Torbay: details

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One of my favorite parts about living in Newfoundland, is the lengthy history of the place. The city of St. John's was technically established in 1583! It's sort of mind-blowing.

Recently I took a trip to the town (soon to be suburb?) of Torbay, and had a chance to see some lovely hand painting on the Torbay Fire Dept. equipment (that truck is originally from the 1940s!) as well as some gorgeous stained glass doors and windows. The glass pieces are now part of the walls of the Torbay Museum, and were donated from St. Michael’s Convent which was open from 1865 to 1986. Of course photos do not quite do them justice, but I love their patterned details. They're inspiring. I think the world might be a brighter place if such detail and craftmanship was more common.

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