Horwood Lumber Mill, Abandoned 1916

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Horwood Lumber Mill, in Campbellton, Newfoundland, Canada. Abandoned for 99 years.  Continue reading

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Marshall Brothers Store Cellar

Marshall Brothers Cellar. Click picture for full photoset

Marshall Brothers Cellar. Click picture for full photoset

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Superior Rubber Company, Holyrood

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Superior Rubber, Hollrood. Click picture for full photoset.

 

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Abandoned Argentia

Abandoned Argentia Photo Set on Flickr

On the site of the former US Naval Base, Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. It was built in 1940 and served as secure deep water anchorage for the transatlantic supply line during WW2, and as a base for Allied sub-hunters. It also had it’s own small airport, Bristol Field. At times, the personal numbers rose to 7000 but the base was officially closed and abandoned by 1994. Argentia still has its secrets, but here’s something.

 

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Vimy Ridge, France, July 8 2013

Vimy Ridge Canadian War Memorial Unveiling July 26 1936. Over 100,000 people attended

Vimy Ridge Canadian War Memorial Unveiling July 26 1936. Over 100,000 people attended. Photo from the George Metcalf Archive.  CWM 19910181-036

Standing on land granted by France to the Canadian people, the Vimy Ridge Canadian War Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point on the ridge, and towers over the site of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, fought from April 9-12 1917, an engagement that Canadians remember with more pride than any other World War 1 operation. This incredible monument was designed by one of Canada’s most well-known sculptors, Walter Allward. He began work in 1925 and completed it 11 years later at a cost of $1.5 million. Twenty figures can be seen representing faith, justice, peace, honour, charity, truth, knowledge, and hope. The walls of the memorial are inscribed with the names of the 11,285 Canadians who were killed on French soil and have no known graves. Think about that for a minute… Continue reading

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A Visit to Beaumont-Hamel July 10 2013 Photo Set

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Beaumont-Hamel. A place of bucolic, country serenity in the Somme region of northern France, and the location of the virtual annihilation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment by German machine guns on on the morning of July 1, 1916. Much has been written about this massacre over the last almost 100 years and I’m not about to add my analysis, but suffice it to say, as David R. Facey-Crowther wrote, “So catastrophic was the event that it remained etched into the consciousness of Newfoundlanders for much of this (20th) century”. Continue reading

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France and Netherlands July 8-16 2013 Photo Set

Town Hall in the Grand Place, Arras, France. Building started in the 11th century, blasted by the nazis, rebuilt from the rubble. At first sight it was pretty mind-blowing. Shot from my table at the cafe we consumed much vin rouge.lFor years I’ve felt compelled to visit the Somme Region of northern France, in particular, Beaumont-Hamel, site of the virtual annihilation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the Great War. In July, my good friends Barry Canning, Lloyd Reid and I went to pay our respects. Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge deserve their own posts and I’ll be doing that before Remembrance Day. These shots are from the rest of the trip.

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Vignettes of Avalon

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Lots of stuff to get up here from the winter months… Here are a few short videos shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Silver the kids gave me for Christmas. Edited mostly … Continue reading

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Critical List Rocks the Cat

Had an exciting night September 30th, 2012, at the Fat Cat Blues Bar in the heart of the St. John’s, Newfoundland booze and bad behaviour district, when Critical List played a rare club gig. We formed the band back in … Continue reading

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Eastport Peninsula, Bonavista Bay

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Eastport Peninsula, the Cape Cod of Newfoundland. I love coming here with my family, we’re beach people… and no. I don’t work for the Dept. of Tourism:-) This place is just a photographers paradise. UA-39909931-1

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