Thursday, November 13, 2008

Showing Its True Colors, Even On The Cloudiest Day

The sun didn't really shine the entire time we were in Newfoundland; the sky was extrememly overcast and there was a mist of rain covering the city. The sun went down at 4:30 pm. Newfoundland is in a time zone that is a half hour later than Atlantic Time and an hour and a half later than Eastern Time, so by 3:00 pm in New York, it was pitch black in St. John's. This is the harbor in St. John's, Newfoundland on the one day there was actually enough light to take a picture:

The houses are SO colorful and even as you leave the harbor, the houses are just as unique, perched like bright little bits of confetti on the hill.

It's kind of hard to get a "feel" for the color since the pictures are so blah, but every house is painted a different color; even the roofs are painted, often in a color other than that on the home. As I mentioned in a previous post, St. John's is the oldest English-founded settlement in North America, first sailed into by Italian explorer, John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) in 1497.

And Water Street, the main drag, is the oldest street in North America and I
stood on it! (OK, so it wasn't really that big a deal to stand there, but I did. In the rain.)


Gil said...

Photos of the sea villages reminds me of what you see on the coast of Italy!

Angela said...

I'm so jealous!

Great pictures!

I go to Canada and all I get to see is Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Gorgeous! Oddly reminded me of Italian coastal towns too. Huh.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is awesome! Very beautiful! Thanks for posting. I live through you while in my recliner!