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:
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!
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.
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:
The other is the lady owner of the B&B we stayed, baking fresh bread for breakfast:
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.
The main economy in Fogo is of course fishing. This below, is a harbor with many fishing boats, some private some industrial:
… and here are some colorful fishing tools that I always love to photograph 🙂 * I applied a painterly effect to this one:
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:
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:
#2 – Trinity Bay and Village – a beautiful and very touristic place. One piece of jewelry from there is this historic church completely remodeled.
And look what other treasure I found here: an old style blacksmith shop with a working blacksmith inside! 🙂
#3 – Red and White striped lighthouse at Heart’s Content on Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada:
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?
#4 – On Cape Bona Vista I was impressed with this being one of the windiest place in Newfoundland. As windy as beautiful it is:
Look at the fence they built along the shore to protect it from water:
#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:
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:
Talking about industrial fishing, this is one picture made as a digital painting:
#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!
But besides the colorful houses, when visiting St. Johns, you cannot miss the harbor:
Here are some more photos of it, with the boats coming and going all the day long:
Here is another coming in at dusk:
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:
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:
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:
I found so many of them that I decided to put them together in a poster:
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!