Market Square on the waterfront of Saint John.
These carved, unsmiling characters, not the smiling one (my sweet hubby), pop up in a lot
of places in the downtown area both outdoors and indoors.
I asked this man for some bird seed but he wouldn't speak to me at all!
This one is inside Market Square. The characters are 'walking' in and out of the wall.
A history of the Loyalists. (and some bad graffiti)
Saint John was originally called Parr Town.
Closed pedways join Market Square to Brunswick Square and
the Aquatic Center for ease of travel out of the often rainy and foggy weather.
Outdoor cafes along the Market wharf. The weather was chilly and rainy in the afternoon so
we ate indoors. We had dinner at Grannan's Seafood
and it was so delicious. Their Seafood Chower is the best!
The view from our dining table.
This is along the new boardwalk that follows the wharf area with beautiful new condos.
To the left, out of view, is where cruise ships dock. The Queen Elizabeth II was here
a couple of years ago.
This is Market slip looking across the harbour to the Saint John Harbour Bridge.
Market Square houses the Public Library, the New Brunswick Museum (which we didn't
have time to visit), restaurants and a few shops. It is a bright, enclosed public area where
special events take place. On Saturday there was a book sale going on.
I have so many pictures to share with you so I will be back tomorrow with pictures
of one of the oldest markets in the country, the Loyalist Burial Ground and
Kings Square Park.
Saint John has over 200 years of history since the Loyalists first arrived.
The architecture of the old buildings is beautiful as are it's churches and parks.
I hope you will come back tomorrow and revisit some more highlights
of this old city.
I appreciate each one of you who visits me and love it when you
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Have a blessed day!