St. John's Harbour ©

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The City of St. John’s is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is the largest city in the province, and the second largest in Atlantic Canada after the City of Halifax in Nova Scotia. Being the oldest English-founded city in North America, it is located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the Island of Newfoundland.

The island was claimed as an English colony in the name of Elizabeth I in 1583. In 1665, it was temporarily captured by the Dutch and attacked three times by the French who captured and destroyed its settlements in 1689 and 1707. The City of St John’s was re-taken each time and re-fortified. British forces used the fortifications at the city during the Seven Years War in North America, the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. St. John’s also served the needs of the allied forces in World War ll by providing an air base for the US Army Air Corps and a harbour for anti-submarine warfare ships. Lots of history here.

I took this shot from the top of one of the hills overlooking the entire city and leading to Signal Hill (images of which to come later). In trekking through this hill, in a day after a snow storm hit the city, I miscalculated the depth of the snow in certain areas (especially when you can still see grasses on the surface). I did take more than a few wrong steps and ended up to my waist in almost 2 feet of snow and wet slush. Apparently, I was walking in the middle of a stream under me!!! My feet, legs, knees, pants and shoes were all wet and cold, but luckily, my camera survived the fall (LOL).

Hope you like this image.

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  • Chris Brunton
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  • Warren  Patten
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  • Elfriede Fulda
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  • Lucinda Walter
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  • BrendaForsey
  • BrendaForsey
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
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