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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    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.

    Queens Square




    (sorry about the piecing)



    Kings Square





    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.

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    These are great! I knew a guy once who lived there; he always said it was a great city.

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    I live there now.

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    Looks great!! But, geez...that place may be too far north even for me.

    I love the brick rowhouse scale. Must have been a very important and wealthy place in the late 19th century.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    SJ is my hometown. Now that I'm in western Canada, I can certainly appreciate the history. As a blue-collar port city, Saint John is also a little rough around the edges (in a good way). Great pics... go back in the summer or fall it's even better.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    Looks great!! But, geez...that place may be too far north even for me.

    I love the brick rowhouse scale. Must have been a very important and wealthy place in the late 19th century.
    Here are a few more [pics you might like then



    Quote Originally posted by Iron ring
    As a blue-collar port city, Saint John is also a little rough around the edges (in a good way).





    More pics to follow.
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    Great pictures, donk! Any shots of the reversing falls?
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    Quote Originally posted by DecaturHawk
    Great pictures, donk! Any shots of the reversing falls?

    Sorry none on this trip. The high tide times (by the look of the tide early am) and my lack of a vehicle were not conducive to getting any pictures.

    It is not too impressive anyways.
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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Sorry none on this trip. The high tide times (by the look of the tide early am) and my lack of a vehicle were not conducive to getting any pictures.

    It is not too impressive anyways.
    At any one point in time it really isn't much to see. It's only somewhat interesting if you can get out there to see the river rushing out to sea at low tide, then comeback a few hours later to see the river rushing back "up-stream" at high tide. In either case it's not something that gets captured very well in a photo.

    Anymore pictures of the waterfront walkway (Harbour Passage). I believe it's been extended since I was last there. They've made a point to use it to show case the "working port", as opposed to many waterfronts focused on beaches or natural themes, which I find interesting.

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    Quote Originally posted by Iron Ring
    Anymore pictures of the waterfront walkway (Harbour Passage). I believe it's been extended since I was last there. They've made a point to use it to show case the "working port", as opposed to many waterfronts focused on beaches or natural themes, which I find interesting.
    The Harbour Passage is an interesting project to provide access to an area where people really are not supposed to go.







    Plus a few of Market Square.









    And a few more of Uptown for good measure



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    Just some Saint John facts I found for y'all

    Approximately 6,000 of Saint John's 27,000 buildings qualify to be placed on Canada's National Registry of historic buildings. To date this registry contains only 12,800 buildings, making Saint John an important part of Canadian heritage.


    Saint John has one of the highest child poverty rates in all of Canada. An estimated 27% of the population of Saint John lives in poverty, representing more than 19,000 individuals, of which 8,300 are children under the age of 18.

    (Note from me- probably cause the vast majority of people who work in SJ that actually make money live in the VERY affluent towns of Rothesay & Quispamsis, collectively called the Kennebecasis Valley. Rothesay is NB's richest municipality and Quispamsis is 3rd (of 103 total). Both have almost no sign of poverty

    Saint John has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in all of Canada.

    Saint John is Canada's third fattest city, following St. Catharines and Regina.

    (nice!)

    Saint John pumps nearly 6 billion litres of raw sewage into its own harbour each year (16 million litres each day). Which also happens to be the Bay of Fundy. Which also happens to be the Atlantic Ocean.

    (ew!)

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