In response to the thread about Canadians having/not having an identity...
I thought it might be fun if we all try to express our city, province, or country's identity.
I'm going to give it a shot with St. John's... all pictures are taken by me. But I'll never think of everything, lol...
Fresh seafood - fries, dressing, and gravy - Pineapple Crush
Significant divide between rich and poor...
Fishing and shipping - Isolation, closeness to Europe - More European than North American visitors and tourists
Best beers in the world...
The Newfoundland and Labrador dogs - our Puffins - Whales and icebergs
Towering hills - George Street clubbing - Rowdy weddings
Steep streets - Narrow lanes - Colourful houses
And an independent spirit...
"The pink, the Rose of England shows
The green, St. Patrick's emblem bright
While, in between, the spotless sheen
Of Andrew's Cross displays the white
So hail the pink, the white, the green
Our patriot flag, long may it stand
Our sirelands twine their emblems trine
To form the flag of Newfoundland."
And our old national anthem, which everyone still today knows the words to...
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"When sunrays crown thy pine-clad hills
And summer spreads her hand
When silvern voices tune thy rills
We love thee, smiling land
We love thee, we love thee, we love thee smiling land
As loved our fathers, so we love
Where once they stood, we stand
Their prayer we raise to Heaven above:
God guard thee, Newfoundland
God guard thee, God guard thee, God guard thee, Newfoundland"