Friday, May 20, 2011

'Twacking' about Downtown St. John's

If there's something that I love about both St. John's and Toronto, it's wandering around downtown. I love looking in shop windows, walking down the street and seeing street performers and listening to the sounds of traffic going by. While the two cities are obviously very different, if you close your eyes and just listen, sometimes, they might almost sound the same. Some people hate the noise, but most of the time, I love it.

I took a walk around downtown St. John's a few weeks ago and took some pictures, partly because I wanted to remember what a beautiful day it was, but also because I wanted to show off what I love about St. John's.

Multi-coloured houses and buildings of all shapes and sizes. Modern versus traditional, young and old, all around. St. John's is a city that is rich in culture and I think one thing that definitely reflects part of that is its architecture.

For those of you not from Newfoundland and who may be wondering about the title of this blog post, "twacking" is a Newfoundland term which basically means to window shop, to look at things but not actually purchase them. I did some twacking that day, but I also did some purchasing. :)

I'm no photographer, by any means, but hopefully these few snaps will give you a taste of what historical St. John's has to offer!