17
Mar
09

Day 164 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Saint Patrick’s Day in The Historic Town of Saint John, New Brunswick

A huge SAINT JOHN sign hovers over the city reminding everyone of how unique and special Saint John is.

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Saint John Harbour  

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Downtown Saint John

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Market Square

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An aging mural depicting Saint John is worn and weathered, much like the 100′s of historical warehouses and residental buildings in the downtown core. Many of which date back 200 years. Saint John is saturated in history, character and characters.

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The Saint John Harbour boardwalk was busy with pedestrian traffic with temperatures of plus 6!.

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Fort Howe sits atop a hill just North of the downtown core.  

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Cairn by Fort Howe

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Details of artwork in Market Square park.

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Francoise-Marie Jacquelin and Sieur Charles de Menou d’Aulnay are two French historical figures that play a key role in Saint John’s history. They are carved in wood and stand down by the waterfront beside Market Square.  

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Market Square Interior / The Marco Polo was built in Saint John.

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Coast Guard Lighthouse by the Water’s Edge

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Scallop fishing boat returning to Saint John harbour.

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Some of the only houses to survive the 1877 fire which gutted most of downtown Saint John.

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North Side Neighborhood

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Shopping Centre

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Scultures and historical monuments are throughout Kings Square, which takes up an entire city block in downtown Saint John.

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Outside of the City Market

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 The original Saint John City Market (named Country Market and held in the open air) was located at the foot of King Street at Market Square. It is open year-round Monday through Saturday. 

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Vendors at the City Market in the heart of Saint John.

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Helena sells her paintings at the City Market

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Cinemas, like the Drive In’s, are becoming fewer and fewer with the population renting movies and using the internet.

The Kings Square Cinema is across the street from Kings Square Park.

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Flags of the Day

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Is it Ground Hog day today or is it St. Patrick’s day?

We spotted this furry friend on a visit to Fort Howe Park in Saint John, which is situated on a hill top overlooking downtown.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Saint John!!! This musican was on the way to play the Irish drum at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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A group of 20 Saint John businessmen showed up in a Hummer limo to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a local pub.

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Even the butcher at the Market Square got in on the St. Patties fever.

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Friends meet at O’Leary’s for some St. Paddy’s Day fun.

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Waitin’ For Some Friends

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Working on St. Patrick’s Day

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Cheers! Welcome to Saint John! 

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A worthwhile message to heed at any time of the year! 

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