The streets of old St Johns are very picturesque, and the range of colours has to be seen to be believed!
St John's is famous for many things - apparently it's the oldest city in North America, with the earliest map showing its existence in 1519. Whilst it is rainiest/cloudiest/foggiest/snowiest and windiest of any Canadian city perhaps unsurprisingly it also has the highest number of bars per capita - so even if the weather prevents you from taking any pictures, at least you can console yourself by sinking a few pints with the friendly locals ;)
Most of modern St John's came into existence after the Great Fire of 1892 which laid waste to much of the old city.
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adam (860) 2003-05-25 4:09
It's interesting that the homes are right next to each other, yet have such different colors. You've captured this perfectly, as the perspective leading downwards to the right and crispness is spot-on.
dovi (1068) 2003-05-25 6:37
Great sharpness and beautiful colors weldone!
Aegean (2571) 2003-05-25 8:10
I think "adam" said it all...This is a great shot of a wonderfull place...
Grae (22) 2003-05-25 14:43
Fabulous shot, nice and crisp, very colourful and well balanced. Shame about the power lines, but what can you do, without a chainsaw that is.
Luko (13998) 2003-05-25 16:19
beautiful colors and crispness in this shot with a perspective providing a nice downhill feeling, love the sky soft texture and olors, it's technically near to perfect.
However : ghost town? who killed all the people there? someone on the doorstep or peering through the window would have really humanized the image.
Branislav (8) 2003-05-26 2:43
Beautiful place. Very nice colours & composition. Excellent shot!
xevi (511) 2003-06-06 9:23
Very nice shot, the color composition is extremely good and it's also very good framed. Great job!!
Riod (208) 2003-06-25 11:49
This photo brings back memories! Way back in 1961 or 62 I was stationed at the Argentsia (I think that is spelled close to right) Naval Base. The colors of St. Johns were brilliant then as they are now. You have captured the city just as it is. This is a very pleasing image. I think the bright colors are used to brighten up a usually gloomy, cloudy , rainy locale.
emax (919) 2003-10-23 17:53
I have seen your critic on the similar photo of 'bullybeef53'. It's true, you are all two had problems with the cables. This pic is more completed, because they don't have the cars in front of the houses, and a group of hauses does not end with one house outside from the group.
sykonico (783) 2003-10-26 7:42
I was fortunate enough to spend a year in Newfoundland, and this view is definitly a 'classic'. Good job.
maciekda (19891) 2004-01-11 4:44
wow, what a beautiful small street, you captured its beauty really well, good composition, subtle colors, good work
faganrodney (489) 2007-10-16 16:03
Very well done, brings back memories, as I grew up in the downtown area of St.John's. I agree with Riod, many colors to brighten the common overcast days, but it also reflects the colorful personality of many of the people that own these homes. I came upon this photo from a critique you made on another NL photo, glad that you took the time as I may have missed this one. Regards Rodney
- Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) (2274)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-09-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC-F505V
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rainbow of rowhouses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-05-25 0:03
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