Treasure Hunt in Newfoundland

So why did I do a treasure hunt in Newfoundland? This is what I literally did, without going there with this in mind.

Let’s start with the beginning: Newfoundland or Terra Nova is an island in Atlantic Canada. The local people call it “The Rock”. That’s because this island is really very rocky, and actually quite big. Here is the map:

Newfoundland map

We visited it for a few years West to East, South to North, inside and outside 🙂 You can guess that I have lots of photos from there, especially that I really love this place. I can tell your that the whole area is full of treasures. A real gold mine for people who like to observe and see special things. I’m one of them, so I just hunted for treasures 🙂  You can see some on TravelArtPix.com, a blog I made for the artists at Fine Art America. Others will come on future posts. * Click on the images for a larger view!

Treasure Hunt in Newfoundland

One piece of jewelry I was fortunate to find, was this scene with the quilts put out to dry in the sun 🙂 This was actually a place outside of the “Big Rock” in the ocean, called Change Islands. It’s about two small islands tied together by a small bridge.

Quilts Art Print featuring the photograph Newfoundland Quilts by Tatiana Travelways

I just cannot miss the opportunity to show you two more treasures from this place. One is a typical fisherman’s shack by the water. You can see all the fishing tools out there, ready to be used:

Change Islands Art Print featuring the photograph Change Islands, Newfoundland by Tatiana Travelways

The other is the lady owner of the B&B we stayed, baking fresh bread for breakfast:

Backing fresh bread at B&B

Another small island worth visiting is definitely Fogo Island – Oh, I found so many treasures there!

Brimstone Head is a unique geographical rock formation, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. It is known throughout the world as one of the “Earth’s Four Corners“, and has been visited by thousands of people.

Brimstone Head Art Print featuring the photograph Brimstone Head Rock by Tatiana Travelways

The main economy in Fogo is of course fishing. This below, is a harbor with many fishing boats, some private some industrial:

Fogo Island marina

… and here are some colorful fishing tools that I always love to photograph 🙂 * I applied a painterly effect to this one:

Fishing Net Art Print featuring the photograph Fishing Net And Buoys Nfl - Painting by Tatiana Travelways

The Main Island

The main island doesn’t lack places for treasure hunting either. I think that these below are the most significant:

#1 – Gross Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada, on which I made a book after vising it: Gros Morne National park book. You are seeing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean in the lat rays of sun from a cliff in this vast area of the park:

Atlantic Ocean Art Print featuring the photograph End Of The Day by Tatiana Travelways

Gros Morne is a very old mountain. Eroded by time it looks more like a hill of only 807 m (2,648 ft) high. It is however the second highest peak on Newfoundland:

Gros Morne Mountain

#2 – Trinity Bay and Village – a beautiful and very touristic place. One piece of jewelry from there is this historic church completely remodeled.

Heritage Art Print featuring the photograph Heritage Church In Trinity, Nfl by Tatiana Travelways

And look what other treasure I found here: an old style blacksmith shop with a working blacksmith inside! 🙂

Old style blacksmith shop in Trinity, Newfoundland

#3 – Red and White striped lighthouse at Heart’s Content on Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada:

Striped Art Print featuring the photograph Heart's Content Lighthouse by Tatiana Travelways

But there in Avalon Peninsula, I found one apparently insignificant thing. It’s a window in an old damaged house, with pealing paint on the walls. Who cares about the condition of the house? All it counts are the two (timid) living flowers in the window – right? Does it tell a story to you?

Window with flowers in an old weathered house in Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland

#4 – On Cape Bona Vista I was impressed with this being one of the windiest place in Newfoundland. As windy as beautiful it is:

Cape Bonavista Art Print featuring the photograph Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland by Tatiana Travelways

Look at the fence they built along the shore to protect it from water:

Cape Bonavista Art Print featuring the photograph Cape Bonavista Coastline Fence 3 by Tatiana Travelways

#5 – The Salvage village on the East coast is full of treasures. There I could see how people conserve fish for the winter by salting and drying it.

Fish hanging to dry In Salvage:

Hanging Fish Art Print featuring the photograph Hanging Fish To Dry In Salvage Newfoundland by Tatiana Travelways

I also saw a small fish factory where they were processing the fish. This is a proud fisherman in salvage, showing the result of his work:

Proud Fisherman Art Print featuring the photograph Proud Fisherman In Salvage, Newfoundland by Tatiana Travelways

Talking about industrial fishing, this is one picture made as a digital painting:

Industrial Fishing Art Print featuring the photograph Industrial Fishing In Newfoundland - Digital Painting by Tatiana Travelways

St. John’s Newfoundland is a separate chapter in my treasure hunting

#6 – Last but not least is St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, the oldest and most easterly city in North America. I found an incredible amount of photographic opportunities there if we only talk about their bright colored houses. Welcome to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada!

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

But besides the colorful houses, when visiting St. Johns, you cannot miss the harbor:

St. John's Newfoundland harbor

Here are some more photos of it, with the boats coming and going all the day long:

Fishing boat entering St. John's harbor

Here is another coming in at dusk:

Huge cargo boat in St. John's NFL

Oh, if I don’t stop now I will never stop with photos from this harbor and city… One more to go though: this sunrise looking out toward the Atlantic ocean from St. John’s harbor:

Sunset at St. John's harbor Newfoundland

Well, almost finished…

Another huge treasure box I found in St. Johns, is the old part of the city. It’s incredible to see all these colorful houses and streets going up and down on “Battery Hill”

This is a digital painting I made with one of those streets:

St.johns Art Print featuring the photograph Battery Hill - St.johns, Newfoundland - Painting by Tatiana Travelways

But the cherry on the cake is yet to come, and it’s one of the most fantastic treasures I found. Take a look at these hand painted crafted mailboxes:

Mailbox Art Print featuring the photograph Artistic Mailbox In Newfoundland #3 by Tatiana Travelways

I found so many of them that I decided to put them together in a poster:

Mailboxes Art Print featuring the photograph Mailboxes Of Newfoundland Poster by Tatiana Travelways

This is finally the end of my small collection from the Treasure Hunt in Newfoundland. I hope you like it 🙂 For more art prints, please visit my Newfoundland gallery on Fine Art America!


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8 Comments on “Treasure Hunt in Newfoundland”

    • Thank you Geaniemarie! – Oh, there are so many beautiful thing to photograph in Newfoundland. If you click on the photos you will see many others in my galleries.

  1. Wow. Very thorough presentation. You are a VERY good photographer, if I may say so, because I am not. They make excellent ‘big’ pictures, like the quilt picture as the banner. Reallllly nice!

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