A Step Back in Time: Scenes from Bonavista

 

A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I visited friends who had relocated to the town of Bonavista last year. It was a three and a half hour drive away, the weather was lovely and it was our first time seeing the beautiful and historic town, so of course I had my camera ready. It was extremely difficult to narrow down the photos to only these!

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The Courthouse
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The stocks and whipping post for criminals back in the day – yikes!

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United Memorial Church – the largest wooden structure in Eastern Canada

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Interesting little shop
Interesting little shop

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Our friend's pooch hamming it up for the camera
Our friend’s pooch hamming it up for the camera

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We enjoyed a run out to Cape Bonavista to see "John"
We enjoyed a run out to Cape Bonavista to see “John”

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...then back to town to finish up at the Ryan Premises
…then back to town to finish up at the Ryan Premises

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What a great way to end our summer!

Heritage Fishing Village

 

Come along with me as I revisit my community’s Living Heritage Village. It is a major tourist attraction in this part of our province, providing a historical look back at the old days for our visitors, and seasonal employment for some of our locals.

Templeman House, a registered heritage home
Templeman plaque
Benjamin Barbour House

The heritage homes also boast a treasure trove of antiques and other artifacts.



I just love this door
Fishing Stage
Fishing Supply Building
Alphaeus Barbour House






Schoolhouse
Old Shoppe restaurant
St. Luke’s Anglican Church is also a living heritage site
The church received the Southcott Award, for preservation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s architectural heritage.

During the summer, the Village provides guided tours by staff in period costumes, as well as dinner theatre and concerts in the buildings I have shown here. Also featured are a craft shop, art gallery, tea room, and a restaurant.

So if you are ever in my area, do drop in and check it out. For more info, visit the website: www.barbour-site.com