Grande Grave, a village of fishermen with hillside.
The independent fishermen enjoy an economic statute since they have their barge and their low register. They work with their family core and they are masters of their production which they run out with the market price with which good seems to them. Their small holding is on the edge of bay and they have a batch of strike which gives them access to the sea directly. The installations of Xavier Blanchette to Grande Grave, today in the Forillon park, are typical of such a property.
At the end of the XIX E century and at the beginning of the XX , from May to October, Grande Grave* knowed an intense activity. Under the omnipresent control of two powerful companies of fishing, hundreds of families established along the coast and the seasonal workers would capture cod and transformed it into salt-dried product,
The famous “Gaspé Cure” massively exported in Italy, Spain and in the Antilles.
*Grande Grave: pebble beach where one made dry cod.
House of Felix BLANCHETTE, a fishing peasant
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weetrees (79) 2010-01-19 4:20
lovely composition with the house set slightly to the right of the frame saturation at the higher end but works well for the colours here.
a wee note on any PPW done would be great
good shadows falling across the house
dta (79148) 2010-01-19 4:55
Bonjour Jean ,
Après la jolie chapelle , voici de bien belles maisons colorées . Le point de vue est excellent . Le fait de les décentrer est évidemment bien vu , mais je les trouve un peu trop sur le côté . peut être y avait il un élément génant à droite . Quant aux nuages , ils sont superbes , quoique légèrement sur exposés , mais je ne sais pas comment y remédier .
roljoy (2361) 2010-01-19 10:07
Une très belle petite maison au bord du fleuve St-Laurent, un angle parfaite et couleurs magnifiques.