I wandered around some of the historical sections of St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada, for those who don’t know where I am) yesterday between meetings and remembered to take my camera with me. I’m going to start taking these little strolls a bit more often, I think, now that the weather is shifting a little away from winter (knock on wood).
I was pleased with this shot. Because it’s winter, Commissariat House isn’t open to the public and there were few cars about. Taking a shot without anyone in it was surprisingly easy and although I was wishing for a wide-angle lens, I’m still very pleased with the results.
Commissariat House is a Provincial Historical Site, built around 1820, was the residence and workplace of the Assistant Commissary General, a naval officer in charge of supplies for the British forces in Newfoundland at the time. Until 1831, it was considered to be the finest house in Newfoundland. Until Government House, the governor’s mansion, was built next door.