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Dominion Cape Breton, a Heritage Community in Nova Scotia, Canada

Dominion is an incorporated community on the East coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Indian Bay), founded in 1906. Originally it was part of the Dominion Coal Company  and the small population living here was involved in coal mining.

Today the village is mainly a heritage, historic and touristic place, very interesting to visit.

Here are two photos I took in 2013 reminding of the old times when this community was a more prosperous place. I digitally altered the images to give them a vintage look and patina.

This is the Dominion Heritage School House Museum, preserved as a historic building.

Dominion Cape Breton old school - vintage digital art by Tatiana Travelways

… and here is a framed version of it, ready to be hung on the wall

Old School in Dominion Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

I have also photographed some historic, mining artifacts in this place, that I will post later.

I learned however that in 18th century, Dominion and the surrounding area were also inhabited by fishermen and farmers coming from France (Acadia) and Spain (Basque Country).

Here is the old fishery – another interesting building I saw in Dominion Cape Breton. I couldn’t find any information on this, so I have no idea if it’s still functioning or not… I thought however that the red classic wooden buildings on the blue background of the water and the reflections looked nice, so I got the shot 🙂 I also digitally enhanced it for a vintage feel…

Dominion fisheries, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - Vintage poster by Tatiana Travelways

The image is also available as art print at Fine Art America and here is what it can look like as an acrylic print version of it:

Dominion Fisheries Acrylic Print by Tatiana Travelways

As always, I invite you to click on the images for more information on these prints.

Nova Scotia is full of interesting history and it can take years to visit and see all its beauty and hidden jewels. I’ve seen some of them, so stay tuned for more pictures to come 🙂

Posted in RDP #69: Community

BlueNose is the Champion, Icon and Ambassador of Nova Scotia says the official website that describes this famous Canadian symbol.

Bluenose II is a replica of the original schooner that was launched in 1921 and used for fishing and racing – undefeated in international competitions for 17 years.

Bluenose II skooner in Lunenburg, Canada by Tatiana Travelways

This ship still sails in the Atlantic Ocean waters of Nova Scotia, and my husband and I took a sailing cruise on it in 2008, too – what a great experience! We were even allowed to take the helm for a while, under supervision of course… In the first place I thought it was not a big deal, but I was wrong… the water was rough and the boat big and heavy 🙂  – if you are interested taking a cruise, here are details on the schedule.

BTW: I’m proud to say that I sold a big canvas print of this picture awhile ago – Thank you buyer from Gladstone, MI! 🙂

Blue Nose II Nova Scotia, Canvas Print by Tatiana Travelways

The schooner’s home-place is Lunenburg, NS, but sometimes the ship also comes to Halifax, like for the Tall Ship festival, for example. I think that these kind of events, and also all the sailing and fishing boats floating along the coast, gave Nova Scotia the name of “Canada’s Ocean Playground” – you can see this on all the license plates of this Canadian Province.

Here is a picture of the the boat anchored in Lunenburg harbor on a cold foggy day in September

Bluenose II in Luneburg, Nova Scotia in a foggy September day, by Tatiana travelways

You can tell that I love boats and Atlantic Canada, and not only in Newfoundland 🙂

Here are two more versions of the famous Bluenose II in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Bluenose II schooner vertical by Tatiana Travelways
Buenose schooner II - vertical framed by Tatiana Travelways

Click on the images for options on print types, sizes and prices.


Want to eat an apple? I’ll tell you how the easiest way 🙂

I’m not saying that you don’t know how to do it, but just in case, I made this poster with 9 easy steps, clearly shown. Everything it’s so much more feasible when it’s explained and especially when a schema is available… Right? 🙂

Here it is – don’t rush, but take your time…

How to eat an apple in 9 easy steps - poster by Tatiana Travelways

I made it for a contest in a photography group. The moderator didn’t like the black background, but I didn’t change it – I think that the whole process on how to eat an apple is much more visible on black than on white, making the pieces standing out… what do you think?

Now, I don’t really know what was in my head when I made this poster so small, but if you want to keep it as reference, you can still have it. It will fit well above the counter of your kitchen, for example – this way you will be able to treat yourself with a healthy apple anytime, with no worries 😉

So, click on the image for more info! it is also available as art print for your tote bag, or decorative items in your home, so you can have it handy every time you need it…

Eat and apple - framed art print poster by Tatiana Travelways

More posters will come, so keep an eye on the “Quick Displays” section of this blog…

Oh, I almost forgot: this was a special organic apple that I bought at the Byward market in Ottawa, Canada, and the hardest part of the project was done by my husband who ate it – he’s the vegan of the family 🙂

Red Apples at the Byward Market in Ottawa, Canada by Tatiana Travelways… and if you really like red apples here is a big basket for you, from the same market, ready to hang in your dining room – I’m sure it will add some “Zest” to it… – Just click on it and you can have it all 🙂

Basket of red apples at the market in Ottawa, Canada - Framed print by Tatiana Travelways

Posted in WP challenges for:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Treat

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

RDP #74: Zest



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