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I haven’t been out shooting new images much lately. Good thing I have a practically endless backlog of stuff* I never posted.

This is a pano, stitched together from four images, of an important historical location in Nova Scotia: it’s the place where first group of Acadians were deported by the British. That deportation, or le grand dérangement, lasted from 1755–1764. You may be familiar with the story from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Evangeline”, (and this is way less likely) from the 1929 silent film of the same name.

But anyway, we went to the place and wandered among the ghosts of families that were torn apart.

near Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.27.2015

*Calling it an archive seems way, way too pretentious.

Pulpit View


If you want to know more about the Covenanters’ Church, Wikipedia can explain it.

I was the only one inside the place. And that pulpit, accessible via a steep and narrow staircase, was too tempting to resist. It just occurs to me that maybe steep and narrow staircases inside churches could be a metaphor. Those straight-laced founders of the place, who segregated men and women during the services, probably didn’t imagine a day when a woman could ascend to the pulpit. Even if she was just there to make a few photos.

Covenanters’ Church
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.26.2015

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