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Old April 27th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Corner Brook Newfoundland, Scenic Paper Town

Western Newfoundland is probably the most scenic and rugged area in Eastern Canada. Last summer I spent a short time in Corner Brook on the West Coast of Newfoundland (Canada), the province's fourth largest municipality (Metro Population - 26,623), and the largest centre outside the St. John's Metro area. Western Newfoundland, with it's ski and summer resorts, including the award winning Humber Valley Resort, and Gros Morne National Park, is becoming increasingly popular with international and European tourists, especially German and British; cruise ships stop here regularly too.

Topo map of Corner Brook:


Corner Brook is surrounded by the natural beauty of Western Newfoundland, with the main industry, the paper mill in the center of town with the downtown area and city surrounding it. The entire city is built on steep hillsides, with the mill occupying what seems to be the only bit of flat land. Corner Brook is new by East Coast standards, dating mainly from the 1920's when the mill was built. At one time the paper mill was one of the world's largest.

These are some of my summer photos of Corner Brook (80 photos).

The highway at Marble Mountain, driving in to Corner Brook:


View East from the Captain Cook Lookout:


The Lookout is on the right:




The Glynmill Inn Hotel, was opened in 1924:




Nicer residential area


Old residential




Rancher 50's style


Old theatre


Overpasses from the hills


Just east of the city is the Marble Mountain Ski Resort; top elevation, 546m (1,791ft):






Also the Humber Valley Resort which draws many of it's vacationers from Europe:


The city's hospital is a local landmark, situated prominently on a hill:




The O'Connell Health Centre, unusual architecture


Development sign for New Law Courts Building; it should be a nice addition to the city:






The tallest building is the Sir Richard Squires tower:


There are lots of interesting views of the Squires building


Some downtown street scenes:






Original company town architecture from the 1920's:






Logging trucks are a common sight:


Trucks near the mill, looking like toys


Captain Cook's Lookout is one of the best vantage points:


The Cruise ship Maasdam was in port


The Maasdam leaving Corner Brook


View of downtown


The museum will become part of the new city hall complex:


More downtown scenes:


Note the right hand drive BMW






Former Holiday Inn:




From across the Humber Arm:










City Hall - A futuristic City Hall is planned to be built next year.




























Original company houses from the 1920's:










Churches in Corner Brook West:




Hillside area west of city


I almost forgot to show boats


Nfld's newest university, Grenfell College Campus -














The highway east leaving Corner Brook -


Marble Mountain again -


Thanks for viewing, and sorry for the abundance of pictures.

All for now....
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Old April 28th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #2
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Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing them with us
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What a beautiful little town.
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We rarely see photothreads from The Rock, so thanks so much for putting together this one, Joey!
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #5
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Lovely town.

Did you use a polarizer?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #6
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We rarely see photothreads from The Rock, so thanks so much for putting together this one, Joey!
In fact there aren't that many Canadian threads here either (I think). My time was limited, I basically just had one good day of weather, so I did the best I could in a hurry. I found that Corner Brook is quite pleasant to walk around as it has some great densly wooded walking trails right in the middle.

^I have a polarizer, but I sometimes just use post-processing that might give a similar effect.

Some more pics I took in the area are Here

For those who don't know, Gros Morne, about an hour and a half north of here, is where the best scenery is; the elevations are much higher and more dramatic, around 800 meters ( 2624 ft ) plus.

http://www.canada-photos.com/data/me...cenery_269.jpg

http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index_E.asp

http://www.grosmorne.com/

Also the Humber Valley resort is quite beautiful:
http://www.humbervalley.com/photos.asp
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Look forward to seeing more of your photos in the future!
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