It was 105 years ago on this day that St. John’s photographer T.B. Hayward captured a snapshot of the legendary Virgin Mary iceberg.
The HMCS Corner Brook, classified as a “long-range hunter-killer” was purchased from the British after the Cold War.
Home owners sometimes put a lot of work into the appearance of their front door, but Don and Doris Hillier of Allan Square have turned the outside of their townhouse into what some would call a work of art.
Did you know there was a hovercraft in town?
Cast in bronze, the Rower is an abstract personification of the Regatta Day rower.
What is a gravestone doing on George Street?
In 1951, when the Cold War made air defence from Soviet bombers a priority, the site was chosen as a radar base for North East Air Command, as part of a North American early warning system.
Far from the booming bass of George Street is Quidi Vidi’s quirky Inn of Olde.
Seaworld may have Shamu, but we have Lenny, the seal with a rubber fetish.
“We’re finding garbage,” says Stéphane Noël, when asked to describe the type of artefacts he and fellow Archaeology students are uncovering on Signal Hill. But, of course, that’s what he’s after.
Back in the 19th century, this was called Market House Hill and was home to the rowdiest public hanging gallows in town, alongside a public market, the post office and the old Courthouse.
“I can’t think of many other places in the world with a name represented by two internationally known breeds of dog,” says Boykov, an artist and sculptor who studied at the Bulgarian Academy of Fine Arts.
If you want to keep a giant squid as a pet, you need a very large tank. You might be better off visiting The Rooms, where a female giant squid, or Architeuthis, is preserved in an 800-gallon tank.
Named for a hangman’s platform — a gibbet — used in the colonial period to scare people from committing crime.
The abandoned road between Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove and St. John’s is still great for hiking and mountain biking.