Saturday, August 5, 2023

St. John's, Newfoundland: The Historic Downtown

 St. John's is a lively, fun, city. Founded in the 1600's, with a population today of roughly 100,000 people, it is the provincial capitol of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

                               Narrow lanes, steep hills, and plenty of steps--and worth every one!

To become an honorary Newfoundlander, you must participate in a Screechers ceremony, which involves learning to a bit of the local dialect, kissing--yes, kissing--a dead cod, and drinking a shot of rum. Maybe two.


                          Some streets are pedestrian only and wildly popular during the summer months. 

Plenty of restaurants, with outdoor seating, during the summer. As one might expect, the seafood is spectacular.

                                                     A memorial to those who perished in war.


A statute in memory of Terry Fox, who in 1980 ran east-to-west across Canada to raise money for cancer awareness. The young man had already lost a let to cancer!

                                 A successful civic campaign resulted in many brightly colored homes. 

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