Over teh holidays I visited one of my favourite cities and thought I shoudl share some images with you. As always, if there are specific things you'd like to see, let me know, I probably have 300 images to sort through. I'll be posting some of the harbour area shortly.
A bit of history and facts
Saint John is on the St. John River.
SJ is the oldest incorporated city in Canada
SJ is insanely cheap to live in, and actually has good paying jobs.
Benedict Arnold is a city hero and founder. Could not find his statue.
Now for some images and comments
Saint John's downtown is referred to as Uptown.
To spark development, the city provides foundation credits to deal with blowing the rock. Here is one example of the development that this has promoted
Saint John is a City of Squraes, as a way to provide green space to rown house and walk up dwellers.
(sorry about the piecing)
Saint John has a great city market
SJ has a great heritage preservation area.
Not sure if I really like this infill development, but it was approved by one of the country's experts in the field, so what can I say.
Loyalist House, one of the oldest buildings in Canada. Really shows teh rock formations that have to be blasted into for construction to occur.
Saint John is known as the port city.
The Irving Depot and refineries in the background
The potash terminal.
To capitalize on the port, they have installed a walking trail along teh waterfront.