Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Photo of the Day


What pleases me most about this picture, taken today, just outside of St. John's - which, by the way, is the oldest city in North America - are all the lines in it, the grey, the white, the black and then the rather outrageous salmon pink paint on the trim.

16 comments:

  1. Yeah, pink is good! Do you suppose they got a deal on pink paint? Or did they argue about the colour and the women won? Or maybe they thought it went with the roof colour?

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  2. Do you know when the church was built? It reminds me of St.Martins in the Woods Anglican church outside Shediac NB.

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  3. Funny color, pink. I wonder if their hearts were softened by the vision of Mary? Though then it should have been white and blue, shouldn't it?

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  4. Good photo, WWW! Odd choice of color, but not unpleasant.

    This type of church, similar to many in this part of the USA (very different from churches in the UK), always reminds me of something built from a giant Lego kit!
    :-)

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  5. I've been following the Republic of Doyle on CBC lately (and loving it!) During the most recent episode, one of the characters, while selling an illegal gun to a Quebec gangster, said "Welcome to St John's, oldest city in North America" to which the gangster retorted "No it's not; Quebec City is older."
    Curious, I looked it up and found there's actually a Facebook page: Is St John's really the oldest city in North America?" here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=11604338781&topic=4252 Lots of food for thought ...

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  6. It's so perfect it looks like a model church that's been plonked down in the snow. I rather like the pink trim, it's a bit unusual.

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  7. Annie:
    It honestly looks like one of those colours that one would see in the remainder bin in a paint shop!
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  8. GFB:
    I didn't have my wellies on, just shoes, so couldn't get near the plaque but I need to check it out when ground more accommodating!
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  9. GSW:
    I think it was a 'special' LOL.
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  10. T:
    And they don't look substantial at all. I wonder how The Invisible Cosmic Housekeeper feels about them? ;^)
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  11. Tessa:
    Also there's always been controversy as to when Newfoundland was 'discovered'*
    as there's evidence it was several years before the Plymouth Rock landing.
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    *with apologies to aboriginal and First Nations people, of course.

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  12. Nick:
    If you enbiggen the pic you'll see how tragically shabby it is.
    XO
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  13. It is indeed very shabby and I would go with 'job lot' paint offer.

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  14. - Mirror, mirror on the wall: what is the fairest photo of all?
    - Famed is thy beauty, photo of the day, but the bockety one is much fairer than you. :)

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  15. GM:
    somethings look better at a distance - including myself - now where's the paint?
    XO
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  16. Sean:
    I'm so glad you're paying attention my good man. A bockety church it is!
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