Saturday, 29 March 2014

Josiah Stubb - A Photo Journey Through St. John's

Following Louisbourg, the second half of Amber's and my working vacation took us to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of the information I was able to learn from the St. John's of the 1750's was from the most excellent historian, Bob Cuff, who works at the archeological firm of Gerald Penney Associates. But Signal Hill (or 'Flagstaff' as it was known in Josiah's time) plays a part also, and we went over it with a fine-tooth comb.

 This first photo is of Signal Hill, taken from the far end of the harbour. You can see Cabot Tower (of Marconi fame) at the top, and North Head on the right.
 Cabot Tower close up. Although it hadn't been built during the time when the book took place, I thought that it was too photogenic to ignore.
 Amber, my partner in crime, on the roof of the tower, with St. John's in the background.
 This photo gives you a clearer idea what St. John's harbour looks like, after it opens up from the Narrows.
 A picture of Cabot Tower taken from North Head. North head is where a touching scene takes place near the end of the book.
North Head again: standing on the very spot where my heroine stood, at the entrance of the harbour, with South Head in plain view, and the ocean far, far below! It felt surreal!

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