Now we come to St. John's, the colourful capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador.
V1: We'll start by looking back to where we've just come from - well not quite - Cape Spear is just out of the picture to the left. We're on top of Signal Hill (where Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal in 1901), The Narrows lies beneath us and Fort Amherst lighthouse guides ships safely home at the entrance, you can also see the remnants of the wartime gun emplacement below it.
V2 & 3: This shows the core of the city, the two main structures to be seen are the Basillica Cathedral of St.John the Baptist with its twin towers, this was the most prominent feature of the city until "The Rooms" was built almost alongside it. This huge structure is supposed to replicate the rooms that were a feature of all fishing communities at one time, these were a cluster of steep roofed buildings where families gathered to process the catch, and just generally socialise. This new structure gathers the Newfoundland Archives, Art Gallery and Museum in one place, there is a soaring atrium which (in my opinion) is an awful waste of space, and is the major reason for what I don't like about it, its sheer size, totally out of scale I think. Having said that, it's an interesting place to visit and affords a great view out over the harbour, as V4 & 5 show.
V6: Quidi Vidi village was a fishing community nestled behind Signal Hill (that's it back right), it has it's own narrow opening to the sea. I say 'was' as its more 'arty' now!
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