Cold, Cold Saint John Doors

When most folks in my corner of the world consider a winter get away they usually picture someplace warm, perhaps a tropical drink in hand and toes in the sand. Or … hardier travellers might head for the ski hills. I tend toward city visits.

But in this particular trip, I’d have to say, I didn’t time it very well.

I haven’t been to Saint John, New Brunswick for years, so I was looking forward to a little exploring.

A VERY little exploring, it turned out.

The combination of bitter cold temperatures and brisk windchills (ie -30C) with ice covered sidewalks conspired against me.

I managed a quick jaunt along Germaine Street and wasn’t disappointed with the architecture.

Luckily, the city makes a visit a little easier in winter with pedways and tunnels connecting some of the must see spots…

… Such as the very charming City Market.

That said, I feel a return visit during one of the warmer months is warranted – for sure.

For now, I’m in full agreement with Norm Frampton – enough with winter!

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13 thoughts on “Cold, Cold Saint John Doors

  1. Karen Toews February 28, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    Beautiful photography that over-rides the grim conditions! St.John does have quite a charming downtown – I miss not seeing the the market for several years.

  2. Sheree February 28, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    What gorgeous doors!

  3. sustainabilitea February 28, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    Glorious doors.and the market looks great! Just FYI, your link on the InLinkz page brings me to a nothing to be found place, on your blog but not to the post. You may want to try again.

    janet

  4. Junieper2 February 28, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    Love the brick framing your first door. St John looks beautiful in snow! The Gothic architecture always has been my favorite! Nice market hall – is it one of those where also other things like clothes, kitchen things, etc. can be bought! All great captures:)

  5. Norm 2.0 March 1, 2019 / 12:45 am

    You found a few beauties while you were out there but yeah, I woulda run for the cover of the market long before you did ๐Ÿ˜€

    • JanetRimmington March 1, 2019 / 1:47 am

      Thanks! It was sooo cold! And a โ€œdampโ€ cold too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread March 1, 2019 / 11:32 pm

    Handsome doors, but your photos look cold; and I sure didn’t see anyone else out there besides you. Stay warm. April is on its way.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JanetRimmington March 1, 2019 / 11:48 pm

      You must be experiencing the cold snaps, Judy. Harsh, eh? True – there were no other folks around. And it was mid afternoon, downtown on a Tuesday. Only crazy – I mean hearty – people, like me. ๐Ÿฅด

  7. the eternal traveller March 2, 2019 / 1:17 am

    I love your second photo with the unmarked snow on the steps. It looks beautiful!

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