Photographer's Note

This is the Historic St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland.

What you're looking at is a typical street intersection in downtown, the locals call these streets Jelly Bean Row.

There are countless numbers of them, running parallel and intersecting eachother like a colourful maze. I could easily upload dozens of these photos, but it would get tiresome after a while!

These homes are built in the early 1800's, and you will see a mixture of renovated and run-down homes, all intertwined.

As for the powerlines, personally i think they add a natural flavour, but thats my opinion. I feel it adds to the old time charm.

The true story as to how these homes got their colour is simple....the fisherman who lived here in the 1800's would use left over paint from their boats to paint their homes. The tradition continues today, to honour the past, as home owners want to preserve the vivid and sometimes strange colour combos.

Just for your interest, the yellow house in the middle is actually a bed and breakfast.

All i can say is, you must visit St. John's one day!


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Additional Photos by craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8390 W: 85 N: 20961] (92637)
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