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Old Buildings in Port Union, Newfoundland

By Theplaceswevebeen @petenewbury

Once again, I have to apologize for my absence. We are in the middle of moving, so we are packing, surfing the classifieds and traveling to our new destination.

I have been enjoying taking photos around Newfoundland. It seems that around every corner there is something worth taking a photo of. The photos in this post are from a small town called Port Union.

Old Buildings in Port Union, Newfoundland
As you can tell by its name, it is a union town. In fact, it is one of the few union built towns in North America. The town was built between 1916-1921 by the Fisherman’s Protective Union and their first leader, Sir William Ford Coaker.

The community has begun a restoration project to bring back some of the town’s former glory. In the summer time these buildings are a tourist attraction. The buildings I chose to take photos of have not been restored as of yet. I am somewhat drawn to old, delapitated structures and their peeling paint, and that’s why I took some shots of these old buildings.

Old Buildings in Port Union, Newfoundland
Old Buildings in Port Union, Newfoundland
I plan on returning to Port Union in the summer and checking out some of the restored buildings. If you would like to check out how this community is bringing their historic past back to life, please check out www.historicportunion.com.


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