Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 192: Quidi Vidi

Day 191: Quidi Vidi, originally uploaded by susanvg.

At one time there were several tiny coastal villages near St. John's – now they have morphed into one city of about 150,000. However, on the edges you can still find vestiges of what once was. This is on the edge of Quidi Vidi, a few fishing homes. Fishing has been curtailed in this area because of the decline in cod stocks, but it is still the way of life for many people here.

St. John's is part picturesque, part depressed, part new. In the centre of the city there are some brand new office buildings and some older ones that are boarded up or badly in need of repair. Just up from the main streets is a residential area with colourful homes. Each street looks different as the colours of the houses is so varied. No two neighbours have houses the same colour. St. John's is built on hills so you can see the coloured houses marching up. Lots of walking and lots of climbing – I'm getting in better shape.

St. John's Newfoundland

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