Downtown St. John's. Locally pronounced 'Sin John's'. My favourite part of the city.
You can walk from one end to the other in about 15 minutes. The oldest English-founded city in North America. Population- just over 210,000 souls.
I used to work in the downtown core. Loved everything about it, with the exception of the parking; my workday began with me trying to find a parking spot at about 7 am. Then I started carpooling. Much better! Kinda like having a chauffeur. Sweet.
I went downtown last week to get a cake from The Rocket. I heard there was a cruise ship in the harbour, so I brought my camera along. Rumour was true: the Marina, in town for half a day. Just enough time to shock the travelers with our tax rate. 13%. We feel your pain. We have to live with it 365 days a year. Come back next year and it will be up to 15%...yet again.
I've included a few photos below of the Marina, taken with my Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS USM lens.
Walking through the office doors of the John Cabot building was almost always breathtaking; the only exceptions were when the fog was as thick as pea soup, in which case you could not see much past the hand in front of you.
The view from my current office is not as breathtaking when I first arrive in the morning, but it is mobile so the potential is endless. Including St. John's Harbour, should I get the urge to wander down and get some sweets at The Rocket.