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 🙂 All these photos are part of my Fine Art America: Newfoundland and Labrador gallery, where you can see more of them* 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’m proud to tell that I sold a 20″ x 28″ (1,000 Pieces) Jigsaw Puzzle of Newfoundland quilts from my Fina Art America gallery 🙂 Thank you buyer from Sutton, QC – Canada!
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:
Another small island worth visiting is definitely Fogo Island – Oh, I found so many treasures there! I actually made a post about a Quiet Morning on Fogo Island Newfoundland
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. I got inspired and made it as a digital painting:
One of the greatest treasures on Fogo is the Bleak House museum. I’ll probably have to make a separate post with this, as I have several photos from that place. One is the 9th Century rural kitchen * I also made this original photo as a painting in the digital media (I just love playing with my photos)
The main island doesn’t lack places for treasure hunting either. I think that these below are the most significant:
Gross Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada, on which I made a book after vising it: Gros Morne National park book.
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:
The National Park covers a very large area with many fishing villages along the water and here is a scenery from Sally’s Cove:
Trinity Bay and Village is 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 fashion blacksmith shop with a working blacksmith inside! 🙂
Red and White striped lighthouse at Heart’s Content on Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada:
The windiest place in Newfoundland, Cape Bonavista is amazingly beautiful:
Look at the fence they built along the shore to protect it from water:
This is a very picturesque fishing village on the East Coast, full of treasures.
There I could see how people conserve fish for the winter by salting and drying it.
St. John’s Newfoundland is a separate chapter in my treasure hunting
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!
Here is a view from one of the backstreets of this wonderful city, made as a painting in the digital media:
But besides the colorful houses, when visiting St. Johns, you cannot miss the harbor:
Here are some more photos of it, with boats and ships coming and going all the day long:
Oh, if I don’t stop now I will never stop with photos from this harbor and city… One more to go: my husband took this photograph of the St. John’s harbor looking out toward the Atlantic ocean, at sunrise.
* BTW: I sold a large coffee mug with his picture 🙂 Thank you a buyer from Montreal!
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. This is maybe one of greatest treasures I found in this city. 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!
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