During the spring and summer months, the pretty natural harbour which the town of Fleur de Lys was built around would hum with activity - from before daybreak until sunset. Fishing was the town's livelihood and this community lived and breathed it for twelve months of the year for several centuries.
In 1992 when the cod moratorium was brought into effect, life changed dramatically for the residents of Fleur de Lys - a whole traditional way of life was changed for this centuries old community. Many families moved away in search of an alternative living.
Today the town of Fleur de Lys which is located at the end of Highway 410, forms part of the Dorset Trail. One of the main attractions in the town is the Dorset Soapstone Quarry which is a National Historic Site. The site was quarried by the Dorset People and possibly even the Maritime Archaic People who used the soft mineral found in the cliff face for making cooking pots, bowls and lamps.
Steps leading down towards a shed at a picnic reserve during sunset in the town of Fleur de Lys, Dorset Trail, Highway 410, Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 5/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 21mm.
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