Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Privy

A few years ago, or I should say many years ago, when I was just starting out in photography, a fellow by the name of Sherman Hines put out a book about the Outhouses of Atlantic Canada. I thought that was sort of a novel idea at the time. The photographs were excellent, and were a real primer in lighting and composition. While I have no such ambitions, I did come across this building that had a sign over the door. It read, King's Navy Yard Privy. It was much more elegant than those old weather beaten wooden outhouses in Mr. Hines book. I thought at first that it was just a building that was open only in the tourist season of the year. But no, it indeed was open, and very well maintained also.......thank God.


Anonymous said...

Dave, you'll want to return there in the height of the summer. A lot of wedding couples have the photo's done there it's so beautiful and serene. I was born in around that area also. Not really a reason to return there, just another little useless tidbit. Terri

David c.h. Brown said...

Hi Terri,
Thanks for looking in. I plan to return to this area again, as I think it has a lot of photographic potential. I can imagine that it is well used for weddings, etc.. Thanks, Dave