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In August 2013, we spent a thoroughly enjoyable 12 days in Newfoundland. A highlight of the visit was several days spent in and around its capital St. John's. St John's, first founded in 1497 by John Cabot, is counted as the oldest English-founded city in North America and is the second largest city in Atlantic Canada. Cabot was sponsored by Henry VII of England. Like much of Newfoundland it is known for its brightly painted houses. It is easily the most cosmopolitan city in the province, with a large university (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and museums, etc. As far as we could tell, it has the only vegetarian restaurant(s) in the province. St. John's is a major centre of the oil industry servicing the offshore oilfields.
MV Highlanders, Channel Port Aux Basques, NLBeautiful downtown Channel Port aux Basques, NLRestaurant, Channel Port aux Basques, NLChannel Port aux Basques, SW NewfoundlandCovered Bridge at Flowers Cove, NLGerman cruise ship MV Astor calling at St. Anthony's HarbourPBY Catalina seaplane (retired), St. Anthony, NewfoundlandNorwegian archaeologists who discovered L'Anse Aux MeadowsL'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, NewfoundlandFoundations of Viking houses, L'Anse Aux MeadowsL'Anse Aux MeadowsL'Anse Aux MeadowsReconstructed Viking sod long house, L'Anse Aux Meadows NHSDoorway, reconstructed Viking sod longhouse, L'Anse aux MeadowsThe Anderson House (ca. 1800) oldest extant house in St. John'sView of St. John's from east endJellybean Row, St. John'sThe Newfoundland and the LabradorOld Cannon at Signal Hill: One of the GeorgesOlder cannon at Signal Hill: Queen Anne's reign?

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Canada
Keywords:Newfoundland, Quidi Vidi, Signal Hill, St. John's, The Battery, The Rooms