The Rooms houses the provincial art gallery, museum and archives in St. John's, Newfoundland. You can find out more by visiting The Rooms
offical website. The Rooms also has a lovely cafe with a view of the
harbour. It's crowded in summer time, but a great place to have lunch
The Rooms is also a hub of events and activities. I took this photo
during the annual Mummers' Parade in 2011. If you're wondering what a
Mummer is, here's the website that explains about our annual Mummers Festival.
You can also watch a video of the 2011 parade as it moves from Bishop
Feild School through my neighbourhood to The Rooms. Mummering is part
of an old English house visiting Christmas tradition that was carried
Newfoundland and Labrador. It's something like a cross between
Hallow'een and Christmas with music and dancing and treats.
Newfoundlanders love a joke and some of the mummer's costumes are laugh
out loud funny. Can you guess what this mummer is dressed as?
If you watched the video about the Mummer's Parade, you saw them walk through Bannerman Park, so let's make that our next stop.