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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

THE HOME OF JAMES PITTS Jr., 1784-1870

James jr. is the grandfather of James Stewart of St, John's fame. This lovely old house was built c. 1810 , just across the road from his father's place. Pitts' Hill is reeking in history. Here was set the standard that was to be the inspiration of what is arguably the most industrious and most prosperous settlement in the country at that time. Of even greater significance was the absence here of religious intolerance, a rare and wonderful occurrence to which the old pioneer cemetery on the cliffside bears moving testimony. Surely such a special spot deserves some better memorial than a concrete-block public outhouse.


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3 Comments:

Blogger Charles Cheeseman said...

Great shot! It's a pity such a structure no longer exists.

9:24:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Pity indeed! It used to be surrounded by red rose and lilac trees, some of which may still be surviving. It was a lovely site, even after the building was abandoned. I passed it every day on my way to school.

12:19:00 AM  
Blogger Ian Scott said...

It truly is a shame that the site of the Pitts Hill road - that has long defined the topography of Lance Cove has lost its historical presence to serve this new function. To have walked the road - knowing I walked in the path of Newfoundland pioneers made this road very special to me. Thank you Lloyd for helping us understand the wonderfully rich history of Lance Cove and for sharing the story of those who made it special.

I continue to learn more every time I re-read you Lance Cove history material
An Outport Revisited

9:38:00 PM  

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