Saturday, November 18, 2006

A few days in St John's, Newfoundland

While we have now had three summers in the wonder of Newfoundland it was only recently, in mid October, that we finally made it to the east coast, to the capital, St John's. This was keynote duty for a conference funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. We were able to catch up with some old friends and colleagues and meet up with some new ones. Most of the time was taken up with conference activity, but there was enough time to get out and look at the famous colour of St John's, in its flora and its built environment. There was an evening walk around Signal Hill, at the northern head of St John's Harbour, plus a lovely sunny morning spent walking in the city looking at the town's architecture. St John's has a long and colourful history which is reflected in the streets and homes around its centre.


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