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Old Posted Aug 6, 2010, 3:22 AM
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SAINT JOHN Drive-By


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SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK

Saint John is the Maritimes' industrial powerhouse. It's also a very old
city with some impressive architecture. The residential is some of the
best in Canada. The city is full of solid buildings with incredible
details and a gritty urban feel.

I didn't get to spend as much time in Saint John as I would have liked and
it was rainy and foggy, so here's a quick tour of a city that deserves a
better look.

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A city I would definitely like to visit some day.
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Cool, unexpected architecture!
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Dayyyum, what an awesome city. Saint Johns not often represented around here... truley a hidden gem.

I loved this:
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Super thread. Being originally from New Brunswick, it's always great to see its cities on here, especially its most urban one!

Thanks!
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Amazing photo thread, thanks for visiting my fair city!
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Frankly, this is the kind of city I would expect my subconscious to create, particularly the shot including brick and second empire architecture and a tanker mthq referenced. It just makes my brain feel funny. I also really dig that edge of the world - on the Atlantic, feel.
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It strangely reminds me of Wheeling, West Virginia.
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Great photos.

And just so you know, it's always either rainy or foggy in Saint John. Always.
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great looking town. love the brick. thanks for the share.
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SJ is a ridiculously cool city, and one of my favorites in Canada. Oddly, it was bright and sunny when I was there two years ago.
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Wow! Thank you for showing us these! Great photos of a seriously awesome city. Great architecture and I love the somewhat gritty vibe in the photos. That place looks incredible.
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Thanks!

Excellent shots, thanks for posting. I live in Saint John and you captured many of the buildings very well. There are so many more you would love to see so I encourage you to return many times to see what you have missed!

The weather is not that bad, less foggy than both St John's and Halifax annually. In the summer we get fog more than usual, but plenty of sunny days as well. This summer has been outstanding for weather.

Thanks again for the photos.
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Nice pictures. It's too bad that it's foggy in your panorama.

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Lot's of gems as I would say. This small city get's an accolade from me.
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I thought the fog was fitting, given the stereotypes about Saint John weather, but it would have been nice to get a clearer view for the pano!

Saint John is the kind of surprise I like. There is nothing like going into a city and unexpectedly finding one of the most awesome urban environments in the country. And I mean that, Saint John's neighbourhoods are amazing. The only knock is that it's a very small city so they're confined to a relatively small area. But all the same, Saint John packs a punch and is more urban than most cities of its size.
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very cool. Lots of good looking old buildings.
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Stunning photo!

Saint John is one of my favorite cities, no doubt about it.

Merci!
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A great, compact urban core. Too damned bad it is not more prosperous. Almost moved there (job offer at UNB)
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I really like that pano with the fog. Looks like a great city. Nice photos, thanks!
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