Here in Saint John, the downtown area is referred to as uptown. We don’t go there very often these days. Like most other people, we tend to go out to the shopping district. In the tourist brochures, they talk about the “bustling uptown”, but most of the time it looks dead. Unless there’s a cruise ship in, OR like when I went there yesterday; it’s around the noon hour. I wanted to take pictures, but there there were cars and people everywhere. You see a very small portion of King’s Square in this picture, and how the grass is beginning to get green, finally.
Here’s is the corner of King Street and Germain.
I decided to take Germain Street for my little photo walk. Not only because of the red brick, but also because it shifts from being a business area to residential. The picture on top of this post is a portion of all the numerous townhouses on Germain.
One little, old boozer was sitting on the sidewalk, and when he saw the camera hanging around my neck, he asked “Do you want to take my picture?” He would actually have made a great picture, he was rather scruffy, so I said “Sure, why not!”. However, that was when he started negotiating … starting out with five bucks. I told him I didn’t have any cash and then he asked me what I’d use it for … where I’d put it up. So, I just walked away. I had this idea, floating around in my mind, I could have given him five bucks, and taken down his story … how he’d ended up where he was, but decided against it.
In this picture, though, you get the idea of how old and new is mixed in this city. The concrete part is a shopping mall, and the tall one is the Bell building.
Trinity Royal, on top of the sign, is the name of the ward (I think).
I saw less graffiti than I’d expected. In fact, that was one thing I had in the back of my mind when I started out; graffiti.
Also so many quaint little restaurants I didn’t even know of before.
Walked all the way down to the new cruise ship terminal, and by the time I got there, I was rather tired.
One last red brick building, though. This used to look rather decrepitated, but now it’s being turned into upscale condos. I read about it in the local newspaper, and they look very posh … the condos, that is. It’s the corner of Water Street and Princess.
I love this little city.