Recently I visited a reconstructed site of a typical fishing outpost set in the early 1800s. With the impressive scenery of Newfoundland as its backdrop, it is almost impossible for it to not be beautiful. It was simplicity at its best, showcasing the bare essentials needed for living. Going back to the basics, everything in the interior was contructed using wood. Even though decor was not a priority, the minimalism of materials draws attentions to the various textures. An aestetic that is currently sought, it is interesting to see it conveyed perfectly when only function was considered. The Random Passage site is found in New Bonaventure, Newfoundland.