There are different neighbourhoods in St. John's
There are lotsa different naighbourhoods in St. John's. Some are dog neighbourhoods; other are cat neighbourhoods. There is urban and suburban too.
Where we live is urban and most of the houses are attached. We live near downtown, close to the Bascilica and near Fort Townshend, which is the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary garrison.
Ther is lotsa excitement on the street. We take pictures out our front door and this is what we get.
No trip to St John's would be...
No trip to St John's would be completed without a stop at Signal Hill! Its view of the city and harbour as well as the atlantic ocean is excellent! For people planning on travelling around Newfoundland, I highly recommend Gros Morne National Park (located on the west coast of Newfoundland) and the Bonavista area, located on the east shore. The people are the best! Most the people i've met are very laid back, content and extremely sociable/friendly (especially if your able to get out to the outports). Also, unlike most other cities, the people aren't very judgemental, so dress comfortably!
Architecture & buildings
One of my fondest memories of St John's are the colourful buildings and houses with very nice architecture, and there are not many tall buildings here either. The buildings and houses are built on a slope as the whole city is on slope terrain. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.
Go to the Park
This is a historic 200 acre park, with local and imported trees, flowers, shrubs, conservatory, two rivers, two ponds, fish, bird watching, woodland walkways, statuary, playground, swimming pool, amphitheatre, festivals, gift shop, restaurant and catering facility. Three noteworthy stature in the park are The Caribou, a replica of a statue in Beaumont Hamel, France and The Fighting Newfoundlander, a tribute to the regiment unveiled in 1922 and Peter Pan, a memorial to a child lost at sea.
If its a nice day and your walking around the George and Water Street Areas you will see the occassional busker.
This guy is as local as your going to find playing the accordian. A popular local instrument and you will hear it in a local of traditional music.