WAM June 30-July 1 Diane O'Mara
You might call it an early case of restorative justice. A scrolled romanesque fresco painted on the ballroom ceiling at Government House in St. John's by Alexander Pindikowsky. Pindikowsky was from Poland and in 1880 he ran afoul of the law. Realizing he was a talented painter, the governor of the day made painting frescoes at government buildings part of Pindokowsky's sentence. Diane O'Mara is the senior tour guide at Government House. When I heard of this story I immediately had to find out more, so I met up with Diane in the ballroom at Government House.
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