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Newfoundland 3

By JimV
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!

Thanks foir looking, your interest is very much appreciated by me!

I think they show better large + F11

Tags: General Harbour Basilica Landscape and travel Newfoundland Fort amherst Stjohns The rooms Quidi vidi

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
14 Aug 2010 4:48AM
Great set of images Jim. Interesting and lovely images of Newfoundland..........Sandy
debu 12 India
14 Aug 2010 7:31AM
Lovely set of images.
14 Aug 2010 7:53AM
Wonderful set of images Jim - amazing scenes, well done !

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
14 Aug 2010 8:27AM
A marvellous set of shots, Jim, showing off so well the topography of the area and activities along the water front. There is a remoteness about the area which comes over so well in your images. Very interesting to see.
amazing set, excellent work!
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
14 Aug 2010 12:30PM
An excellent set of coastal scenes Jim, I couldn't pick a favourite here as they are all so good and interesting in their own way. I'm surprised at how bare the grassland is in the surrounding area, you certainly haven't had much rain recently where you are, you are more than welcome to some of ours!
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
14 Aug 2010 10:21PM
A wonderfully illustrated tour of the city, Jim. Such a strange and beautifully isolated place.....and what fine music they make there.
tmann 17 4 2 United States
16 Aug 2010 2:48PM
awesome Jim!!!
Great set but V1 is superb
Mavis 20 143 2 England
17 Aug 2010 7:45AM
A wonderful set of descriptive images Jim . Version 2 shows a great city xx
17 Aug 2010 2:45PM
What a superb series of shots Jim, the one in St Johns bring back memories of our enforced 3 day stay due to problems with the plane on the way back from Toronto, part of the way across the Atlantic when we had to turn.
Would love to go back there again under different circumstances.
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2010 7:42PM
A great set of coastal landscapes Jim, I remember having seen this place before - nice summery images,
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
18 Aug 2010 8:28PM
This is a very interesting series of shots, Jim.
Re. your remark about the price of a printer, it's the same over here, the HP printer that I have just purchased was inc. 2 std, very low capacity, cartridges, and it cost 5 less than two high capacity cartridges. I think that the companies sell the printers cheap and make their money on the, over priced, replacement cartridges.
Caledonia 15 2 Scotland
19 Aug 2010 8:33AM
I was quite taken by these wonderful images of the coast there. It reminds me so strongly of the coast line at Ellenabeich, Seil Island looking over to the Island of Mull.
Cracking group of photos.

AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
21 Aug 2010 6:13PM
It's too hot here to get out, so I'm trying to play catch-up in the gallery today, and wanted to come back and leave a comment on these. What grabs my eye is the clarity of the skies and pristeen waters. And it never ceases to amaze me how this reminds of Western Norway where I hail from.

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