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Bonavista

By JimV
From St. John's we now travel all the way up to Bonavista, home of the Matthew (have learned nothing further on its financial woes), and site of the historic landing by John Cabot in 1497.
V1: Showing you this to let you see its unique winter storage facility.
V2: A monument to John Cabot.
V3: Some artwork I saw in the town, no idea what it represents (if anything) but someone went to a lot of trouble!

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Many thanks for your support of my past uploads, all much appreciated.

Tags: General Landscape and travel Matthew Newfoundland Bonavista John cabot

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RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
18 Aug 2010 12:12AM
I see we are close neighbours this morning, Jim. Three interesting documentary shots but esp. V 1 with the ship and its custom built winter quarters. V 2 is also fascinating for obvious reasons, whilst in V 3 it looks as if passers by are encouraged to deposit he odd artefact or three!
Ronnie.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
18 Aug 2010 2:14AM
3 great shots Jim. Yes, someone did go to a lot of work to make this rock display. You think maybe you know the bag lady huh, maybe..........Sandy
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
18 Aug 2010 10:21PM
A fine set Jim, there is a statue of John Cabot by the harbourside in Bristol too as well as a replica of the Matthew which is permanently moored there apart from when it is used for films and events around the UK.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
18 Aug 2010 10:33PM
On page 41 of my portfolio you can see the Cabot Tower which is on Brandon Hill close to the centre of Bristol and the statue of John Cabot v7 of the picture entitled "Cabot Tower" if you are interested. I'm sorry I can't do a direct link as I don't know how
Caledonia 15 2 Scotland
19 Aug 2010 8:44AM
Great images Jim. Can you imagine the courage and daring of someone like John Cabot sailing out across the Atlantic Ocean....it must be the equivalent of man going to the moon nowadays. The winter "garage" is teriffic!...and the artwork was certainly worth showing...I wonder what it is...but, as you said, someone went to a lot of bother!
Marie
Nice image.

Connor.
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
21 Aug 2010 6:20PM
The name John Cabot, takes me back to my school days in Vancouver, BC. Can't say we learned anything about him in Norway, and don't know if he is mentioned greatly in the history books in the US!
V3 has me particularly intrigued. Did you taken any close-ups of the painted artwork perched between the rocks. Some of the rocks piled up remind me of people, but I also know that piles of such stones were used as markers in old days. We still have piles like this in our mountains from our forefathers. Maybe a monument to times gone by, to things that have drifted in by the tide........it's a mystery.

Anne

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