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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Monochrome Monday Maniac
This is at Britannia Heritage Shipyards in a section of Richmond, BC, called Steveston. At the turn of the twentieth century, Steveston was the busiest fishing port in the world, with fifteen salmon canneries, six hotels, numerous saloons and gambling dens, and up to fourteen windjammers simultaneously loading canned salmon for world markets. On a Saturday night, 10,000 people thronged the boardwalks, including Native Indians, Japanese, Chinese, European immigrants, and sailors from the seven seas. The nine remaining buildings of this shipyard are the oldest remaining structures on the mighty Fraser River. You can read more about this heritage site here. My photo was originally in colour, but then I decided it would probably look more authentic in black and white, so I switched it. Then I thought I'd try it in sepia tones, and I like that even better. Click on the photo to enlarge it. What do you think?
Posted by Leslie: at 7:47 PM