MODERN BAYMAN Magazine

MODERN BAYMEN Magazine

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On 26 September, 1907, Edward VII, By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, declared the Colony of Newfoundland, having enjoyed responsible government since 1854, the status of an independent Dominion within the British Empire. The change of name shifted the official title of Newfoundland from the ‘Colony of Newfoundland’ to the ‘Dominion of Newfoundland’.

Archival Moments | Selections from the archives, live from St. John’s, NL

Unlike other dominions, and quite unique in history, the government of Newfoundland in 1934 voted to abandon self-government in favor of direct rule from London, becoming the rare entity to reject independence in favor of being governed by someone else.

In 1949 Newfoundland became a province of Canada.

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seventh-crow:

sometimes, during weeks like this, when I’m not sure what I’m doing or who I’m trying to be anymore, it is hard to not be there.
something about the salt air, and beautiful epic land and seascapes, make all of that not matter. you just know who you are and where you came from when the wind brushes your face, and your boots dig in to familiar soil.
i need something. I’m just not sure what that is.

Dart in the bake

seventh-crow:

sometimes, during weeks like this, when I’m not sure what I’m doing or who I’m trying to be anymore, it is hard to not be there.

something about the salt air, and beautiful epic land and seascapes, make all of that not matter. you just know who you are and where you came from when the wind brushes your face, and your boots dig in to familiar soil.

i need something. I’m just not sure what that is.

Dart in the bake

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therealmrskelley:

My grandpa is from a town called Dildo, Newfoundland and he and my grandma were just back visiting and she brought us back a shirt and hat that say Captain Dildo on the front 😂👍

therealmrskelley:

My grandpa is from a town called Dildo, Newfoundland and he and my grandma were just back visiting and she brought us back a shirt and hat that say Captain Dildo on the front 😂👍

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oneimageatatime:

The Queen’s Battery - St. John’s NL - 2014
The oldest city in North America.
The fortification of Signal Hill began during the Napoleonic Wars. Queen’s, Wallace’s, Waldegrave, Duke of York’s, Quidi Vidi Pass and Carronade Batteries date from this period. Thomas Hawke Hill was the place of ultimate retreat for the garrison at Forts William and Townsend. An impressive show of strength here in 1796 deterred a French fleet, under Admiral de Richery.New barracks were built at the Queen’s Battery and the summit in the 1830s, and the hill was fortified again during the American Civil War. In the First World War a contingent of Newfoundland Legion of Frontiersmen manned Fort Waldegrave in the Narrows. During the Second World War, the United States maintained anti-aircraft artillery, coastal defence guns and a mobile battery on the Hill.~from Parks Canada - http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/signalhill/natcul/histor.aspx

oneimageatatime:

The Queen’s Battery - St. John’s NL - 2014

The oldest city in North America.

The fortification of Signal Hill began during the Napoleonic Wars. Queen’s, Wallace’s, Waldegrave, Duke of York’s, Quidi Vidi Pass and Carronade Batteries date from this period. Thomas Hawke Hill was the place of ultimate retreat for the garrison at Forts William and Townsend. An impressive show of strength here in 1796 deterred a French fleet, under Admiral de Richery.

New barracks were built at the Queen’s Battery and the summit in the 1830s, and the hill was fortified again during the American Civil War. In the First World War a contingent of Newfoundland Legion of Frontiersmen manned Fort Waldegrave in the Narrows. During the Second World War, the United States maintained anti-aircraft artillery, coastal defence guns and a mobile battery on the Hill.

~from Parks Canada - http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/signalhill/natcul/histor.aspx

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maryandbetty:

A day at the park

Saturday was a perfect day. Sunny and clear and warm. A few of my friends decided we should spend the afternoon in Bannerman Park.

It’s usually a busy spot with lots of people and dogs. I was a little nervous what it might be like taking Betty along for the picnic but it turned out great! I couldn’t let her off leash because there’s no real fenced area and the park is near a lot of busy roads, but Betty was more then happy bouncing around on our blankets. After the initial body wiggling excitement she even settled down enough to sit and watch the other dogs and people go by. :)

At the end of the day she was so tuckered out she fell a sleep on my shoulder. I don’t think I could have asked for a better day!