Spirit of Place: St. John's, The Avalon and the English Shore by John Robert McQuarrieSpirit of Place: St. John's, The Avalon and the English Shore by John Robert McQuarrie

Spirit of Place: St. John's, The Avalon and the English Shore

Photographed byJohn Robert McQuarrie

Paperback | June 1, 2013

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Here is St. John’s as you have never seen her before. You will be present at her birth over 500 years ago and, from the comfort of your favourite chair, witness her growth through more than five centuries.  An intimate portrait of many of the places that define the city, her businesses, culture, recreation, architecture, parks and people.  And you will tour the seminal communities and attractions throughout the province that make Newfoundland and Labrador the unique province it has become today. Along the way you will gain an understanding of just why fishing and cod are so much a part of every Newfoundlander’s DNA.<_o3a_p>

John McQuarrie is an Ottawa-based photographer whose major clients have included Coors, Marlboro, McDonnell-Douglas and Lockheed.  But his real passion is producing coffee table books. His earlier works focused on the Canadian Air Force from the Second World War to the Gulf War and the Canadian Armed Forces in their role as Peacekeeper...
Title:Spirit of Place: St. John's, The Avalon and the English ShoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 12 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 2013Publisher:John McQuarrie PhotographyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894673646

ISBN - 13:9781894673648

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From the Author

With today’s digital cameras and tools like Photoshop and Quark Express (book design software) now exceeding the traditional superiority of film, life as a photographer is better than ever.  For well over 20 years these tools and a bit of luck have allowed me to have a working environment that is more enjoyable than any vacation I might decide to take; golf being the only exception. In 2006 I added a 28 foot, Sea Ray sport cruiser to this toolbox and it has been both home and studio on the water, allowing me to wake up on various waterways throughout eastern Ontario.  Books on the Rideau Canal, Trent-Severn Waterway, Muskoka and the 1000 Islands have been kind enough to repay me with an exquisite collection of memories in addition to looking after my mortgage and whisky expenses.  And if you think that producing these books is simply a matter of travelling around by car, plane and boat, enjoying all the locales central to each theme – with no real work to be done – then you are remarkably perceptive and have it about right.John McQuarrie