Walter Bibikow has recently returned from Nova Scotia in North Eastern Canada capturing the barren and wild beauty of this Atlantic region of Canada: beautiful coastal landscapes, lighthouses on rocky outcrops and small fishing villages, all quintessential of this region.
From the photographer, Walter Bibikow:
Folk art abounds, with renewed interest in the painter Maud Lewis after the appearance of the award-winning film ‘Maudie’ with Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. You can see her tiny and wonderfully painted house at the big art museum in Halifax and visit a painstakingly made and wonderfully painted replica standing outside the great scallop fishing port of Digby. Driving around the south the views of the Atlantic go on forever. Peggy’s Cove has fewer fisherfolk and more tourists than I remember from back in the day, but the chowder is still excellent. Lunenburg still has its ships including the famous schooner ‘Bluenose’ that visits us down in Gloucester from time to time. These days the town also has a distillery that makes the most exquisite pear brandy sold with a pear grown right in the bottle. Yarmouth’s ferry port is still busy and the town has some wonderful and quirky museums to visit when it rains and, oh yes, it rains often! Fall is a beautiful time, huge storms, high seas, fabulous skies. The blueberry fields all red ‘work’ well with the yellow and orange of the autumn hardwoods. The world’s highest tides of the Bay of Fundy continue to amaze. As they say ‘Downeast’, it’s all ‘finest kind’!