my recent visit.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Holyrood 14
















Holyrood 14

I've decided to end the Holyrood Series after 2 weeks.  I wanted to share photos that will give people an idea of Holyrood and surrounding area.  The harbour, people, boats, rivers, waterfalls, houses, and George Cove Mountain have been subjects and today I am sharing a few photos of the old graveyard on Kennedy's Road.

I've photographed many old headstones in this and other graveyards in the area and some date back to the late 1800's.  I find it interesting to read the headstones, especially the older ones.  Some have colour added to graphics, others have fallen down and are broken, and some have statues.  But what I find interesting is reading the information on the old headstones.  For example, in one St. John's cemetery I saw a lot of young children's graves all together and they died the same year.  Why would there be so many children around the same time?  What disease was circulating a hundred years ago? 


If you are interested in seeing more photos of graveyards, let me know and I'll share more later in the year.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Holyrood 13





















Holyrood 13

George Cove Mountain overlooks Holyrood Harbour and I have photographed it many times.  Interestingly, the shape of the mountain changes as you move around the harbour.  This morning I have included 21 photos (a few of which date back to 1983) of the mountain in different seasons and in different types of weather.


If you are visiting this area of the province and would like to get a great view of the town and harbour, there is a trail to the top.  It is a steep climb but it shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes.  There are benches on the trail where you can catch your breath if necessary.  The view is certainly worth the short hike!!

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