Six years ago, I went to Fredericton — our province’s capital — visited the legislature building, amongst several other places. At that time, I had just purchased my life’s first DSLR camera, a Nikon D60. I came back with one photo I really liked; a spiral staircase.
I’ve often seen about that picture go by in my files, and as the years have gone by, I’ve thought about how I would have taken it differently today. A friend and I had planned a trip to Fredericton now, last week, to check out an art supply store that supposedly had started to carry fountain pens and inks. I suggested to her, that we visit the legislature building, because I still had that spiral staircase in mind.
Not all that much autumn leaves left, after all that rainy and windy weather we’ve had, and we’re way past the peak season anyway, but it was still beautiful.
We were extremely lucky to get a parking spot right outside the legislature, we went through the security control, and already in the lobby I spotted the spiral staircase! What I’d forgotten over time, was that on the floor, in the centre under the stairs, was a small sculpture placed … some little guy, holding a lamp! I’d planned to — if necessary — lay down on my back and shoot straight up. Not a chance! This was a heavy sculpture, made of some metal and securely attached to the floor. Anyway, I got my picture 🙂
Not much different from my old one, but I still like that staircase. Took quite a few other pictures in there — here are a few more:
When we were about to leave, the friendly guard asked if we were going for lunch, and pointed us to restaurant we’d never had noticed otherwise. It was located in a small, brick building, which used to be the courthouse in old days. We had a scrumptious lunch before going to that store.
Their selection of fountain pens was ‘limited’, to say the least, but they were very nice there. I only bought some ink cartridges for the only reason it’s a limited edition and it’s sold out everywhere else.