Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
May 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm
Great photos. When I went to NYC Liberty Island was my favourite place. The last photo reminds me of when my home town was a shipbuilding area and huge ships would be poised there at the end of an average street. But I wonder who the mysterious woman is in the first picture, she looks like a great character.
May 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm
The site of a ship standing at the end of your street must have been quite something! I agree that the woman is quite intriguing. I’m wondering if she is connected somehow to an official, an engineer … someone connected to the project. I imagine the parts of the monument, particularly the face, would have been not readily accessible to the general public. But then I’m sifting the photo through 2014 cynicism. Maybe people didn’t worry about vandalism in 1886.