Pride after a fall

I’m not usually one for peering into windows, but I make exceptions for public buildings that are really interesting and empty. The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Harbour Grace is an astounding piece of architecture. I have a full post almost written on it, along with photos and will pop it up in the next…

A Moment

On my way to a meeting this morning, I stopped to drink my coffee near the RNC horse stables on Government House grounds. It was a beautiful morning and would have felt like one of those soft, summer’s mornings, but for the fact that it’s February and was akin to minus eight Celsius. The sun…

A wander past Quidi Vidi Lake

I took a stroll past Quidi Vidi Lake on my way out of town today. It’s a measure of how crazy winter is driving me that I stopped to take pictures of seagulls. The lake has just frozen over on the western end (the eastern end has been frozen for some time) and the ice,…

Order

On days when I haven’t had enough sleep, I tend to try to pare life down to the essentials. That’s not going to be possible today, so the results of last night’s insomnia will simply have to be shoved aside, hopefully without too many consequences of any severity. Today I am hoping for order amid…

The sisters

There are four houses in St. John’s called the Temperance Street Houses (or Samuel Garrett Houses, depending on whom you ask) that were built by Garrett as wedding gifts for his four daughters. They were lovely structures, built of stone left over from the construction of Cabot Tower and a local hospital that had been…