Sep 25 - St. John's NL
It is nice to be in one place for more than two days. No rushing, packing and unpacking.
We headed out on another sunny day to Cape Spear.
If you stand here, your back to the sea, the entire population of North America stretches out in front of you. And there’s nothing behind you until Ireland.
Perched on a rugged cliff, at our continent’s most easterly point, sits Cape Spear Lighthouse – the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province, a National Historic Site, and an iconic symbol of Newfoundland and Labrador's marine history.
When Mary Brown’s (fried chicken) was deciding upon an appropriate way to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and their return to downtown St. John’s, they knew they wanted to do something big – three storeys big to be exact.
What used to be an empty, red brick wall is now a Where’s Waldo-esque world filled with scuba diving chickens, mer-moose and more. In one section, a drumstick-toting crab smiles next to a shark wearing a Hawaiian shirt (which is placed next to an actual walk-up window where late-night revellers can place their order after hours). Nearby, a giant squid roots through a treasure chest filled with gold coins. And up above, a happy sea monster swims near the Battery. Painted by local artist Kyle Bustin.
The 12ft tall sculpture is located on George Street, the city's famous entertainment area. It celebrates the performing arts in music and dance, honouring some of the province’s best-known artists: singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, NL accordion pioneer Wilf Doyle, and actor Tommy Sexton.
Morgan MacDonald holds degrees in Fine Art (Grenfell) and Business (Memorial), and runs his Newfoundland Bronze Foundry from Logy Bay, NL. He uses lost wax casting to create works that are highly realistic and technical in nature with an emphasis on our deepest expressive human qualities.