Church, St. Pierre and Miquelon by George Cousins
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The islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon are located off the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada,in the North Atlantic Ocean, and are a department of France, just as if they were in Europe.They have been that way since 1536, when they were established as a fishing destination.Another phase of colorful history, though short-lived, was during American Prohibition, when the islands were a major staging point for liquor.

This photo is of the Cathedral,which just dates from 1907—the original one, built in 1690, burned down in 1902. Taken on a Sunday morning of course, as the islanders are mostly devout Catholics.

Taken in the summer of 1966
Exakta 35mm. SLR, 50mm. Biotar lens
Kodachrome ASA10 film

Scanned in 2004 with a Canoscan 4000US scanner

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Talk about simple and straightforward. Good one, George!

  • Yes, very much in tune with the landscape as well. Rugged islands,but with a wild beauty..probably much like the outer Hebrides from what I’ve seen in pictures.

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    Marvellous capture, George. An interesting old church, indeed. And the summer of ’66? I was still running around Edinburgh!

    And, if you wish, could you please add this to CHPS.

    Thanks!

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks Mike..I was travelling in N.L at the time and took time out to go to the islands. I was there for St.Jean Baptiste Day, a nice holiday celebration. I’ll post some of them too. I’ll add it to CHPS..I was going to, but the islands are not Canadian so bypassed it. But it is pretty close, a ton of Newfoundlanders go over all the time.Great place for a PARTY!!!! Believe it!!

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogalmost 4 years ago

    !Wonderful George, and a nice bit of history too!

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for accepting and glad you liked it!

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogalmost 4 years ago

  • Now that’s a great surprise..two features together..thanks so much, really appreciated!!!!

    – George Cousins

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