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    Posted: 21 June 2022 at 12:11
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Saint John's on the island of Newfoundland is the most easterly town of the North American continent and played an important military role in WW2 when it was the marine base from where the convoy escort vessels departed to protect all the merchant ships from Nazi U-boat attacks.

It's mainly known for its many "Jellybean Houses" and is still an offshore support and fishing harbour


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Let's start with a statue for the famous dog breed named after the island "the Newfoundlander"



A row of jellybean shops



Pastel jellybeans



And a bright yellow one sprinkled in



One other characteristic of St John's (or actually all of the island) is the abundance of overhead electricity and telephone wires



Offshore support ships in the harbour



Here you can buy fresh fish straight off the boat



Canadian Coast guard vessel and station


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That's a colorful first entry for this place - the jellybean houses are great!

TFS, Pieter! Hoping for more to come!
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Never heard of it before, but very nice to explore through your eyes Pieter!
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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

That's a colorful first entry for this place - the jellybean houses are great!

TFS, Pieter! Hoping for more to come!


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A colorful start. looking forward to the next part.
And I think they used the wrong dog for the statue. Is THAT a newfoundlander?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2022 at 10:16
Thanks for the comments gentlemen, I've only been there a day and a half so my collection is somewhat limited, but I have some more to share

Yes Domien, "that" is a Newfoundlander, probably modeled a bit on the skinny side or just groomed so the thick fur they normally have is not as voluminous (or in the wet state as a true rescue dog)

Newfoundland is part of the province Newfoundland and Labrador, so the other provincial dog was honoured with a statue as well



These colourful beer chairs are put up all over the island, even on a small field next to the cemetery



Cemeteries are plentyful with many old graves. I think the abundance of free land might have something to do with that



The Yellowbelly beer brewery and pub in the St John's city center



Reflections



Even some letterboxes honour the Jellybean style



Another yellow example



A bit further from the city center a few smaller mansions can be seen


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Great set, again, Pieter!
The "beer chairs" are usually called "Adirondack chairs" or "Westport chairs" - due to their origin - but I think you already knew that.

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A not so final resting place next to a final one, nice.
Nice set Pieter, love the colourfull houses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2022 at 20:05
Signal Hill is a hill which overlooks the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Mostly a National Historic Site. The highest point, Ladies' Lookout, above Cabot Tower, is 167 metres (548 ft) high. The community of The Battery lies on the slope of the hill overlooking the Harbour.
Due to its strategic placement overlooking the Narrows, the only entrance to the harbor, fortifications date back to the mid 17th century.


Cabot tower on top of Signal Hill, as seen from St John's at the foot of the hill

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Signal Hill and Cabot tower as seen from the downtown St John's harbour



Cabot Tower



A little below the top lies "The Queen's Battery" defending the harbour entrance



On the other side of the harbour entrance lies Fort Amherst and a lighthouse



View from Signal Hill over the harbour and downtown St John's



On the flanks of Signal Hill, below the Queen's battery lies a community also called "The Battery"


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